It appears Gio Rescigno may be in line for a special homecoming to end his collegiate career.
The Rutgers redshirt senior quarterback and Michigan native spent more time with the first-team offense than he has in some time in practice Tuesday as the Scarlet Knights began preparation for Saturday’s season finale at Michigan State.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Eastern in East Lansing.
Head coach Chris Ash said earlier in the day during the Big Ten coaches teleconference no decision on a starting quarterback had been made. But Rescigno’s increased reps with the starters do suggest there is a good chance he will get the nod against the Spartans.
Rescigno entered last week’s 20-7 loss to Penn State late in the first half, replacing freshman quarterback Artur Sitkowski, who has started all 11 games this season but has struggled with a nation-leading 18 interceptions.
Ash will not speak to local reporters again until Thursday. It is not clear if he will announce a starter then.
If Rescigno gets the start, it would be the 13th of his career. He started six games in both the 2016 and ’17 seasons, winning three Big Ten games last year. He has played in six games this season and thrown for 261 yards with two interceptions, and sparked the Rutgers offense in its loss to the Nittany Lions in the home finale.