PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Rutgers' strange three-game
homestand ended on a high note.
The Scarlet Knights caused eight fumbles and recorded eight
sacks en route to a 29-21 triumph over Kent State.
Ryan Hart overcame two interceptions to complete 19-of-30 passes
for 238 yards and two TDs for Rutgers (2-1), which beat
Michigan State in its season opener two weeks ago but lost to
Division I-AA New Hampshire last week.
In this one, Rutgers opened the scoring with a safety with 3:04
left in the first quarter when a punt snap by Kent State went
out of the end zone.
Rutgers grabbed a 9-0 lead on a 19-yard TD toss from Hart to
tight end Clark Harris less than two minutes later. Harris, a
junior, set personal bests with six catches for 108 yards.
The Scarlet Knights opened a 16-0 cushion 43 seconds into the
second quarter when Golden Flashes punter Joshua Brazen was hit
by Orlando Kane in the end zone and Corey Harris recovered for a
touchdown. Rutgers took a 23-7 edge into the half before
Joshua Cribbs completed 29-of-47 passes for 311 yards, one TD
and one interception for the Golden Flashes (1-2), who managed
just 30 yards on 38 rushes.
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Conor Hundley run for 7 yds for a TD
Brandon Wilson run for 17 yds for a TD
Houston's Greg Ward's pass is almost intercepted, then goes off Demarcus Ayers' should pads to pop in the air before Ayers makes the diving catch to complete the unorthodox 23 yard gain. Houston would score on the drive to go up 14-7.
Brad Kaaya pass complete to Rashawn Scott for 22 yds for a TD
Chris Blewitt 48 yd FG MISSED