Less than a year after pulling off the largest comeback win in school history, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights erased a 25-point third-quarter deficit to take down the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium 55–52.
Rutgers tied the record for the largest comeback in school history that was set last November when it rallied from 25 points down to top the Maryland Terrapins.
Kyle Federico connected on a 26-yard field goal as time expired on Saturday to break a 52–52 tie and improve the Scarlet Knights to 3–3 on the year, capping a run of 28 unanswered points. The comeback began with 2:06 remaining in the third with a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Laviano to Leonte Carroo.
Laviano finished 28 of 42 for 386 yards and three touchdowns, which all went to Carroo. The senior finished with seven catches for 157 yards.
A 26-yard fumble recovery by Kemoko Turray, three-yard run by Robert Martin, and a 40-yard rushing touchdown from Paul James helped bring the Scarlet Knights level with the Hoosiers before Federico knocked through the game-winning kick.
The Hoosiers dropped to 4–3 with the loss and 0–3 in conference play, while Rutgers picked up its first win in three tries against in-house opponents.