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Rutgers win clogs Big East race even further

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Freshman Jawan Jamison rushed for a career-high 200 yards and two touchdowns as Rutgers moved into a share of first place in the league with Saturday's 20-3 victory over Cincinnati.

Rutgers tied Louisville for first with Cincinnati, West Virginia and Pittsburgh half a game back. The Scarlet Knights need West Virginia to lose one of its last two; Rutgers does not control its destiny because of losses to Louisville and West Virginia.

"We gave up that right when we didn't do things earlier this year," Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano said.

Rutgers gained 385 yards, 212 rushing, and held the ball for 38:14. Cincinnati was held to a season-low 225 total yards with sophomore Munchie Legaux throwing for 158 in his first start for the injured Zach Collaros.

LOUISVILLE 34, UCONN 20: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 174 yards and ran for two scores for the visiting Cardinals, who became bowl eligible and would win at least a piece of the league title if they beat USF on Friday at Raymond James Stadium.

"We just have to hope it all falls in place," Louisville wide receiver Andrell Smith said. "Because we're going to win out."

Bridgewater's 5-yard TD run late in the third quarter put Louisville ahead 21-10.

Connecticut, the Big East's BCS representative last season, is mathematically out of the race.

Rutgers win clogs Big East race even further 11/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:48pm]
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