PISCATAWAY, N.J. – In North Carolina Central University’s first game as a full NCAA Division I program, the Eagles got a dose of Big East football as Rutgers blanked NCCU 48-0 on Thursday night in front of 40,061 fans inside High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.
It’s the first time NCCU has been held scoreless since Oct. 25, 2003, when the Eagles suffered a 47-0 setback at Winston-Salem State.
The game itself remained scoreless for most of the first quarter. Rutgers was held to a three-and-out on its first possession and NCCU senior corner back David Ingram intercepted a pass to end the second drive.
Rutgers finally posted points on the board with 38 second left in the opening quarter when rookie running back Savon Huggins spun into the end zone from a yard out, capping a 12-play, 52-yard drive.
Huggins struck pay dirt again on the next drive when he sealed a 9-play, 40-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown scamper at 8:58 of the second quarter, providing the Scarlet Knights with a 14-0 lead.
Rutgers made it a three-score game when sophomore quarterback Chas Dodd found Mohamed Sanu for a 13-yard score with 1:30 left in the first half.
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