The team previews suggest we'll be able to defend the pass, while the defensive line and uncertainty at quarterback and wide receiver are the wild cards to whether we can make the above a reality.
Disappointingly, several members of the Nation who asked me cannot put their entire retirement-savings account and free cash on Rutgers on the "Over 9.5" wins wager at Monmouth Park, since we're prohibited from wagering on the Scarlet Knights under the new sports-betting law. Alternatively, however, the Giants "Under" is probably a winning proposition. Or we double down on 50-50s.
As everyone's enjoying the fleeting moments of summer, our tickets arrived late last week, which means the home opener vs. Texas State is fast approaching.
The home schedule -- all Saturday games -- is pretty accommodating to those of us who find September to be one of the best months for beach-going, and that don't want to freeze their tails off in that late-November scenario we've been in several times.
- Sept. 1: Texas State, 12 p.m.
- Sept. 22: Buffalo, TBA
- Beef on Weck
- Sponge Candy
- Sept. 29: Indiana, TBA
- Oct. 6: Illinois, TBA
- Black Dog BBQ/Burnt Ends - Smoked Brisket, Ribs, etc.
- Oct. 20: Northwestern, 12 p.m.
- Nov. 10: Michigan, TBA
- Nov. 17: State Penn, TBA
- Baby's Burgers
- Prison Food