(Saturday, September 19th)
Final Score: Rutgers 23, Florida International 15
Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - San San Te connected on three field goals to lead the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to a 23-15 victory over the Florida International Golden Panthers in a non-conference battle at Rutgers Stadium.
Joe Martinek led Rutgers (2-1) with 121 rushing yards on 5.3 yards per attempt, while Tom Savage struggled under center, completing just 11-of-28 passes for 185 yards.
Paul McCall led FIU (0-2) with 197 passing yards and two touchdowns, but also tossed two interceptions and was sacked three times. T.Y. Hilton also had a big game, hauling in nine passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Te opened the scoring midway through the first quarter with a 39-yard field goal.
Rutgers pushed its lead to 10-0 late in the second stanza with a two-yard touchdown run by Domenic Natale, and went into the break up 13-0 thanks to Te's second field goal which was a 27-yard attempt.
After a scoreless third quarter Te struck again, this time nailing a 27-yard kick early in the final frame.
The Scarlet Knights pushed their advantage to 23-0 when Ryan D'Imperio returned an interception 38 yards to pay dirt.
FIU tried to mount a comeback, as McCall connected with Hilton for an eight- yard touchdown pass and a 14-yard scoring strike, but it was far too late for the Golden Panthers, who eventually fell to Rutgers by an eight-point margin.
09/19 21:51:48 ET