Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rutgers - North Carolina by the numbers

Team Notes

Rutgers is now 3-1 all-time against North Carolina.

The attendance of 42,502 marked the 12th straight sellout at Rutgers Stadium.

Rutgers held North Carolina to 28 rushing yards on 16 carries (1.8 avg.) in the first half.

Player Notes

With his third reception of the first half, junior WR Kenny Britt went over the century mark in career receptions. He had eight receptions to give him 105 career grabs. Britt tied the school record for 100-yard games with his seventh career 100-yard receiving contest. He finished the game with eight catches for 109 yards. Britt is now tied with Tres Moses (2001-05) and Marco Battaglia (1992-95) with the most 100-yard receiving games in Rutgers history. Britt also passed Brian Leonard (2003-06) for seventh place on the Rutgers all-time receiving yards list. His 109-yard total in the game brought his career total to 1,870 yards.

Senior DE Jamaal Westerman posted his 21st career sack in the first quarter of tonight’s game. He passed Shawn Williams (1989-92) and moved into fourth place on the Rutgers all-time sacks list.

Senior FS Courtney Greene finished with seven tackles, moving him past Tim Blanchard (1975-78) and into seventh place on the Rutgers all-time tackles list with 314 stops. Greene also moved past Blanchard and into sole possession of seventh place on the school’s career assisted tackles chart with 138 for his career.

Three Scarlet Knights recorded career firsts on Rutgers’ opening drive. Second-year sophomore RB Mason Robinson made his first career reception (eight yards). Redshirt freshman RB Jourdan Brooks had his first career carry (nine yards). Redshirt freshman PK San San Te made his first career field goal (34-yard field goal).

Junior WR Tim Brown started at wide receiver. It is his first start since Nov. 9 of last season at Army. Brown now has seven career starts.

Tonight’s game marked the first collegiate appearance for true freshman Marvin Booker. The Piscataway native entered the game in the second quarter on kickoff coverage. True freshman DT Eric LeGrand and true freshman WR Marcus Cooper both saw their first career action in the fourth quarter.

Redshirt junior QB Jabu Lovelace made his first appearance of the season. He played in the second quarter and the fourth quarter. He carried the ball for 12 yards out of the shotgun on his first play.

Junior LB Ryan D’Imperio posted a career-best 13 tackles. It marks the second-straight game D’Imperio has established a new career-high tackle total.

Senior TE Kevin Brock hauled in a 10-yard touchdown catch from Mike Teel in the fourth quarter marking his third career touchdown.

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