Scarlet Knights vs Spartans Final: 38-0 - Recap
Rutgers got a 119-yard performance from Paul James as a key part of its 38-0 victory over the Spartans on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Rutgers did not, however, defeat the Spartans against the spread, which closed at 40.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 45.5.
Gary Nova completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 150 yards for the Scarlet Knights in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Spartans defense.
Rolandan Finch rushed for 46 yards for Norfolk St, while Brendon Riddick added 6 yards. Tyler Clark threw for 44 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Joseph Hawkins and Aaron Daniels had 24 and 16 yards respectively.
Norfolk St was outgained by Rutgers 423-133 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-6 by the Scarlet Knights.
Norfolk St lost the time of possession battle 36:11/23:49, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.