Rutgers attempts to improve to 2-1 against an Eastern Michigan team fresh off a 45-7 drubbing at the hands of Penn State team. The Eagles sport little firepower, but do take care of the ball, which could pose a problem for the Scarlet Knights, who pride themselves in taking the ball away.
Meanwhile, Rutgers will be without starting center Betim Bujari and starting linebacker Jamal Merrell, who is one of their most experienced defenders. While not at the strength of other opponents Rutgers will see this season, the Eastern Michigan roster could find some openings if it challenges the level of depth brought on by recent injuries.
RUTGERS WINS 28-10
4th quarter, 1:11 – Rutgers takes over on downs from their own 20
4th quarter, 7:04 – Paul James runs 52 yards in for his third rushing TD of the game, second of more than 50 yards. RUTGERS LEADS 28-10.
4th quarter, 10:48 – Eagle kicker Dylan Mulder misses another FG, this time from
After three quarters, RUTGERS LEADS 21-0. Gary Nova will not play for the rest of the game.
3rd quarter, 7:54 – Lorenzo Waters intercepts an Eastern Michigan pass to give Rutgers the ball on their own 38.
3rd quarter, 11:03 – Paul James break off a 55-yard TD run. RUTGERS LEADS 21-10
Half ends on a missed 31-yard FG attempt by Eastern Michigan. RUTGERS LEADS 14-10 at halftime.
2nd quarter, 7:25 – Ryan Brumfield takes a pass from QB Tyler Benz after a lateral and takes it in for a score. RUTGERS LEADS 14-10
After the first quarter, RUTGERS LEADS 14-3
Chas Dodd comes out to begin Rutgers’ third drive as Nova heads into the locker room.
1st quarter, 7:22 – Quron Pratt runs the Eagle kick back 99 yards (untouched) for a touchdown. RUTGERS LEADS 14-3
1st quarter, 7:36 – Dylan Mulder puts Easter Michigan on the board with a 39-yard FG. RUTGERS LEADS 7-3
1st quarter, 11:09 – Paul James scores on a 13-yard rush. His first of the game and fourth on the season. Little resistance from the Eastern Michigan offense. QB Gary Nova went a perfect 4 for 4 on pass attempts for 44 yards. RUTGERS LEADS 7-0
Rutgers receives the opening kick and will begin at their own 13