Rutgers comes back to defeat Arkansas

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Updated: September 24, 2013
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by Richard Kent, BASN Staff Reporter

CONNECTICUT-(BASN)-One thing that Rutgers does not  do well in football is come back for victories. Sure, there was the great win against Louisville in 2006 and the win on the road at Arkansas in 2012, but they are few and far between. Saturday was a different story for the Knights.

Rutgers (3-1) was down 24-7 to a determined Arkansas team and seemed down and out.

Rutgers QB Gary Nova never believed that the game was over. He had a talk with his offensive unit, down 17 and it worked miracles.

Rutgers scored 14 points in the final 9:55, on two Nova TD passes to Leonte Carou to seal a 28-24 win.

This is a Rutgers team which had a decisive lead over Louisville last November in a play for BCS game and lost and then held the lead over Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl, only to lose in OT.

Nova, despite suffering an injury over Eastern Michigan, seems more decisive in 2013 and his team takes the lead.

Even the defense, decimated by graduation seemed energized by the Nova engineered TD’s in the fourth quarter.

Rutgers has a bye week next week, before taking the road to Texas to face SMU on October 5, followed 5 days later by a nationally televised Thursday night game at Louisville, which could decided the inaugural AAC, BCS bid.

Rutgers enters the Big 10 the next season.

With Nova at the helm, anything can happen.

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