Rutgers Is Trying Really Hard At Football But Is Still Hilariously Bad At It

Rutgers is struggling its way through another season in the Big 10, but today makes it all so worth it.

In a game where the Scarlet Knights got obliterated by a Michigan State team that’s struggling against everyone but Rutgers, this moment of true beauty stands out.

That’s Rutgers quarterback Giovanni Rescigno trying to throw the ball to the far sideline. It’s also Running Back Justin Goodwin tripping Rescigno on the play action fake and ruining any chance of that actually happening. If you’re not paying close enough attention it looks like Rescigno just… dives backward for no reason at all. There’s no pass rush from the Spartans defense. Everything is going to be fine. But it’s not: the two players somehow get their left feet intertwined to give us Peak Rutgers.

It’s a fairly smart play to get rid of the ball and avoid taking the, um, sack from your own teammate. But when you add together the angle of his body and the wild throw to get rid of the football… man. It’s just so good. Look at this moment, frozen in time. It’s perfect.

Here’s a GIF of that, America. You deserve it.

It’s clear to me now: We need Rutgers football. I never thought I’d say it, but it’s true.