TAMPA, Fla. — Jawan Jamison ran 151 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Federico kicked three field goals to help Rutgers begin Big East play with a 23-13 victory over South Florida on Thursday night.
Gary Nova threw for 277 yards and one TD for the Scarlet Knights, who snapped a 13-13 tie on Federico's 22-yard field goal with 2:48 remaining. Jamison sealed the outcome when he scored on a 41-yard run after USF (2-1, 0-1) turned the ball over on downs.
It was the fourth consecutive 100-yard game for Jamison dating to last season.
Mark Harrison scored on a 6-yard reception, and Federico also kicked field goals of 51 and 30 yards for Rutgers (3-0, 1-0), which forced four turnovers — three in the third quarter.