Friday, September 03, 2010

Rutgers 31, Norfolk State 0

Rutgers Scarlet Knight got off to a slow start Thursday night and lead Norfolk State just 6-0 at the half on two San San Te field goals (31 and 20 yards—he had missed two others). Tom Savage had already been sacked three times and things were not looking good for the boys on the banks of the old Raritan. Then the second half started.

Joe Martinek ran 6 yards for a TD. Joe Lefeged returned a blocked punt 3 yards for a TD. Tom Savage connected with Mohamed Sanu for 10 yard TD. (Sanu also ran for a 2-point conversion after Martinek’s TD.) San San Te finished the scoring with a 27 yard field goal.

Martinek ended the night with 20 carries and 109 yards De’Antwan Williams carried 6 times for 69 yards and Jordan Thomas had 13 carries gaining 47 yards. In all, RU gained 268 yards on 50 carries while holding Norfolk State to just 25 yards on 24 carries. Savage finished the night completing 10 of 19 passes for 148 yards and the one TD.

The 1-0 Knights will travel south to play Florida International on Saturday, September 11th at 8 PM. It will be the Golden Panthers first game of the year.

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