RUTGERS (6-0, 3-0) at TEMPLE (3-2, 2-0)
Saturday, October 20 • 12:00 p.m. • SNY
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Radio: Rutgers Radio Network
(710-WOR; 1450-WCTC; 610-WIP)
Live Stats: ScarletKnights.com
• No. 15 Rutgers looks to remain undefeated as it renews its rivalry with Temple Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The BIG EAST Network (SNY, WPVI-6) and WatchESPN.com have live coverage of the game with Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante and Paul Carcaterra on the call at 12 noon. Coverage on the Rutgers Radio Network begins at 11 a.m. on WOR-710 AM in New York City, WCTC-1450 AM in Central Jersey and WIP-610 AM in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
• A total of 21 players on the Rutgers roster hail from the Philadelphia television market, including 11 players from South Jersey, seven Pennsylvania natives and three Delaware products. Eight starters on Rutgers’ current two-deep hail from the Philly DMA.
• Rutgers and Temple meet for the 35th time in series history Saturday. The two schools played every season from 1977-2004 before the series was halted following Temple’s departure from the BIG EAST following the 2004 season.
• The Scarlet Knights have won two straight in the series, including a 16-6 victory the last time the schools met in 2004. RU is 6-9 all-time in Philadelphia against the Owls.
• Saturday’s game marks the first time the two schools have met undefeated in BIG EAST play.
With a Victory ...
• Rutgers would improve to 7-0 for the third time since 1976 and just the second time since joining the BIG EAST in 1991.
• Start the season 7-0 for the fifth time in 143 years of college football.
• Kyle Flood would become the first coach in school history to start his coaching career 7-0 at RU.
• Rutgers would be 4-0 in BIG EAST play for the second time in school history (2006).
Rutgers has won seven consecutive games, tied for the sixth-longest winning streak in the country. The Scarlet Knights, ranked No. 17 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 19 in the AP Top 25, have not lost since last year’s regular-season finale at UConn (Nov. 26, 2011).
Rutgers is ranked No. 15 in this week’s BCS Standings.
Nation’s Longest Active Winning Streaks
1. Alabama 10
2. Oregon 9
3. Cincinnati 8
Mississippi State 8
6. Rutgers 7
Ohio State 7
One of 12 Undefeated Teams
Rutgers is one of 12 remaining undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The BIG EAST has three teams still unbeaten (Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers) - tied for the most of any conference along with the SEC.
The Scarlet Curtain
Rutgers is second nationally in rushing defense, yielding just 60.8 yards per game. The Scarlet Knights have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 10 straight games, dating back to 2011. The last player to rush for 100 yards against the Scarlet Knights was USF ‘s Darrell Scott (100 yards) on November 5, 2011.
Rutgers is the only team in the nation to be ranked in the top three nationally in rushing defense, rushing touchdowns allowed and yards per carry rushing defense.
Rushing Defense National Leaders
1. Alabama 55.3
2. Rutgers 60.8
3. BYU 67.9
Fewest Rushing Touchdowns Allowed
1. Notre Dame 0
2. Utah State 1
3. Rutgers 2
3. TCU 2
Fewest Rushing Yards Per Carry
1. Alabama 1.8
2. BYU 2.2
3. Rutgers 2.3
Defense Wins Championships
Rutgers boasts the nation’s third-best scoring defense, allowing just 11.5 points per game. RU has allowed 31points in three BIG EAST victories on the season (13 vs. USF, 3 vs. UConn, 15 vs. Syracuse).
Scoring Defense National Leaders
1. Alabama 7.5
2. Notre Dame 8.7
3. Rutgers 10.8
Fewest Touchdowns Allowed Nationally
1. Notre Dame 4
2. Alabama 6
3. Rutgers 7
Nation’s Only BCS 3-0 Road Team in Sept.
Rutgers is the only BCS team to win three road games in the month of September in 2012. For only the third time in 143 years of football, Rutgers opened the year with three road games in September.
