Focused Rutgers QB Chris Laviano Works Through Bye Week

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano is more comfortable in his starting role after the 27-14 victory over Kansas on homecoming. As the sophomore leads Rutgers through its bye week, and with No. 2 Michigan State on the horizon, Laviano touches on a variety of topics with reporters.

Chris Laviano to Matt Flanagan is quickly becoming the 2015 version of Gary Nova to Leonte Carroo or Chas Dodd to Mohamed Sanu. Flanagan leads active Rutgers players in receiving touchdowns after his game against Kansas, and roommate Laviano speaks highly of his performance.

"We have a good relationship," Laviano said. "He's a really hard worker. As far as me finding him on the field, that's just how the play is drawn."

Laviano, who leads the Big Ten in completion percentage but has six turnovers in four games, focused on the little things during the bye week and is well aware of what he faces in the Michigan State defense.

"It gives us a week to just work on us and not have to game plan or anything," Laviano said. "It gives us a good chance to work on the details of ourselves."

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