Noah Vedral threw for 2 touchdowns and Isaih Pacheco ran for 2 extra as Rutgers defeated Delaware 45-13 Saturday for its first 3-0 begin since 2012.
Vedral discovered Bo Melton on a 28-yard landing cross on his opening possession. He hit Brandon Sanders on a 62-yard catch and run for the opposite TD in serving to the Scarlet Knights take 35-10 half lead over their FCS opponent.
Vedral completed 21 of 25 for 323 yards. Rutgers had a season-high 497 yards in complete offense.
Isaih Pacheco tallied on runs of 20 and seven yards, whereas Aaron Younger plowed into the tip zone from 6 yards out for the Massive Ten Convention workforce. Aron Cruickshank excited the group of 40,129 with a 62-yard punt return for a landing.
Nolan Henderson threw a 1-yard TD cross to Thyrick Pitts for the Blue Hens of the Colonial Athletic Convention. Ryan Coe had subject objectives of 53 and 41 yards for Delaware (2-1).
Henderson, who limped off the sphere within the third quarter, completed 11 of 20 for 98 yards. He was sacked 5 instances. Dejoun Lee ran for 121 yards, together with his 71-yard sideline scamper organising the TD. The Blue Hens ran for 159 yards, together with the 42 yards misplaced on the sacks.
The three wins matched Rutgers’ (3-6) complete in 2020 as coach Greg Schiano return for a second stint. He led the Scarlet Knights to 6 bowl appearances between 2001-11.
Rutgers had a Scarlet Knight waving a sword trip into SHI Stadium on a horse about 10 minutes earlier than kickoff. It has been finished for years.
It seemed to be a unique horse from final 12 months and this time the animal acquired slightly skittish getting into the stadium. The rider ultimately needed to restrain it to forestall it from knocking over some band members who lined to welcome the horse and the workforce.
Rutgers took care of enterprise within the non-conference a part of its schedule and now finishes with 9 convention video games, beginning with two ranked opponents. Delaware took its lumps taking part in an FBS workforce however pocketed $350,000.
Delaware: Has a been off and performs host Albany on Oct. 2.
Rutgers: Travels to No. 25 Michigan for Massive Ten opener on Sept. 25.