The Rutgers Scarlet Knights opened their season last night with a rather unimpressive 31-0 victory over the Norfolk State Spartans.
The game was indeed closer than the score would indicate. Rutgers looked rusty, unprepared, or any other characteristic that goes along with that.
While the overall team performance was not up to par, there were a few individuals that stood out. Take a look at the top five performers for Rutgers in their season-opening win.
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PR, Mason Robinson
Mason gets the spot by default. It was tough finding too many players that stood out in the game. Robinson gets this for his 28-yard punt return that set up a scoring drive for Rutgers right before halftime.
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Beauharnais led the team with seven tackles, which tied a career high. He also added three quarterback hurries in his first game as Rutgers' starting middle linebacker.
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DT, Alex Silvestro
Silvestro was all over the field, recording five tackles, one sack, and a QB hurry. His four tackles for loss were a career high.
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RB, Joe Martinek
Twenty carries, 109 yards, TD. On the scoring drive, Martinek carried the ball four times for 54 yards.
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CB, Brandon Bing
Bing was the top performer for Rutgers on this night. The corner played solid against the run and broke up several passes.
His biggest plays, however, came on special teams, as he blocked two punts, both leading to Rutgers scores. One of his blocks was picked up by Joe Lefeged for a Rutgers touchdown.
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