Rutgers 23, South Florida 13

Date - Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 44219

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 3 10 10 23
South Florida 6 0 0 7 13

Recap


Rutgers 23, South Florida 13: Jawan Jamison rushed for 151 yards on a school-record 41 carries and the visiting Scarlet Knights intercepted three passes to beat the Bulls for the sixth time in seven years.

Quarterback Gary Nova connected with Tim Wright for 46 yards down the left sideline to set up Kyle Federico’s third field goal of the game, a 22-yarder with 2:48 remaining, to give Rutgers (3-0, 1-0 Big East) a 16-13 lead. After stopping the Bulls on fourth down, Jamison sealed it with a 41-yard touchdown run.

Nova threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, while Wright caught eight passes for 125 yards. 

South Florida (2-1, 0-1) turned the ball over five times in all, including two fumbles on special teams. Quarterback B.J. Daniels threw three picks, one in the end zone. 

Maikon Bonani connected on field goals from 41 and 46 yards, respectively, as South Florida took 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Rutgers moved the ball well but hurt itself with seven penalties, a fumble and a blocked field goal to trail 6-3 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jamison has four straight 100-yard rushing games dating back to last season. … Bonani set a school record with nine straight made field goals. He has not missed since a 27-yard field goal that would have beaten Rutgers at the end of regulation last year, leading to a 20-17 overtime loss. . … The Bulls are 0-9 in Thursday games on ESPN. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:35
South Florida   FG  South Florida 3 - Rutgers 0
1st Quarter - 0:58
South Florida   FG  South Florida 6 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 0:28
Rutgers   FG  South Florida 6 - Rutgers 3
3rd Quarter - 10:40
Rutgers   FG  South Florida 6 - Rutgers 6
3rd Quarter - 7:00
Rutgers   TD  South Florida 6 - Rutgers 13
4th Quarter - 9:23
South Florida   TD  South Florida 13 - Rutgers 13
4th Quarter - 2:48
Rutgers   FG  South Florida 13 - Rutgers 16
4th Quarter - 1:19
Rutgers   TD  South Florida 13 - Rutgers 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers South Florida
W/L 3 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers South Florida
Score 23 13
First Downs 21 16
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-19
42%
4-for-12
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 424 337
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-147 29-95
Average/Rush 3.5 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 23-43 15-33
Passing Yards 277 242
Average/Pass Play 6.3 7.3
Penalties-Yards 11-85 4-34
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 38:34 21:26

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 23/42 277 1 0
Q. Pratt 0/1 0 0 0
South Florida (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Daniels 15/33 242 0 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Jamison 41 151 3.7 1
G. Nova 1 -4 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Daniels 15 68 4.5 0
D. Murray 9 27 3.0 1
L. Lamar 4 1 0.2 0
B. Battles 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Wright 8 125 15.6 0
M. Harrison 5 41 8.2 1
D. Jefferson 4 38 9.5 0
B. Coleman 2 29 14.5 0
Q. Pratt 2 23 11.5 0
M. Burton 1 15 15.0 0
J. Jamison 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Davis 8 84 10.5 0
T. Mitchell 3 83 27.7 0
D. Hopkins 3 59 19.7 0
C. Dunkley 1 16 16.0 0