Three Road Games in September
at Tulane (9/1/12) W, 24-12
at USF (9/13/12) W, 23-13
at Arkansas (9/22/12) W, 35-26
at Boston College (9/6/86) W, 11-9
at Kentucky (9/13/86) T, 16-16
at Syracuse (9/27/86) W, 16-10
at Navy (9/11/76) W, 13-3
at Bucknell (9/18/76) W, 19-7
at Princeton (9/25/76) W, 17-0
Opportunistic Pass Defense
Rutgers leads the BIG EAST and is third nationally with 12 interceptions. Only TCU (2.3) averages more interceptions per game than Rutgers (2.0).
Individually, Brandon Jones is tied for the BIG EAST lead and is 14th nationally with three interceptions. Jones and fellow RU cornerback Logan Ryan lead the BIG EAST with 1.3 pass breakups per game.
National Interception Leaders
1. TCU 14
2. Fresno State 13
3. Rutgers 12
Coming Into His Own
Sophomore running back Jawan Jamison ranks 20th nationally and first in the BIG EAST with 110.8 rushing yards per game.
The Starke, Fla., native is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and has 665 rushing yards on the season.
Jamison on the Carry
Jawan Jamison broke a school record that stood since 1972 with 41 rushing attempts in the 23-13 victory over USF on Sept. 13 in Tampa. Jamison rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown - and broke “JJ” Jennings’ school record for single-game rushing attempts.
Single-Game Rushing Attempts
1. 41 Jawan Jamison at USF 9/13/12
2. 40 “JJ” Jennings vs. Colgate 11/25/72
3. 39 Ray Rice vs. USF 10/18/07
3. 39 Ray Rice at Pittsburgh 10/21/06
3. 39 “JJ” Jennings at Princeton 9/29/73
3. 39 “JJ” Jennings at Columbia 10/28/72
Over the Century Mark
Jawan Jamison’s impressive string of consecutive 100-yard games came to an end vs. Syracuse on Oct. 13. It snapped a streak of six straight 100-yard games, including five in a row to start the year. Jamison has gone over the century mark in seven of the last nine games.
100 to Start the Season
Jawan Jamison and Ray Rice are the only players in school history to rush for 100 yards in each of the first five games of the year. Rice opened 2006 with five consecutive 100-yard performances.
Consecutive 100-Yard Games to Start the Season
5 Ray Rice (2006)
5 Jawan Jamison (2012)
JJ and Ray
Jawan Jamison became the first Rutgers running back since Ray Rice to post six straight 100-yard games after rushing for 110 yards against UConn. Rice ripped off eight consecutive 100-yard games to finish the 2007 season.
Jamison posted the eighth 100-yard game of his career in the win over the Huskies.
Consecutive 100-Yard Games
Jawan Jamison is fourth in school history and became just the third player in 143 years of football at Rutgers to rush for six consecutive 100-yard games.
Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games
1. Ray Rice (10/13/07-1/5/08) 8
2. Ray Rice (12/28/05-9/29/06) 7
“JJ” Jennings (11/25/72-11/7/73) 7
4. Jawan Jamison (12/30/12 - 10/6/12) 6
Explosive Plays on the Ground
After finishing the 2011 season with nine rushes of 20 yards or longer as a team, Rutgers has already ran for eight runs of 20 yards or more in 2012.
Jawan Jamison has seven of the eight long plays on the ground this season, including two over 20 yards in last week’s 19-3 win over UConn.
Year Long Rush Plays of 20+ Yards
Seven Straight Years with a Shutout
Rutgers is the only school in the nation to post a shutout in each of the last seven seasons. The Scarlet Knights held Howard scoreless 26-0 Sept. 8 to extend the streak.
The last Football Bowl Subdivision opponent RU shutout was USF in 2009 - 31-0 in an ESPN Thursday primetime game in Piscataway.
2006: Illinois (33-0); Navy (34-0)
2007: Norfolk State (59-0)
2008: Morgan State (38-0)
2009: Texas Southern (42-0); USF (31-0)
2010: Norfolk State (31-0)
2011: North Carolina Central (48-0)
2012: Howard (26-0)
150 + 0 = Success
Since 2000, Rutgers is 19-4 when rushing for 150 yards or more and not allowing a sack in the same game. The Scarlet Knights rushed for 151 yards in the 2012 opener at Tulane and followed with 191 rushing yards in the week two victory over Howard - without allowing sack in either contest.
