No. 24 Rutgers continues dominance of Army

3:24 PM, Nov 10, 2012   |    comments
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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 Saturday.

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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