Schiano Does Not Name Starting Quarterback

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano did not have definitive answers on his day-after-game conference call. Schiano discussed what still needs to be decided at quarterback and other thoughts on last night's victory over South Florida.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano liked what he saw from Chas Dodd of the bench in last night's 20-17 comeback win over South Florida, but the staff does not yet have a starting quarterback for the Army game.

"Let me meet with the staff," Schiano said. "We'll let you know. ... You have to evaluate everything. Everything that we've talked about has to be evaluated continually."

Trailing 14-3 in the fourth quarter, Dodd took over for starter Gary Nova and helped force overtime with some help from Mohamed Sanu. The sophomore finished with 125 passing yards and a touchdown.

"He did some really good things," Schiano said. "Certainly, the pass to [Brandon Coleman] is a huge pass. [Dodd]got sacked a few times, [he] threw the interception. So, I mean, it's not a perfect performance, but he made plays to win the game. There's no substitute for production."

In three quarters of play, Nova turned the ball over once on a sack-fumble and completed less than half his passes for 110 yards. The lone score with Nova in at quarterback came after a fumble recovery by Pat Kivlehan deep in South Florida territory.

"I think he's fine," Schiano said. "I think Gary will be fine. Whatever we choose to do, he'll work his tail off and be ready."

Huggins Update

The update on running back Savon Huggins is that there is no update. The highly touted freshman left the game with a leg injury in the first half, but will have to undergo more tests before Schiano releases an update on his health.

Expect official word Monday during Schiano's weekly press conference.

"I'm not going to speculate," Schiano said on how the Huggins injury could change the run game. "I'll see where we are. Monday I'll have some answers for you."

Without Huggins, Rutgers relied solely on red-shirt freshman Jawan Jamison, who averaged less than one yard per carry behind a struggling offensive line.

"That was the best defensive front we've played, but we didn't play physical," Schiano said. "We didn't play the way we were capable of playing."

Super Block Package

Needing to prevent a field goal to stay alive as time expired, Rutgers put both Brandon Coleman and Mohamed Sanu on the block team. The kicked went wide left, but even an on-the-money kick may not have made it past the two athletic receivers.

"If he had kicked it straight, we probably would have blocked it if you look at the height of the two jumpers, Coleman and Sanu," Schiano said. "But he didn't. He hooked it left. There was never an opportunity to block it. It was clearly outside of the posts. ... That can have an effect on a kicker. When you stand up and there's a 6-foot-6 and a 6-foot-3 guy that can jump through the roof."

Big Mess

In the Big East, two losses still may be good enough for a conference title. By beating USF last night, Rutgers (6-3, 3-2) vaulted from fifth to third place in the conference. The Scarlet Knights need some help, but their championship hopes are still very much alive.

"You never know what's going to happen in this league," Schiano said. "It's the most balanced, competitive league in the country. All we know is that if we don't win our games, it doesn't really matter what everybody else does."

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