Noah Vedral threw for two touchdowns and Isaih Pacheco ran for two extra as Rutgers defeated Delaware 45-13 Saturday for its first 3-0 begin since 2012.
Vedral discovered Bo Melton on a 28-yard landing switch on his opening possession. He hit Brandon Sanders on a 62-yard catch and run for the opposite TD in serving to the Scarlet Knights take 35-10 half lead over their FCS opponent.
Vedral achieved 21 of 25 for 323 yards. Rutgers had a season-high 497 yards in full offense.
Isaih Pacheco tallied on runs of 20 and seven yards, whereas Aaron Young plowed into the tip zone from 6 yards out for the Big Ten Conference group. Aron Cruickshank excited the group of 40,129 with a 62-yard punt return for a landing.
Nolan Henderson threw a 1-yard TD switch to Thyrick Pitts for the Blue Hens of the Colonial Athletic Conference. Ryan Coe had matter objectives of 53 and 41 yards for Delaware (2-1).
Henderson, who limped off the sphere contained in the third quarter, achieved 11 of 20 for 98 yards. He was sacked 5 instances. Dejoun Lee ran for 121 yards, alongside collectively along with his 71-yard sideline scamper establishing the TD. The Blue Hens ran for 159 yards, together with the 42 yards misplaced on the sacks.
The three wins matched Rutgers’ (3-6) full in 2020 as coach Greg Schiano return for a second stint. He led the Scarlet Knights to 6 bowl appearances between 2001-11.
Rutgers had a Scarlet Knight waving a sword experience into SHI Stadium on a horse about 10 minutes earlier than kickoff. It’s been achieved for years.
It gave the impression to be a novel horse from closing 12 months and this time the animal bought a bit skittish entering into the stadium. The rider lastly needed to restrain it to forestall it from knocking over some band members who lined to welcome the horse and the group.
Rutgers took care of enterprise contained in the non-conference a part of its schedule and now finishes with 9 convention video video video games, beginning with two ranked opponents. Delaware took its lumps collaborating in an FBS group however pocketed $350,000.
Delaware: Has a been off and performs host Albany on Oct. 2.
Rutgers: Travels to No. 25 Michigan for Big Ten opener on Sept. 25.
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