Rutgers 28, Army 7

Date - Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - High Points Solutions Stadium
Attendance - 43250

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Army 7 0 0 0 7
Rutgers 0 7 0 21 28

Recap


No. 20 Rutgers 28, Army 7:
Brandon Coleman reeled in his second touchdown reception to snap a tie with 8:49 remaining in the fourth quarter as the 20th-ranked Scarlet Knights defeated the visiting Cadets for the ninth straight time.

After a defensive struggle, Rutgers (8-1) capitalized on Army's 9-yard punt with just over 10 minutes left, which gave it excellent field position at the Cadets' 45-yard line. Four players later, quarterback Gary Nova, who was 14-for-17 for 123 yards, found Coleman down the sideline for a 31-yard scoring strike to give the Scarlet Knights a 14-7 advantage.

Rutgers doubled the lead with 6:28 remaining after taking advantage of a botched snap on a punt. Savon Huggins scored two plays later and the Scarlet Knights sealed the victory when defensive back Duron Harmon returned a fumble 73 yards for a score.

Quarterback Trent Steelman had a 1-yard touchdown run to cap a 16-play drive in the first quarter for Army (2-8), which suffered its 10th straight road setback.

The Scarlet Knights tied the game at 7-7 after Nova sent the ball to Jawan Jamison, who in turn found Coleman in the end zone for a 16-yard score to cap an 11-play, 74-yard drive. Jamison also led Rutgers with 90 yards on 22 carries.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rutgers sported an American flag-themed helmet for the contest. ... Army last defeated the Scarlet Knights on Oct. 18, 1997, with a 37-35 home triumph. ... Jamison has recorded a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown this season. ... Rutgers will play its final three games against Big East foes, all in a 13-day stretch. The Scarlet Knights will play a pivotal season finale versus Louisville.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:34
Army   TD  Rutgers 0 - Army 7
2nd Quarter - 11:51
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 7 - Army 7
4th Quarter - 8:49
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 14 - Army 7
4th Quarter - 6:28
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 21 - Army 7
4th Quarter - 0:40
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 28 - Army 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Army Rutgers
W/L 2 - 8 - 0 8 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 4 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Army Rutgers
Score 7 28
First Downs 22 14
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-20
50%
2-for-9
22%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-5
60%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 372 252
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 67-317 34-113
Average/Rush 4.7 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 7-17 15-18
Passing Yards 55 139
Average/Pass Play 3.1 7.3
Penalties-Yards 2-10 7-67
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 33:45 26:15

PLAYER STATS

Army (2 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Steelman 7/17 55 0 0
Rutgers (8 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 14/17 123 1 1
J. Jamison 1/1 16 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Steelman 26 102 3.9 1
L. Dixon 6 81 13.5 0
R. Maples 13 58 4.5 0
H. Tippett 7 31 4.4 0
C. Lawrence 1 16 16.0 0
S. Fraser 3 14 4.7 0
T. Turrentine 3 12 4.0 0
M. Giachinta 2 6 3.0 0
M. Brown 5 0 0.0 0
A. Schurr 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 22 90 4.1 0
S. Huggins 10 33 3.3 1
G. Nova 1 -8 -8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Lawrence 3 22 7.3 0
M. Brown 1 16 16.0 0
P. Laird 1 8 8.0 0
R. Maples 1 6 6.0 0
H. Tippett 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 3 53 17.7 2
M. Harrison 2 15 7.5 0
J. Deering 1 12 12.0 0
S. Huggins 1 9 9.0 0
J. Jamison 2 9 4.5 0
D. Jefferson 2 9 4.5 0
Q. Pratt 1 9 9.0 0
M. Shuler 1 9 9.0 0
T. Wright 1 8 8.0 0
P. Carrezola 1 6 6.0 0