Rutgers moves opener against Temple to Thursday night for TV


PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers has moved its football season-opener against Temple to a Thursday night so the game can be seen on prime time television.

The Big Ten Conference school made the announcement Monday, noting the game will be played on Sept. 2, two days earlier than previously announced.

Game times and network designations will be announced at a later date.

Rutgers will play five other games at SHI Stadium this season, including Delaware, and Big Ten members Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Maryland. The Scarlet Knights posted a 3-6 record in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, which was Greg Schiano’s first year back as coach.

Michigan State will be the Homecoming game on Oct. 9.

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