150+ Rushing Yards and No Sacks Allowed in a Game
Howard (9/8/12) 191
Tulane (9/1/12) 151
Iowa State (12/30/11) 173
Howard (9/12/09) 245
Louisville (12/4/08) 224
at Navy (9/20/08) 206
at Army (11/9/07) 404
West Virginia (10/27/07) 183
at Syracuse (10/13/07) 228
Norfolk State (9/15/07) 240
Navy (9/7/07) 210
Buffalo (8/30/07) 235
Kansas State (12/28/06) 211
West Virginia (12/2/06) 174
Syracuse (11/25/06) 217
at Pittsburgh (10/21/06) 268
Ohio (9/16/06) 217
Illinois (9/9/06) 166
Arizona State (12/27/05) 158
Michigan State (9/4/04) 174
Syracuse (11/29/03) 167
Buffalo (8/30/03) 181
Navy (10/20/01) 206
This Week’s Opponent: Temple
Second-year head coach Steve Addazio brings Temple into Saturday’s game with a 3-2 record, including a perfect 2-0 mark in the BIG EAST. The Owls show wins over Villanova (41-10), USF (37-28) and Connecticut (17-14, OT) this season while losing to Maryland (36-27) and Penn State (24-13).
The Owls are 112th nationally in total offense (309.2 yards per game), 70th in scoring offense (27.0 points per game), 50th in rushing offense (176.8 yards per game) and 116th in passing offense (132.4 yards per game).
Defensively, Temple is 61st nationally in total defense (391.0 yards per game). The Owls are 42nd in scoring defense (22.4 points per game), 61st in rushing defense (156.4 yards per game) and 72nd in pass defense (234.6 yards per game).
Both teams have protected the football this season. Rutgers is first nationally in turnover margin (+2.17 per game) while Temple is 12th (+1.2 per game).
Sophomore quarterback Gary Nova threw for the third-highest yardage total in Rutgers’ single-game history in the 35-26 win at Arkansas on Sept. 22.
Nova set career-highs in passing yards (397), completions (25) and passing touchdowns (five) against the Hogs.
For his efforts, he was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and was named one of the Manning Award “Stars of the Week. The Davey O’Brien Award also cited Nova as an honorable mention national quarterback of the week.
Single-Game Passing Yardage Leaders
1. Mike Teel vs. Louisville (12/4/08) 447
2. Scott Erney vs. Vanderbilt (9/17/88) 436
3. Gary Nova at Arkansas (9/22/12) 397
4. Mike McMahon at Army (10/18/97) 386
5. Ryan Hart vs. Pittsburgh (10/18/03) 384
Single-Game Passing Touchdown Leaders
1. Mike Teel vs. Louisville (12/4/08) 7
2. Mike Teel at Pittsburgh (10/25/08) 6
3. Gary Nova at Arkansas (9/22/12) 5
Mike McMahon vs. Villanova (9/2/00) 5
Rich Policastro vs. Colgate (11/22/69) 5
Nova Just Continues to Win
Gary Nova is 30-0 as a starting quarterback when entering the season as the starter under center. Overall, he is 33-2 as his team’s starting signal caller.
Nova has thrown for 11 touchdown passes already in 2012 - the same total he had all of 2011. On the season, Nova is 106-of-174 passing for 1,271 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions.
Nova has thrown 153 straight passes without an interception.
Nova’s Record as a Starter
2009 and 2010 at Don Bosco Prep 24-0
2011 at Rutgers 3-2
2012 at Rutgers 6-0
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
Senior linebacker Khaseem Greene picked up right where he left off in 2012 after being named BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. The Elizabeth native totaled 141 tackles in his first year at linebacker last season, which led the BIG EAST and ranked 12th nationally.
Greene was the first Scarlet Knight to be named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-America honors by SI.com and Phil Steele.
In 2012, Greene leads RU with 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and six quarterback hurries.
Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week
Khaseem Greene was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Syracuse win. Greene was all over the field in Rutgers’ 23-15 victory over Syracuse. The 2011 Co-BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year totaled 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks, forced three fumbles and had an interception against the Orange. Greene’s stellar performance has helped RU to a 6-0 record and 3-0 mark in the BIG EAST. Rutgers is 6-0 for the first time since 2006.
