"He's a special football player," head coach Greg Schiano said. "He and Mike [Teel] have something going there; they have a feel for each other. He's stacking big days [together], which is pretty impressive."
This was Britt's 13th 100-yard game, making him now one game away from tying the Big East record for 100-yard performances in a career, set by former Pittsburgh standout and third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, Larry Fitzgerald.
The Black Knights simply had no answer for Britt, who hauled in 10 passes for a personal best 197 yards. If Rutgers wasn't up big so early, his day could have been even better because at halftime, he already registered 137 yards on eight catches.
Britt proved to be a force in every situation Schiano used him in. He was efficient catching passes down the middle, by the sidelines, on the deep ball and even on an end-around run.
"When I go out on the field, I just try to do everything possible to help my team out," Britt said.
In the past five games, he managed over 100 yards receiving in each contest, with an average of 145.4 yards per game.
That average would be higher if he didn't have two touchdowns receptions called back due to penalties, and one called incomplete because he couldn't get a foot inbounds.
In the first quarter, Teel connected with Britt on a screen pass, but Tiquan Underwood was called for holding. Then with RU up 20-0 in the second quarter, he would have scored on a fade, but was whistled for offensive pass interference.
"I saw the flag come out in the corner of my eye on the first one and I knew that it was definitely on us," he said. "On the second one, I saw the ref look at my after I caught the ball so I [had a feeling it was on me. The guy was holding me so I was just trying to get him off."
With the performance, he's now third in all-time in the Big East in receiving