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Paul James ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns and Rutgers defeated Eastern Michigan 28-10 on Saturday when the Scarlet Knights honored the paralyzed Eric LeGrand by retiring his No. 52 jersey.
It marked the first time in the 144-year history of the birthplace of college football that the university retired the number of a football player and this one was clearly loved by all in attendance.
James made sure everyone went home happy, scoring on runs of 13, 55 and 52 yards as the Scarlet Knights (2-1) won their second straight and handed Eastern Michigan (1-2) its second consecutive loss.
Quron Pratt returned a kickoff 99 yards for the Scarlet Knights, who lost starting quarterback Gary Nova to an undisclosed injury after their first series.
Ryan Brumfield scored on a 43-yard pass from Tyler Benz on a flea-flicker for Eastern Michigan and Dylan Mulder added a 39-yard field goal, but missed two other makeable attempts.
The game was a lot closer than the final score in large part...
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Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova was forced to leave the Scarlet Knights game against Eastern Michigan in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury.
Nova hit all four of his passes on a game-opening 87-yard touchdown drive. He also took a big hit that resulted in a roughing the passer call.
Rutgers did not say why Nova left the game. He walked off the field with two staff members...
In a heart-warming halftime ceremony, Eric LeGrand has become the first football player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired.
With current coach Kyle Flood at his side, the paralyzed LeGrand looked up to the top of High Point Solutions Stadium as a banner was lowered to reveal his No. 52 on the box where the game is filmed.
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