Saturday, September 24, 2011
Final: Rutgers 38, Ohio 26
By Andrea Adelson
Wow, what a day for Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu. Sanu has been one of the best players in the Big East at this point in the season, really showing us all his incredible gift for the game -- now that he is completely healthy.
Sanu set a school and Big East record with 16 catches and had 176 yards and two touchdowns -- his second straight 100-yard receiving game -- in a 38-26 win over Ohio. Coach Greg Schiano said simply, "It was pretty spectacular. He just continues to impress."
Once again, Rutgers was an opportunistic defense with four tunovers. Offensively, the Scarlet Knight shuffled the starting lineup along the line. Right guard Betim Bujari and right tackle Kaleb Johnson made their first career starts, and so did running back Savon Huggins. Rutgers did OK running the ball -- 159 yards but just 3.7 per attempt. It was Jawan Jamison who actually led the way, with 29 carries for 97 yards. Huggins had five carries for 10 yards and a touchdown.
Schiano said Huggins was a little "jacked up" for his first career start and just needs to slow it down. "It will be a good mix, but I thought Jawan ran it really well today. There were a couple of plays that were negative plays that he made a guy miss in the backfield. Those are the plays that don't get a lot of notoriety but they are key."