Greene is the third player in school history to earn the National Player of the Week honor from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Ray Rice was the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week on September 3, 2006 and defensive tackle Ramel Meekins was the National Defensive Player of the Week on October 15, 2006.
Top 10 Greene
Khaseem Greene is eighth in school history with 314 career tackles. He was named ESPN’s College Football National Defensive Player of the Day on Twitter following the Syracuse win Oct. 13.
Career Total Tackle Leaders
1. Tyronne Stowe (1983-86) 533
2. Jim Dumont (1979-83) 448
3. Brian Sheridan (1993-97) 389
4. Courtney Greene (2005-08) 386
5. Pat Udovich (1986-89) 363
6. Aaron Brady (1995-98) 354
7. Keith Woetzel (1980-82) 323
8. Khaseem Greene (2009-present) 314
Big Play Brandon
Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Coleman has quickly developed into one of the nation’s premier deep threats. The Maryland native has a career yards per reception average of 22.8 and eight of his 11 career touchdown receptions have covered 30 yards or more.
Coleman has averaged 41.7 yards per touchdown reception in his career.
He has 11 career touchdown receptions in 19 games played. In 2012, Coleman has 24 receptions for 382 yards and is tied for the BIG EAST lead with five receiving touchdowns. He posted his second career 100-yard receiving game in the win over Syracuse.
Coleman’s Career Touchdown Receptions
Opponent Yardage on TD reception
at Arkansas (9/22/12) 19
at Arkansas (9/22/12) 38
Howard (9/8/12) 16
Howard (9/8/12) 32
at Tulane (9/1/12) 43
Iowa State (12/30/11) 86
at Connecticut (11/26/11) 92
at Connecticut (11/26/11) 17
at Army (11/12/11) 38
USF (11/5/11) 34
North Carolina Central (9/1/11) 44
Since the arrival of Robb Smith as special teams coordinator in 2009, Rutgers has led the nation in blocked kicks. Smith, who was promoted to defensive coordinator in the off-season, guided a special teams unit that scored 10 touchdowns since 2009.
Isaac Holmes blocked a PAT as Joe Rossi took over as special teams coordinator for RU to start the 2012 season at Tulane.
In the Howard win, RU blocked two punts - one of which was blocked by Miles Shuler and recovered by Brandon Jones for a six-yard fumble return touchdown.
Jamal Merrell blocked his fourth career kick as he blocked field goal vs. Syracuse was returned 75 yards for a touchdown by Duron Harmon to swing the momentum in the RU victory.
NCAA Team Blocked Kick Leaders Since 2009
1. Rutgers 27
2. Fresno State 23
Two Non-Offensive TDs for Juice
Brandon Jones became the first defensive player since Quintero Frierson in 2006 to post two touchdowns in a season with his six-yard fumble return on a blocked punt. Jones also scored a touchdown on an interception return in the Sept. 1 victory over Tulane.
Ground and Pound
As a team, Rutgers rushed over 100 yards in eight of the last 10 games. Since 2000, Rutgers is 43-16 in games when rushing for 150 yards or more.
Rushing Game-by-Game (Last Nine Games)
Opponent Rushing Yards
Connecticut (10/6/12) 123
at Arkansas (9/22/12) 128
at USF (9/13/12) 147
Howard (9/8/12) 191
at Tulane (9/1/12) 151
Iowa State (12/30/11) 173
at Connecticut (11/26/11) -9
Cincinnati (11/19/11) 203
at Army (11/12/11) 118
Remembering a Rutgers Legend
Former Rutgers head coach and player Frank Robert Burns passed away on July 14, 2012. In 2012, every Scarlet Knight will wear a “FRB” sticker on their helmet in honor of Burns.
Burns attended Rutgers from 1945-48. He was elected president of his class and as quarterback and linebacker, helped lead Rutgers to a combined 27-7 record. He received All-East recognition and played in the East-West Shrine game.
Burns also participated with the Eastern College All-Stars against the NFL Champion New York Giants and was named MVP with 17 tackles. He returned to his alma mater in 1961 as an assistant football coach.
