Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Gary Nova has been selected to be Rutgers' starting quarterback. Coach Kyle Flood announced the decision Monday, giving Nova the nod over Chas Dodd, who had started eight games as a sophomore last fall. A sophomore out of New Jersey high school football power Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, Nova has enjoyed a strong training camp, hitting 22 of 32 passes for 334 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in two scrimmages. The Scarlet Knights will open the season Sept. 1 at Tulane. Though Flood had stated all summer that he wanted to name his starting quarterback ''7-to-10 days'' before the opener, the first-year Scarlet Knights coach opted to reward Nova the job early because preparation for Tulane begins this week.
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