By Matt Sugam
PISCATAWAY – When Rutgers kicks off to Kent State this Saturday, they’ll be putting it in the hands of the best returner in the country in Dri Archer. With 47.5 yards per return, Archer is No. 1 in the country.
It’ll be a challenge for Rutgers, and one the players on kickoff coverage have embraced and are looking forward to. So too is their head coach.
“Absolutely,” Kyle Flood said when asked if he was looking forward to the challenge, adding, “I would be disappointed if they weren’t excited about the challenge. I think we all are. We know he’s a great player and certainly a tremendous playmaker and we got to do anything we can to minimize his effect on the game.”
Which would seem to be to keep it out of his hands on kickoffs. But that’s not necessarily Rutgers’ plans. Flood said they’re willing to kick to Archer.
“Every game I think you have to have your menu of kicks available to you,” Flood said. “And certainly what we’ve done in the past is what we’ll have this week. ”