The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features a huge non-conference win, cracking the AP top 25 and the first 2013 four-star commitment.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news.

To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired.

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On the Gridiron
  • Rutgers came to Arkansas as an underdog, but left with a 35-26 victory behind the best passing performance of Gary Nova's career.

  • The sophomore came out on top of a shootout against Heisman candidate Tyler Wilson and finished with 397 passing yards and five touchdowns. Both marks are the best for a Rutgers quarterback since Mike Teel in 2008 against Louisville.

  • As senior linebacker Steve Beauharnais put it, the offense bailed out the defense Saturday against Arkansas. The secondary struggled against Wilson and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, who set an SEC record with 303 receiving yards on the night.

  • Rutgers (4-0, 1-0) enters its bye week as a top-25 team. The Scarlet Knights check in at No. 23 in the AP poll and have two weeks to prepare for Connecticut at home.

  • On the injury front, fullback Michael Burton left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury and his status remains uncertain heading into the bye week.

  • Defensive lineman Michael Larrow's four-game suspension is now over.

In Recruiting
  • Piscataway (N.J.) four-star cornerback Nadir Barnwell verbally committed to Rutgers. Barnwell is the highest rated commit on the Rutgers class of 2013 and picked the Scarlet Knights over announced finalist Tennessee.

  • Barnwell announced his decision Tuesday night during a live broadcast on MSG Varsity. Healing up from a shoulder injury, Barnwell is back at practice and hopes to return for an early October matchup with South Brunswick and Rutgers commit T.J. Taylor.

  • Metuchen (N.J.) four-star guard Dorian Miller set his first official visit – next week to North Carolina for the Tar Heels' game against Idaho. Miller continues to list Rutgers, Connecticut and UNC as his top three.

  • St. Elizabeth (Wilmington, Del.) three-star receiver Andre Patton picked up an offer from Illinois.

  • American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) safety Bryant Gross visited Rutgers Thursday and spent the day on campus. It was his first visit since committing.

  • University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore lists Rutgers, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and UCF as the schools standing out right now despite recently picking up an offer from Wisconsin.


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