7:00 PM ET, September 18, 2004
High Point Solutions Stadium, PISCATAWAY, NJ
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 hanging on.
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.
|3rd Down Conversions||11-15||5-13|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||0-1|
|TD||1:00||Clark Harris 18 Yard TD Pass from Ryan Hart (Jeremy Ito Extra Point)||0||9|
|TD||14:17||Corey Barnes 0 Yard Fumble Return for TD (Jeremy Ito Extra Point)||0||16|
|TD||10:19||Najah Pruden 17 Yard TD Pass from Joshua Cribbs (Travis Mayle Extra Point)||7||16|
|TD||6:00||Brian Leonard 5 Yard TD Pass from Ryan Hart (Jeremy Ito Extra Point)||7||23|
|TD||6:00||Rasheed McClaude 2 Yard TD Run (Travis Mayle Extra Point)||14||23|
|FG||13:05||Jeremy Ito 24 Yard Field Goal||14||26|
|TD||8:00||Joshua Cribbs 18 Yard TD Run (Travis Mayle Extra Point)||21||26|
|FG||5:00||Jeremy Ito 22 Yard Field Goal||21||29|