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             === Rutgers wakes up in second half, downs Temple ===
 
 Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Rutgers made all of the necessary halftime
 adjustments once again.
 
 Gary  Nova threw  four second-half touchdown passes in the 19th-ranked Scarlet
 Knights' 35-10 win over Temple.
 
 Nova  was 17-of-27 for  232 yards -- 12-of-15 for 176 yards in the second half
 --  with an interception for Rutgers (7-0, 4-0 Big East), which is 7-0 for the
 first time since 2006.
 
 The  Scarlet  Knights, who  tallied the  final 35 points  of the contest after
 trailing  10-0  at halftime, have outscored  their opponents 69-3 in the third
 quarter this season.
 
 "In  the second half, we were just able to execute better," Rutgers head coach
 Kyle  Flood said. "I wish there was a magical speech. I don't know if upset is
 what  they needed.  We were playing very good defense. Offensively, we weren't
 far away. Of course, when you're not far away it seems likes miles. We felt we
 could execute better. To me, itt was more technical coaching."
 
 Jawan Jamison carried the ball 19 times for 114 yards and added 81 yards and a
 score  on five receptions, while Tim Wright caught four balls for 68 yards and
 a touchdown in the victory.
 
 Montel  Harris ran for 82 yards on 19 rushes for the Owls (3-3, 2-1), who were
 looking for their third consecutive win in Big East play for the first time in
 school history.
 
 After  being held  to 110  yards  in the  initial 30  minutes, Rutgers  scored
 touchdowns  on each  of its  first  four possessions  in the  second half  and
 registered 271 total yards of offense.
 
 Jamison  scampered  for 18 yards and  added a 13-yard reception on the Scarlet
 Knights'  opening  second-half drive before Nova  floated a 32-yard TD pass to
 Wright on a play-action seam route, which capped the 6-play, 75-yard trek.
 
 The Owls picked up one first down on their next series before punting. Jamison
 concluded  a 9-play, 89-yard march when he took a slip screen over the middle,
 broke a tackle and made a defender miss before walking into the end zone for a
 32-yard  score.  The touchdown gave  Rutgers its  first lead (14-10) with 5:17
 remaining in the third quarter.
 
 Logan  Ryan intercepted  Chris Coyer's pass on Temple's ensuing touch and Nova
 flipped  a 5-yard score to Mark Harrison, which finished off a 7-play, 49-yard
 drive.
 
 Following  a Temple  three-and-out  and  a partially  blocked  punt by  Leonte
 Carroo, the Scarlet Knights got the ball back at the Temple 26-yard line. On a
 3rd-and-goal  from  the 10-yard  line,  D.C.  Jefferson  hauled in  a  10-yard
 touchdown to make it 28-10 early in the fourth.
 
 Jamil  Merrell strip-sacked Coyer on the third play of Temple's next drive and
 Khaseem Greene picked up the loose ball and returned it for a 19-yard score to
 conclude the scoring with 10:58 to play in the game.
 
 Earlier,  the Owls moved the ball 55 yards in 11 plays on their opening drive,
 but Coyer fumbled on a 4th-and-1 at the Rutgers' 27-yard line. Two possessions
 later, Temple moved the ball again, but this time Coyer found Cody Booth for a
 4-yard touchdown.
 
 On  the  play, Coyer rolled right  on a play-action bootleg, but overthrew his
 intended  target, Kenneth Harper, in the flat. Harper tipped the ball into the
 air and Booth came down with the diving reception in the end zone.
 
 Rutgers,  which came in  allowing just 60.8 yards rushing, gave up 74 yards on
 the ground in the opening frame. The Owls finished with 119 yards rushing.
 
 After  missing a 48-yard field goal two drives earlier, Brandon McManus atoned
 for  the misfire  when he split the  uprights from 49 yards out to give Temple
 its 10-point cushion late in the first half.
 
 "It's  a tale  of two halves here,"  Temple head coach Steve Addazio said. "We
 came  out  in the first  half and played  really hard, really physical, really
 tough."
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Rutgers  leads the  all-time series between the teams, 20-15 ... Nova's streak
 of  165 passes  without an interception came  to an end ... Temple was bidding
 for its first win over a top-25 team since 1998.
 
 10/20 19:58:42 ET

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