Howard at Rutgers

Rutgers 26, Howard 0


PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Coleman and Rutgers' swarming defense limited Howard to 149 total yards Saturday, giving Kyle Flood a 26-0 victory in his first home game as the Scarlet Knights' coach.

Nova and Coleman combined on scoring passes of 32 and 16 yards as Rutgers got off to its second 2-0 start in three seasons.

Savon Huggins scored on a 1-yard run and cornerback Brandon Jones scored his second touchdown in as many games, jogging six yards with a blocked punt, one of two that led to touchdowns.

Howard (1-1) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference had a chance to take an early lead after Julien David intercepted Nova on the opening series, and the Bison eventually got a first and goal at the 2 after a pass interference penalty.

William Parker, however, fumbled a third-down pitch and defensive tackle Scott Vallone recovered.

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Scoring Summary
RUTSavon Huggins 1 yd run (Kyle Federico kick)
RUTBrandon Jones 6 yd blocked punt return (missed kick)
RUTBrandon Coleman 32 yd pass from Gary Nova (failed 2pt rush)
RUTBrandon Coleman 16 yd pass from Gary Nova (Kyle Federico kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1216
Third Down Efficiency6-177-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards60-14960-321
Passing Yds75130
Kick Return Yds930
Punt Return Yds048
Time of Poss.31:1628:44
Individual Stats
HOW: William Parker 11-51, Aquanius Freeman 15-32, Jarren Brown 2-7, Randy Liggins 1-3, Justin Duncan 3-2, Team 1--2, Jamie Cunningham 5--19
RUT: Jawan Jamison 10-110, Ben Martin 10-48, Savon Huggins 9-24, Michael Burton 2-9, Gary Nova 2-0
HOW: Jamie Cunningham 9-18-68-0, Randy Liggins 2-4-7-0
RUT: Gary Nova 15-27-130-1
HOW: David Wilson 4-29, Justin Duncan 2-18, Justin Boyd 1-14, Matthew Colvin 1-6, Jonathan Booker 1-5, William Parker 1-2, Aquanius Freeman 1-1
RUT: Mark Harrison 6-16, Brandon Coleman 2-48, Timothy Wright 2-17, D.C. Jefferson 2-12, Jawan Jamison 1-25, Quron Pratt 1-6, Savon Huggins 1-6

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