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 power Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, Nova has enjoyed a strong training camp, completing 22 of 32 passes for 334 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in two scrimmages.
The Scarlet Knights open the season Sept. 1 at Tulane. Though Flood had stated all summer that he wanted to select 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.
''We are fortunate to have two talented quarterbacks who have won big games for us,'' Flood said in a statement prior to a Monday morning practice. ''This has been an excellent competition but Gary's body of work ultimately earned him the job.''
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