About the only chance Rutgers has of upsetting top-ranked Ohio State is if Leonte Carroo is healthy enough to see the field. Whether that happens remains to be seen.
Earlier in the week, the star wide receiver was listed as questionable because of a sprained ankle he suffered in RU’s win over Indiana. Since then, Carroo’s ankle has gotten progressively better as he’s participated in some aspects of the Scarlet Knights’ practices.
“Leonte was out here today,” head coach Kyle Flood said after practice on Thursday. “He did some stuff. He did more than yesterday and he’s moving in the right direction.”
Flood added that Carroo is “probably going to be a game-time decision” for Saturday’s home game against the Buckeyes.
Despite missing two games because of an off-field incident, Carroo leads the team in receptions with 21, receiving yards with 472, and receiving touchdowns with nine.
Carroo’s caught three touchdown passes in three of the four games in which he’s played this season, including the last two coming off the suspension. He’s tied for fourth in the country in touchdown catches, and is one of two, the other being Baylor’s Corey Coleman (2.7), who’s averaging more than two per game (2.25).