As head coach, from 1973 to 1983, Burns earned the most wins in school history, 78, including an undefeated season in 1976. He was named the Walter Camp Foundation Coach of the Year in 1976 and the New Jersey Football Writers Coach of the Year in 1976, 1978 and 1979. In 1993, Burns was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He was also a member of the Rutgers Athletic Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Athletic Hall of Fame.
Under 300 the Magic Number
The Rutgers defense held four opponents to under 300 yards of total offense in 2011, going 4-0 in those contests. Since 2000, Rutgers is 43-4 when limiting the opposition to less than 300 yards of total offense.
In 2012, RU is 3-0 when holding the opposition under 300 yards of total offense. RU limited Tulane to 262 yards of total offense in the Sept. 1 victory in the Superdome, held Howard to 149 yards of total offense (Sept. 8) and gave up just 244 yards of total offense against Connecticut.
Churning Out the Victories on the Ground
Rutgers is 43-16 when rushing for 150 yards or more in a game since 2000 and 2-0 this season.
Since 2006, Rutgers is 31-7 when going over the 150-yard plateau on the ground in a game.
Most Starts in the BIG EAST
Senior defensive tackle Scott Vallone has started 44 consecutive games - the most of any current active player in the BIG EAST. The Long Island native, who has played both nose tackle and three-technique for the Scarlet Knights, has started every game of his Rutgers career since his redshirt freshman season in Piscataway.
In 2012, Vallone has 15 tackles and 2.5 TFLs for the nation’s second-ranked rushing defense.
First Top 25 Recruiting Class Ready to Go
Head coach Kyle Flood was able to land Rutgers’ first Top 25 recruiting class according to Rivals.com last February. The Scarlet Knights’ class was ranked 24th nationally, tops in the BIG EAST, led by five-star defensive tackle Darius Hamilton.
ESPN also rated Rutgers the best recruiting class in the BIG EAST and 24th nationally as well.
Hamilton was rated the 11th overall player nationally by Rivals.com, the highest-rated recruit to ever select a BIG EAST school. The Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Year, Hamilton is currently second on the depth chart at defensive tackle.
Watch Out ...
Below are the members of the 2012 Rutgers Football team on preseason national award watch lists:
Player Award Watch List
Steve Beauharnais Butkus Award
Khaseem Greene Bronko Nagurski Award
Khaseem Greene Lombardi Award
Khaseem Greene Bednarik Award
Jawan Jamison Maxwell Award
Logan Ryan Jim Thorpe Award
Logan Ryan Bednarik Award
Duron Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
Duron Harmon has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award in football.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.
Harmon, who is one of 30 student-athletes named candidates for the award, is in his second year as a starter and leader in Rutgers’ defensive secondary. He was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection at free safety in 2011, recording 49 tackles and ranking second in the conference with five interceptions. Harmon was named a Preseason All-BIG EAST pick by Athlon and Phil Steele leading up to the 2012 season, while also transitioning from free safety to strong safety.
A top competitor on the field and in the classroom, Harmon has compiled a cumulative 3.412 grade point average (GPA) as a Labor Studies major. He has earned All-BIG EAST Academic Team recognition twice, with those honors coming as a sophomore in 2010 and last season as a junior. He additionally made Rutgers University’s Dean’s List for the 2011-12 academic year with a term GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Outside of football and schoolwork, Harmon has made an impact in the surrounding community, highlighted by his constant presence at New Jersey’s Special Olympics event from 2010-12. He also pitched in his time at former teammate Eric LeGrand’s charity, Walk to Believe, in both 2011 and 2012. Additionally, Harmon has given his time and efforts to the Big Chill 5k Toy Drive (2010) and Urban Impact’s Hurricane Irene Cleanup Project (2011-12).
News and Notes ...
Kyle Flood is one of two first-year coaches to be undefeated in 2012. Urban Meyer (Ohio State) is the other ... Kyle Flood announced four players were selected team captains by their teammates: senior LB Steve Beauharnais, senior LB Khaseem Greene, senior DB Mason Robinson and senior WR Tim Wright ... Rutgers will play in four NFL venues in 2012 - Tulane (New Orleans Saints, USF (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Temple (Philadelphia Eagles) and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Steelers ... Rutgers finished 2011 9-4 overall to mark the program’s second nine-win season over the previous three years. RU has just three nine-win campaigns since 1980, with all three coming since 2006 ... The Scarlet Knights current five-game bowl winning streak is tied for the nation’s longest active streak with Mississippi State ... Senior defensive back Wayne Warren scored his first career touchdown on a 25-yard interception return for a score in the fourth quarter of the UConn victory ... This week’s game at Temple marks the second of three games Rutgers will play on natural grass in 2012.
