PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Highly touted freshman Savon Huggins ran for two touchdowns and Rutgers started making amends for a disastrous 2010 season with a 48-0 victory over North Carolina Central on Thursday night.
Chad Dodd added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu late in the first half. The Scarlet Knights' defense then broke the game open in the third quarter when tackle Scott Vallone recovered a fumble in the end zone and Duron Harmon returned an interception 37 yards for another score in a 45-second span.
Backup quarterback Gary Nova later tossed a 44-yard TD pass to Brandon Coleman and San San Te added two field goals for Rutgers, which finished 4-8 in 2010.
North Carolina Central turned the ball over four times, was limited to 120 yards and sacked nine times in Henry Frazier's debut as coach.