Shocking stats from Rutgers’ four Big Ten shutout losses

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58-0. 78-0. 49-0. 39-0.

FCS schools against their bigger FBS brothers?

Not quite. These are the poundings Rutgers has taken in Big Ten play this season against Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and now Penn State, respectively.

The Scarlet Knights are now 0-8 in Big Ten play after the Penn State Nittany Lions came into Piscataway and seemingly scared all the Rutgers fans out of the misnamed High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday.

Not only were the Penn State fans the only ones left at Saturday's 39-0 debacle — at one point the traveling Nittany Lions supports took over the Rutgers student section.

Penn State posted 549 yards in total offense on Saturday. Rutgers: 88.

Combine the numbers from four shutout games mentioned above, and you have a composite score of 224-0.

Passing yardage? In the four shutouts, Rutgers totaled 126 yards. The opposition: 751.

Rushing? How about 1,507 to 265. Each of the four opponents had more rushing yards in their respective games than Rutgers had in the four combined.

Overall, that is 2,258 yards to 391.

The 2-9 Scarlet Knights mercifully conclude their season next Saturday at Maryland.

After which coach Chris Ash, who was the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Ohio State and helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship, faces a massive rebuilding task.