"We’re competing with the offense. We told them we’re going to try to score as many points as they do a game.”
--#31 George Johnson
This is the second quote of the day in a row from a Rutgers defensive starter. Senior defensive end George Johnson's quote comes from an article in Sunday's Trentonian entititled "Rutgers Pounds Texas Southern".
It's more than just words from the defense. They have now scored a defensive touchdown in three straight games. The Scarlet Knights are also second in the nation in turnover margin (to only Air Force) with 16 loose balls gained (8 fumble recoveries & 8 interceptions) against only 4 footballs lost (1 fumble & 3 interceptions) in the first five games of the season (with all 3 interceptions being thrown in the 1st half of the 1st game by our 2nd-string quarterback). If the defense continues to pick up footballs at that rate, they'll score some more points before the season's done.