This came after the Scarlet Knights jumped out to a 20-7 loss, and came in a game in which quarterback Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes, including three to Edison native Leonte Caroo and one to Brandon Coleman.
Kyle Federico kicked three field goals, including a 48-yarder. True freshman Janarion Grant erased the bad taste of an opening Fresno State touchdown drive that lasted just under three minutes and went 74 yards with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
And Paul James provided a strong running threat for Rutgers, a team struggling to find a running game leading into the season with 22 carries for 182 yards.
Yet in the end, it was Fresno State that found a way to win behind quarterback Derek Carr (David Carr's younger brother) and his 456 yards passing and five touchdowns.
It could be worse. Rutgers could've been UConn on Thursday night.
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