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Time is now for Rutgers, freshman duo

Knights kick off season Thursday; newcomers Deering, Thomas could play key roles

Updated: September 2, 2010, 11:06 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- There is a clock installed in the Rutgers football locker room, which has been ticking down for weeks to the team's season opener.

That clock is about to expire. The Scarlet Knights will take the field Thursday versus Norfolk State at Rutgers Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

For the veteran players, this will mark the beginning of another season. But for the freshmen, it will mark the commencement of their college football careers. And Rutgers' ...

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