Eastern Michigan at Rutgers

James rushes 3 TDS as Rutgers beats EMU 28-10

By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Paul James ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns and Rutgers defeated Eastern Michigan 28-10 on Saturday when the Scarlet Knights honored the paralyzed Eric LeGrand by retiring his No. 52 jersey.

It marked the first time in the 144-year history of the birthplace of college football that the university retired the number of a football player and this one was clearly loved by all in attendance.

James made sure everyone went home happy, scoring on runs of 13, 55 and 52 yards as the Scarlet Knights (2-1) won their second straight and handed Eastern Michigan its second consecutive loss.

Quron Pratt returned a kickoff 99 yards for the Scarlet Knights, who lost starting quarterback Gary Nova to an undisclosed injury after their first series.

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Scoring Summary
RUTPaul James 13 yd run (Kyle Federico kick)
EMICHDylan Mulder 39 yd FG
RUTQuron Pratt 99 yd kick return (Kyle Federico kick)
EMICHRyan Brumfield 43 yd pass from Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder kick)
RUTPaul James 55 yd run (Kyle Federico kick)
RUTPaul James 52 yd run (Kyle Federico kick)
 
Team Stats
 EMICHRUT
First Downs2112
Third Down Efficiency7-191-8
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-0
Plays-Net Yards80-37342-274
Rushes-Yds40-3829-185
Passing Yds33589
Kick Return Yds40144
Punt Return Yds112
Passes24-40-18-13-0
Punts6-1766-229
Fumbles-Lost1-01-0
Penalties-Yds8-667-51
Time of Poss.37:5622:4
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
EMICH: Bronson Hill 13-30, Ryan Brumfield 7-21, Darius Jackson 11-15, Demarius Reed 1-4, Javonti Greene 1--6, Tyler Benz 7--26
RUT: Paul James 21-192, Gary Nova 1-7, Savon Huggins 4-6, Chas Dodd 3--20
PASSING
EMICH: Tyler Benz 24-40-335-1
RUT: Chas Dodd 4-9-45-0, Gary Nova 4-4-44-0
RECEIVING
EMICH: Tyreese Russell 9-84, Dustin Creel 4-77, Jay Jones 4-56, Demarius Reed 3-28, Ryan Brumfield 1-43, Bronson Hill 1-25, Donald Scott 1-15, Cole Gardner 1-7
RUT: Tyler Kroft 2-25, Quron Pratt 2-20, Paul James 1-30, Brandon Coleman 1-15, Michael Burton 1-4, Savon Huggins 1--5
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Eastern Michigan6th Mid American West1-72-10
Rutgers4th Big Ten East3-58-5