Boxscore
Rutgers 48, North Carolina Central 0
Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Rutgers Stadium
Attendance - 40061

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina Central 0 0 0 0 0
Rutgers 7 14 24 3 48

Recap


Savon Huggins rushed for two touchdowns in his first collegiate game to lead Rutgers to a 48-0 rout of North Carolina Central on Thursday in Piscataway, N.J.

Huggins, the freshman burner and prize of the Scarlet Knights’ recruiting class, injected some much-needed life into a program that has been without electrifying playmakers since Ray Rice flirted with the Heisman in 2007.

Huggins and the ground game piled up 137 of the Knights’ 347 total yards against FCS newcomer N.C. Central. It was a welcome sight for a team that finished last in total offense in the Big East last season.

Mohamed Sanu also lit up the scoreboard with a 13-yard touchdown reception from Chas Dodd to put Rutgers up 21-0 late in the first half. Sanu, a pivotal piece who missed most of 2010 with injuries, hauled in seven passes for 68 yards for a team picked to finish last in the Big East Conference.

Rutgers held N.C. Central to eight yards rushing and scored two defensive touchdowns less than a minute apart in the third quarter, including a 37-yard interception return by Duron Harmon.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:38
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 7 - North Carolina Central 0
2nd Quarter - 8:58
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 14 - North Carolina Central 0
2nd Quarter - 1:30
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 21 - North Carolina Central 0
3rd Quarter - 9:04
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 28 - North Carolina Central 0
3rd Quarter - 8:19
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 35 - North Carolina Central 0
3rd Quarter - 6:07
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 42 - North Carolina Central 0
3rd Quarter - 3:11
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 45 - North Carolina Central 0
4th Quarter - 10:35
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 48 - North Carolina Central 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina Central Rutgers
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina Central Rutgers
Score 0 48
First Downs 8 20
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-17
29%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 120 347
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-8 41-137
Average/Rush 0.3 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 14-30 15-34
Passing Yards 112 210
Average/Pass Play 2.9 6.2
Penalties-Yards 9-58 7-55
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 25:35 34:25

PLAYER STATS

North Carolina Central (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Rutgers (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Dodd 9/17 113 1 1
G. Nova 6/17 97 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 17 54 3.2 0
D. Williams 11 44 4.0 0
S. Huggins 10 32 3.2 2
J. Deering 2 9 4.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Sanu 7 68 9.7 1
M. Harrison 2 47 23.5 0
B. Coleman 1 44 44.0 1
Q. Pratt 1 15 15.0 0
T. Wright 1 13 13.0 0
J. Martinek 2 13 6.5 0
D. Jefferson 1 10 10.0 0
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