|Rutgers intercepted two passes from Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the 35-26 win. (US Presswire)|
RUTGERS WON. Even with Tyler Wilson back in the lineup and Cobi Hamilton collecting 303 receiving yards, Arkansas was not able to stop Rutgers when they needed to and the Scarlet Knights left Fayetteville with a 35-26 win.
HOW RUTGERS WON: Jawan Jamison put together another workhorse performance in the Rutgers backfield, carrying 33 times for 119 yards. But the star of the evening was sophomore quarterback Gary Nova. Nova completed 25 of 35 passes for 397 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. He picked apart the Arkansas secondary at will, spreading his passes around to eight different receivers. Four receivers - Brandon Coleman, Mark Harrison, Quron Pratt, and Tim Wright - all pulled in at least four receptions for more than 50 yards receiving.
WHEN RUTGERS WON: Hamilton broke the 300-yard mark on an electric 80-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to cut Rutgers' lead to 28-26. Wilson's attempt on the two-point try fell incomplete, but the home crowd was pushing the Razorbacks to a comeback. On the second play from scrimmage for Rutgers, wide receiver Mark Harrison answered with a 60-yard catch and run of his own for a deflating touchdown to put the Scarlet Knights up for good.
WHAT RUTGERS WON: The Scarlet Knights are the only team in the nation with three road wins, and now Kyle Flood's team will take that confidence into the rest of their Big East schedule. Rutgers' performances over South Florida and Arkansas show that the team is improving, and now it's time to consider them along with Louisville as the class of the Big East.
WHAT ARKANSAS LOST: The return of Wilson was supposed to signify a turnaround for this tumultuous 2012 season, but the loss to Rutgers just spins the Razorbacks further into obscurity. As much as the coaches, players, and fans want to focus exclusively on the next game, there will be questions surrounding the program's future from now until the end of the season. The current state of Arkansas football is so far from where anyone expected it to be after four weeks, even after Bobby Petrino's exit. The next weeks will be trying for the entire program, especially after the home loss to Rutgers.
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