Rutgers and Army are tied at 6 at halftime, thanks in part to some key Scarlet Knights defensive stops in the game at Yankee Stadium.
Army got down inside the Rutgers 3-yard line on its first two possessions, but the defense held the Black Knights to two field goals. On their next drive, Army went for it on a fourth-and-2 from the Rutgers 40, but Steve Beauharnais came up with the huge stop on quarterback Angel Santiago, starting in place of the injured Trent Steelman.
That stop led to Rutgers' only touchdown of the game, a 3-yard pass from Chas Dodd to Michael Burton. San San Te missed the extra point. The Rutgers offense has been slow to get going with Dodd back in the starting lineup. Rutgers has 35 yards rushing and has been limited to just 11 minutes of possession time because Army plays ball control with the triple option.
Receiver Mohamed Sanu already has six catches. He needs 12 to set the Big East record for single-season receptions. Larry Fitzgerald holds the mark of 92.
Eric LeGrand took part in the coin toss before the game started. LeGrand was paralyzed a little over a year ago while making a tackle during a game against Army.