Boxscore
Rutgers 35, Temple 10
Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 35145

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 0 21 14 35
Temple 7 3 0 0 10

Recap


No. 17 Rutgers 35, Temple 10:
Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes, three in the third quarter, as the visiting Scarlet Knights roared back after a sloppy first half to cruise past the Owls.

Nova connected with Tim Wright for a 32-yard score on the first drive of the second half to get Rutgers (7-0, 4-0 Big East) within 10-7. Jawan Jamison then caught a screen pass and ran 32 yards for a touchdown and Nova found Mark Harrison for a 5-yard score with 28 seconds left in the third quarter as the Scarlet Knights seized a 21-10 lead.

Jamison finished with 114 yards rushing, his sixth 100-yard effort in 2012, and caught five passes for 81 yards. Nova, who completed 17 of 27 passes for 232 yards, also hit D.C. Jefferson for a 10-yard score early in the fourth quarter to make it 28-10.

Rutgers, which has outscored opponents 69-3 in the third quarter this season, held Temple (3-3, 2-1) to 49 yards in the second half. Scarlet Knights linebacker Khaseem Greene recovered a fumble and returned it 19 yards for a score to create the final margin.

The Owls rushed for 81 yards and played strong defense to build a 10-0 halftime lead. Tight end Cody Booth dove to catch Chris Coyer’s deflected pass for a 4-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left in the first quarter. Brandon McManus added a 49-yard field goal 1:10 before halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Temple safety Vaughn Carraway was suspended for the game by the Big East after his flagrant foul in last Saturday’s 17-14 overtime win at Connecticut. … Rutgers is 7-0 for just the third time since 1976 and 4-0 in the Big East for the second time. … Temple running back Montel Harris had 81 yards rushing.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:36
Temple   TD  Temple 7 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 1:10
Temple   FG  Temple 10 - Rutgers 0
3rd Quarter - 12:43
Rutgers   TD  Temple 10 - Rutgers 7
3rd Quarter - 5:09
Rutgers   TD  Temple 10 - Rutgers 14
3rd Quarter - 0:28
Rutgers   TD  Temple 10 - Rutgers 21
4th Quarter - 11:41
Rutgers   TD  Temple 10 - Rutgers 28
4th Quarter - 10:51
Rutgers   TD  Temple 10 - Rutgers 35
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Temple
W/L 7 - 0 - 0 3 - 3 - 0
Conference 4 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Temple
Score 35 10
First Downs 17 9
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-10
40%
5-for-16
31%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 371 191
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-139 42-119
Average/Rush 4.6 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 17-27 8-17
Passing Yards 232 72
Average/Pass Play 8.3 4.0
Penalties-Yards 7-53 6-39
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 29:08 30:52

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (7 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 17/27 232 4 1
Temple (3 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Coyer 7/14 65 1 1
C. Granger 1/3 7 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 19 114 6.0 0
S. Huggins 8 21 2.6 0
G. Nova 2 5 2.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Harris 19 81 4.3 0
C. Coyer 16 30 1.9 0
J. Gilmore 5 12 2.4 0
C. Granger 2 -4 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 5 81 16.2 1
T. Wright 4 68 17.0 1
M. Harrison 2 28 14.0 1
D. Jefferson 2 24 12.0 1
B. Coleman 2 17 8.5 0
Q. Pratt 2 14 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Fitzpatrick 4 40 10.0 0
D. Miller 1 16 16.0 0
S. Benjamin 1 7 7.0 0
K. Harper 1 5 5.0 0
C. Booth 1 4 4.0 1
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