Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - Brandon Coleman caught two touchdown passes
and No. 24 Rutgers held off Army, 28-7, Saturday in Piscataway.
Coleman caught Rutgers' first score on an option pass from Jawan Jamison and
later hauled in the go-ahead touchdown from Gary Nova in the fourth quarter.
He finished with three catches for 53 yards for the Scarlet Knights (8-1), who
now stand alone atop the Big East after Syracuse shocked No.11 Louisville on
Nova completed an efficient 14-of-17 passes for 123 yards and had just one
interception after throwing six in a loss to Kent State two weeks ago. Coming
off a bye, Jamison rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries for Rutgers, which
defeated Army for the ninth straight time.
Army had success running its triple-option offense, rushing for 281 yards
on the nation's fourth-ranked rushing defense, but was plagued by turnovers
and missed opportunities throughout.
Trent Steelman rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, Larry Dixon
ran six times for 81 yards and Raymond Maples finished with 58 yards on 13
touches for Army (2-8), which was coming off a win against Air Force.
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