Rutgers vs Southern Methodist Recap - Scarlet Knights Win 55-52
|Rutgers vs Southern Methodist Recap - Scarlet Knights Win 55-52|
Justin Goodwin tore up the turf for 149 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 55-52 win over the Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Scarlet Knights earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 54.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Gary Nova completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 283 yards for the Scarlet Knights in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Mustangs defense.
Traylon Shead rushed for 69 yards for Southern Methodist, while Garrett Gilbert added 14 yards. Garrett Gilbert threw for 484 yards for the Mustangs, while receivers Jeremy Johnson and JaBryce Taylor had 217 and 94 yards respectively.
Rutgers was outgained by Southern Methodist 558-474 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-22 by the Mustangs.
The time of possession battle favored Rutgers as their offense was on the field for 32:21, longer than the 27:39 of their opponents.
Rutgers looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Louisville. Southern Methodist will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.