The Class of College Football
Rutgers continues its established trend as one of the nation’s top programs both on the field and in the classroom as the Scarlet Knights were ranked ninth nationally in Academic Progress Rate according to the latest multi-year APR figures released by the NCAA.
The Rutgers football program was the lone state university to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR for the fifth consecutive year.
In addition, Rutgers was the only institution to win four bowl games while earning the APR honor in the top 10 percent over the previous five-year span.
Last year, the Rutgers football team achieved the nation’s number two ranking in Academic Progress Rate while earned the nation’s number one mark in 2010.
Rutgers is one of only 12 Football Bowl Subdivision programs to be ranked in the top 10 percent in the APR scores.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
The most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.
Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood looks to become just the 11th coach in school history to record a winning season in his first year at RU. The last first-year Rutgers head coach to post a winning record was Dick Anderson in 1984, going 7-3.
Flood’s six wins already in 2012 are more than the last three coaches in their first year “On the Banks.”
Head Coach (Year) Record
Kyle Flood (2012) 6-0
Greg Schiano (2001) 2-9, 0-7 BIG EAST
Terry Shea (1996) 2-9, 1-6 BIG EAST
Doug Graber (1990) 3-8
Dick Anderson (1984) 7-3
Frank Burns (1973) 6-5
John Bateman (1960) 8-1
John Steigman (1956) 3-7
Harvey Harman (1938) 7-1
J. Wilder Tasker (1931) 4-3-1
Harry Rockafeller (1927) 4-4
John Wallace (1924) 7-1-1
George Sanford (1913) 6-3
Howard Gargan (1910) 3-2-3
Herman Pritchard (1909) 3-5-1
Joseph Smith (1908) 3-5-1
F.H. Gorton (1906) 5-2-2
A.E. Hitchner (1904) 1-6-2
Oliver Mann (1903) 4-4-1
Harry Van Hovenberg (1902) 3-7
Arthur Robinson (1901) 0-7
Michael Daly (1900) 4-4
William Van Dyck (1898) 1-6-1
John Pendleton (1896) 5-7
H.W. Ambruster (1895) 3-4
William Reynolds (1891) 8-6
On the Mark
Rutgers senior WR Mark Harrison continues to climb up the all-time career touchdown reception leaderboard at Rutgers. The Connecticut native caught his 15th receiving touchdown of his career vs. UConn and is seventh all-time in RU history in receiving touchdowns.
Harrison has enjoyed playing against the Huskies in his career. The Connecticut native has 10 receptions for 165 yards and three touchdowns in four games vs. UConn.
Rutgers Career Receiving Touchdown Leaders
1. Tim Brown (2006-09) 20
2. Kenny Britt (2006-08) 17
2. Chris Brantley (1990-93) 17
4. Tiquan Underwood (2005-08) 16
4. Marco Battaglia (1992-95) 16
4. Tres Moses (2001-05) 16
7. Mark Harrison (2009-present) 15
8. Brian Leonard (2003-06) 13
8. Bob Simms (1957-59) 13
Defense Continues to Force Turnovers
Rutgers has forced a turnover in nine consecutive games, totaling 22 takeaways over the nine-game stretch.
Even more impressive, RU has forced at least one turnover in 46 of the previous 50 games, dating back to the 2008 season.
Strong Second Half Starts
Rutgers has come out of the halftime break on fire in 2012, outscoring the opposition 48-3. Last season, RU held a 72-58 advantage on the scoreboard in the third quarter of play.
The Scarlet Knights have outscored the opposition in every quarter this season.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers 20 39 48 43 150
Opponents 16 13 3 37 69
Stout Against the Run
Rutgers has held each of its first six opponents of the season to less than 100 yards on the ground. It is the first time since the school began play vs. a schedule of Football Bowl Subdivision opponents that RU has held each of the first six teams in a season to less than 100 yards rushing.