Boxscore
Rutgers 24, Tulane 12
Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Attendance - 26059

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 10 0 14 24
Tulane 0 3 0 9 12

Recap


Rutgers 24, Tulane 12:
Brandon Jones had a fourth-quarter interception return and Brandon Coleman added a touchdown reception as the visiting Scarlet Knights handed the Green Wave their 11th consecutive loss.

Jawan Jamison rushed for 112 yards and scored on a 46-yard run in the second quarter as Rutgers was victorious in Kyle Flood's debut as coach.

Rutgers was leading 10-6 in the fourth quarter when Jones jumped a route to intercept a pass by Tulane’s Ryan Griffin and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown.

The Scarlet Knights increased the lead to 24-6 midway through the quarter when Gary Nova connected with Coleman on a 43-yard scoring play.

Tulane also broke in a new coach in former New Orleans Saints assistant Curtis Johnson and the Green Wave pulled within 24-12 with 5:07 to play on a 10-yard pass from Griffin to Robert Kelley.

Jamison’s touchdown scamper with 10:20 left in the first half represented the game’s first points. The Scarlet Knights led 10-3 at halftime.

Cairo Santos booted a 32-yard field goal eight seconds into the final quarter before Jones made the game’s biggest play nearly three minutes later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rutgers arrived in New Orleans for the game earlier Friday than host Tulane. The Green Wave had evacuated to Birmingham, Ala., because of Hurricane Isaac and bused back Friday afternoon. Rutgers landed Friday morning. … The Scarlet Knights outrushed Tulane 151-8. … The teams combined for 20 penalties – Tulane was flagged 11 times for 120 yards and Rutgers had nine penalties for 72 yards … The Green Wave were without two of their best players – RB Orleans Darkwa (knee) and ILB Trent Mackey (arrested on armed robbery charge).
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 9:42
Rutgers   TD  Tulane 0 - Rutgers 7
2nd Quarter - 0:41
Tulane   FG  Tulane 3 - Rutgers 7
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Rutgers   FG  Tulane 3 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 14:52
Tulane   FG  Tulane 6 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 11:57
Rutgers   TD  Tulane 6 - Rutgers 17
4th Quarter - 7:30
Rutgers   TD  Tulane 6 - Rutgers 24
4th Quarter - 5:07
Tulane   TD  Tulane 12 - Rutgers 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Tulane
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Tulane
Score 24 12
First Downs 16 19
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 319 262
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-161 16-8
Average/Rush 5.0 0.5
Passing
Comp-Att 11-20 34-48
Passing Yards 158 254
Average/Pass Play 7.9 5.0
Penalties-Yards 9-72 11-120
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 26:51 33:09

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 11/20 158 1 1
Tulane (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Griffin 34/48 254 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 18 112 6.2 1
S. Huggins 12 46 3.8 0
G. Nova 2 3 1.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Kelley 8 10 1.2 0
D. Butler 3 10 3.3 0
R. Griffin 5 -12 -2.4 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 2 41 20.5 1
J. Jamison 2 41 20.5 0
T. Wright 3 29 9.7 0
M. Harrison 2 21 10.5 0
D. Jefferson 1 19 19.0 0
M. Burton 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Grant 6 110 18.3 0
D. Strozier 6 40 6.7 0
R. Kelley 7 37 5.3 1
J. Shackleford 3 26 8.7 0
E. Tatford 4 20 5.0 0
D. Butler 5 17 3.4 0
X. Rush 1 5 5.0 0
M. Marfisi 2 -1 -0.5 0
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