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NCAA Game Summary - Syracuse at Rutgers

2:45 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
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Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - Gary Nova threw for 152 yards and a touchdown behind a Scarlet Knights defense that forced four turnovers, as No. 20 Rutgers defeated the Syracuse Orange, 23-15, to keep their undefeated season alive.

Khaseem Greene was a monster defensively, registering 14 total tackles, 1 1/2 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception for Rutgers (6-0, 3-0 Big East), which is off to its best start since 2006 and won its first six games for just the third time since 1976.

Brandon Coleman paced all receivers with 104 yards on six grabs, while Tyler Kroft caught Nova's touchdown pass for the Scarlet Knights. Jawan Jamison was held under 100 yards for the first time this season, but still registered 64 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.

Ryan Nassib threw for 356 yards and a touchdown on 25-of-42 efficiency, but threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the second half for the Orange (2-4, 1-1), who lost to the Scarlet Knights for the sixth time in their last eight meetings.

Marcus Sales hauled in four passes for 100 yards and Christopher Clark caught a 40-yard touchdown pass late in the defeat.


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