Rutgers Is Now 7-0
Philadelphia, PA -- The nationally ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights travelled south on the New Jersey Turnpike for their game at Lincoln Financial Field, the NFL home of the Philadelphia Eagles, where they were facing the Temple Owls.
After a slow start, Rutgers super sophomore quarterback Gary Nova energized his offense and threw four touchdown passes in the second half, to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 35-10 victory over conference foe Temple. With the victory, Rutgers is now 7-0 (4-0), and Temple is 3-3 (2-1).
Rutgers is ranked 19th in the AP Poll, 17th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, and 15th in the BCS Harris Poll.
After an anemic first half, they were uncharacteristically down 10-0 when they headed for the locker room at halftime. Temple’s defense held the Scarlet Knights to 110 yards of offense in the first half.
Veteran sportswriter and Rutgers alumnus Tom Luicci describes the action in The Star-Ledger:
It’s hard to explain a dramatic shift like the one the Scarlet Knights, 15th in the BCS standings, were part of in Saturday’s 35-10 victory over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field.
Down 10-0 at halftime, lost on offense, looking lifeless (running back Jawan Jamison said he thought the team was “sluggish”), Rutgers appeared spent mentally and physically.
Then came the remarkable turnaround: 35 unanswered points in the second half, four touchdown passes by Gary Nova, touchdowns on the first four possessions and 223 yards of offense in the third quarter after the entire first half had produced just 110.
And, of course, the defense. Temple managed just 49 yards on 25 second-half plays.The Cinderella season continues with this win!
Next Saturday the Scarlet Knights will be hosting the Kent State Golden Flashes for their Homecoming game.
R.U. Rah Rah R.U. Rah Rah Hoo Rah Hoo Rah Rutgers Rah!
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