Found September 08, 2012 on
Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Coleman and Rutgers' swarming defense limited Howard to 149 total yards Saturday, giving Kyle Flood a 26-0 victory in his first home game as the Scarlet Knights' coach.
Nova and Coleman combined on scoring passes of 32 and 16 yards as Rutgers got off to its second 2-0 start in three seasons.
Savon Huggins scored on a 1-yard run and cornerback Brandon Jones scored his second touchdown in as many games, jogging six yards with a blocked punt, one of two that led to touchdowns.
Howard (1-1) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference had a chance to take an early lead after Julien David intercepted Nova on the opening series, and the Bison eventually got a first and goal at the 2 after a pass interference penalty.
William Parker, however, fumbled a third-down pitch and defensive tackle Scott Vallone recovered.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers is undefeated heading into the much-anticipated Thursday night clash with South Florida, shutting out Howard 26-0 in the first home game under head coach Kyle Flood. Led by defense and special teams, the Scarlet Knights have plenty to work on in a short practice week before the Big East opener.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers beat Howard 26-0 Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, but it wasn't the romp many expected. Brandon Coleman had two touchdown catches and Scott Vallone made one tackle, and both spoke about the game afterward.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Following Saturday's 26-0 win against Howard, Rutgers center Matt McBride and linebacker Khaseem Greene spoke about what transpired on the field and getting ready for Thursday's game against South Florida.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers played its home opener Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, and prior to the 26-0 win against Howard ScarletReport.com captured the video of the Scarlet Walk. After the win, the Scarlet Knights sang the alma mate.