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 the start to the college football season and a tough loss for Rutgers.

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On the Gridiron

Rutgers fell short in its goal of a road upset over Fresno State, losing 52-51 in a thrilling overtime shootout.

The Scarlet Knights held multiple second-half leads, but could not complete a gutsy overtime two-point attempt and fell short. On the play, quarterback Gary Nova bootlegged and threw a pass that Brandon Coleman could not haul in.

In the loss, many Rutgers players had breakout games offensively. Nova threw for five touchdowns and 348 yards. At receiver, Coleman caught nine passes and two touchdowns in his return from injury and sophomore Leonte Carroo made his first catch in style. Carroo started with a 69-yard touchdown and finished the game with two more and 135 yards.

The running back position will be under the spotlight this week after starter Savon Huggins averaged just 2.5 yards per carry. Head coach Kyle Flood rode the hot hand and switched to Paul James for the second half. James, who entered the game with 22 career yards, went for 182 on 8.3 yards per carry.

Right guard Andre Civil and safety Johnathan Aiken left the game with injuries. Redshirt freshman Chris Muller made his first on-field appearance, replacing Civil.

True freshman wide receiver Janarion Grant scored on an AAC record 100-yard kick return on his first career touch.

Rutgers classes begin tomorrow.

In Recruiting

Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Deion Hallmon announced his verbal commitment to Rutgers at the start of the week. Hallmon picked Rutgers over Syracuse and West Virginia and is working on an unofficial visit for the Arkansas game.

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back commit Robert Martin injured his knee Saturday and will have an MRI tomorrow.

In a losing effort, Detroit Country Day quarterback Tyler Wiegers threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) linebacker Melvin Keihn placed Rutgers in his top nine, released Saturday.

On the Hardwood

Iowa State transfer Kerwin Okoro continues to receive massive support nationally after the NCAA denied his waiver request. Okoro transferred to Rutgers to be closer to home after his father and brother died last year.


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