Title Trek: Jamison Eyes 1,000 Yards

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Running back Jawan Jamison became the second consecutive Scarlet Knight to take home Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors after receiver Mohamed Sanu did so against Army. ScarletReport.com spoke with Jamison today about the honor and other members of the team about preparing for Connecticut.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Monday morning was nearly as fun for Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison as his 200-yard performance Saturday afternoon against Cincinnati.

In the span of an hour, the Scarlet Knights' first-team running back learned of his Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors and of a tweet send out from another first-team running back.

Upon learning of Jamison's award, Ray Rice was one of the first to congratulate him, saying "congrats Jawan, keep balling" on Twitter.

Jamison, who said he loved to watch Rice while playing high-school football in Florida, felt honored to say the least.

"It's tremendous, not only for me, but also for my school and my o-line too," Jamison said. "They paved the way for me to do that. This is a tremendous award and I'm really thankful for it."

Jamison's official numbers on the day, 200 net yards and two touchdowns, put him within 253 yards of 1,000 for the season and ahead of freshman Savon Huggins for the most rushing touchdowns on the team.

The last running back to go for 1,000 at Rutgers? Rice in 2007.

"I'm trying to get there, trying to get there," Jamison said. "I'm just going to come out and try to do the same thing and just work hard this week and just get ready for UConn."

Jamison has two games left to break 1,000 and has the highest team total since Joe Martinek in 2009.

Another Big East Honor

Cornerback Brandon Jones earned a spot on the weekly honor roll after his forced fumble and interception against Cincinnati.

"I'm proud of him," said senior safety David Rowe. "He definitely made some big plays for us."

Sanu Reaches Goal

Junior receiver Mohamed Sanu set a goal of 100 catches before the season and got there with six of them Saturday against Cincinnati.

With Larry Fitzgerald's Big East record well behind him, Sanu has two games to build on the best single-season performance for a Big East wide receiver.

"It was exciting and it was huge that he reached his milestone," said quarterback Chas Dodd. "I'm just excited for him and the places that he's going to be going. It definitely was exciting."

No Update on Jefferson

Junior tight end D.C. Jefferson was on crutches after the win over Cincinnati, but coach Greg Schiano had no update on his condition.

"I don't know yet," Schiano said. "I'm going to have to wait and see."

Jefferson has 11 catches for 107 yards this season. His backup, sophomore Paul Carrezola, has four catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.

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