Rutgers coach Terry Shea said yesterday that senior Mike Stephans will start at quarterback when the Scarlet Knights play Miami on Thursday night at Rutgers Stadium.
Stephans entered the season as the team's third-stringer.
Sophomore Corey Valentine has been the starter in both of Rutgers' games this season - a 38-28 victory over Villanova and a 10-6 loss to Navy. Ralph Sacca, a junior from Delran High in South Jersey, who was second on the depth chart, played in both games. Stephans played in the fourth quarter of each game.