November 18, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - With another shutdown performance by its defense, No. 22 Rutgers stayed in control of the Big East. Reserve running back Savon Huggins had a career-high 179 yards, and the Scarlet Knights shut down the league's highest-scoring offense for a 10-3 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday that left Rutgers alone in first place. Rutgers (9-1, 5-0) knocked the Bearcats out of the race and maintained its one-game lead over No. 20 Louisville, which was idle. The Scarlet Knights finish with games at Pittsburgh and home against Louisville.
October 21, 2012 |
Rutgers sophomore quarterback Gary Nova was crowded by reporters, all with a simple question: What happened? More specifically, what changed so drastically after intermission? Rutgers trailed Temple, 10-0, at halftime, the first time this year the Scarlet Knights were scoreless after two quarters. Nova threw touchdown passes on Rutgers' first four second-half possessions, enabling the Scarlet Knights to improve to 7-0 in Saturday's 35-10 win over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field.
October 20, 2012 |
Temple's goal heading into Saturday's Big East game against Rutgers remains what it was at the start of the season: win the next game and become bowl-eligible. If the Owls win this game, they will become a serious Big East title contender. After a pair of conference wins over South Florida and Connecticut, Temple (3-2, 2-0 Big East) hosts 19th-ranked Rutgers in Saturday's noon game at Lincoln Financial Field. Relying heavily on running back Jawan Jamison and a stingy defense led by linebacker Khaseem Greene, the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0)
October 16, 2012 |
Temple coach Steve Addazio always speaks highly of his team's next opponent during the weekly Big East teleconferences, whether the praise is warranted or not. But on Monday, he took his compliments to another level. "I'm watching their tape and I feel like maybe, you know, it's like if I'm watching Rutgers or the New York Giants here," said Addazio, whose team will play 19th-ranked Rutgers on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. "They look great to me. " The Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0 Big East)
October 14, 2012 |
Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field-goal attempt and ran 75 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter Saturday, and No. 20 Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to a 23-15 victory over Syracuse in Piscataway, N.J. Big East Conference defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass as Rutgers (6-0, 3-0) became bowl-eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons. Jawan Jamison scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Nova threw a 12-yard touchdown to Tyler Kroft, and walk-on placekicker Nick Borgese had a 25-yard field goal filling in for the injured Kyle Federico as the Scarlet Knights went to 6-0 for only the third time since 1976.
October 7, 2012 |
Grinding offense and suffocating defense, with a big play or two sprinkled in here and there. That's the Rutgers way and it worked to perfection in a 19-3 victory Saturday against Connecticut in Piscataway, N.J., that was anything but pretty, but totally effective. "If you could bottle today's game, you'd have Rutgers football," coach Kyle Flood said. Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards for the 22d-ranked Scarlet Knights and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to leave no doubt about the outcome.
September 23, 2012 |
Sophomore Gary Nova was 25 of 35 passing for a career-best 397 yards and five touchdowns to lead Rutgers to a 35-26 win over Arkansas on Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark. The win secured the Scarlet Knights' first 4-0 start since the 2006 season, and first-year coach Kyle Flood became the third coach in school history to start his career with that mark. The last was John Bateman in 1960. Nova threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Coleman, who finished with six catches for 89 yards.
September 15, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Jawan Jamison ran for 151 yards and a touchdown, and Kyle Federico kicked three field goals to help Rutgers begin Big East play with a 23-13 victory over South Florida on Thursday night. Gary Nova threw for 277 yards and one touchdown for the Scarlet Knights, who snapped a 13-13 tie on Federico's 22-yard field goal with 2 minutes, 48 seconds left. A little over a minute later, Jamison scored on a 41-yard run after USF (2-1, 0-1 Big East) turned the ball over on downs.
September 14, 2012 |
Jawan Jamison ran 151 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Federico kicked three field goals to help Rutgers begin Big East play with a 23-13 victory over South Florida on Thursday night in Tampa. Gary Nova threw for 277 yards and one TD for the Scarlet Knights, who snapped a 13-13 tie on Federico's 22-yard field goal with 2:48 remaining. Jamison sealed the outcome when he scored on a 41-yard run after USF (2-1, 0-1) turned the ball over on downs. It was the fourth consecutive 100-yard game for Jamison dating to last season, the longest string of 100-yard performances by a Rutgers player since Ray Rice had seven straight to end the 2007 season.