Rutgers players struggling with nerves before St. Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

With the kickoff of the St. Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef 'O' Brady's set for just more than 24 hours from now, Rutgers players admit that they are struggling to stay calm. "It's been tough for the guys," said head coach Greg Schiano. "This is the third of 33 bowl games on the schedule, and the primetime game of the bowl season's opening night. Then you throw into the mix playing Central Florida and a new sponsor in Beef 'O' Brady's and, well … the kids feel the pressure." Rutgers freshman quarterback Tom Savage said he will do his best to keep his head in the game and not become overwhelmed by the grand stage. "This time last year I was playing in the state playoffs," he said. "And now I'm in a bowl sponsored by one of the premier family-friendly sports bar chains in all of the South and Midwest. It's overwhelming."


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