Rutgers News

Lewis Rushes for Four Touchdowns in 65-0 Shutout of Morgan State

Credits: Rutgers on BTN

Scarlet Knights post largest margin of victory in a shutout since 1978

PISCATAWAY, NJ  Fueled by four rushing touchdowns from true freshman quarterback Johnathan Lewis, Rutgers football dominated Morgan State in a 65-0 shutout on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium in front of 39,892 fans. It was the largest shutout by RU since 1978.

Overall, Lewis was responsible for five RU touchdowns, including four rushing and one passing. It marked the most rushing touchdowns for a quarterback during a single game in school history and the second time a true freshman ran for four scores.

Sign Up for E-News

Freshman running back Raheem Blackshear also posted two rushing touchdowns, pacing the offense with 132 all-purpose yards, which included 102 rushing yards on 14 carries. Senior running back Robert Martin contributed a rushing touchdown of his own, while tight ends Jerome Washington and Nakia Griffin-Stewart each posted a TD grab to wrap up the RU scorers.  

Fifth-year senior quarterback Kyle Bolin posted his third start for RU, recording 140 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-17 passes.

Fifth-year senior defensive end Darnell Davis led the defense with 10 total tackles, along with a sack and a forced fumble. Freshman wide receiver Hunter Hayek registered a blocked punt, marking RU's second blocked kick of the season and 49th dating back to 2009, which leads the nation.

After the Scarlet Knights claimed a 7-0 edge late in the first quarter, Rutgers ran away with the lead and never looked back, adding four more touchdowns in the second to establish a substantial 34-0 lead over the Bears by halftime. Rutgers kept the momentum rolling with two touchdowns and a field goal in the third quarter.



Rutgers established a 7-0 lead with a 13-yard touchdown run by Martin with 5:20 on the clock in the first quarter. Martin had four carries for a total of 32 yards to drive the Scarlet Knights down the field in less than two minutes.

With less than two minutes to go in the first quarter, Edwards used a 25-yard rush to ignite the Rutgers offense on its following drive. The Scarlet Knights used the spark to set up a nine-yard touchdown pass from Bolin to Washington for a 14-0 RU advantage four minutes into the second quarter.

After the Rutgers defense forced MSU into a three-and-out, they maintained the momentum with a quick 18-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to Griffin-Stewart on the second play of the drive for a 21-0 Scarlet Knight lead.

It wasn't long until the RU offense returned to the field as Davis forced a Bears fumble that fifth-year senior defensive lineman Kemoko Turay recovered at the Rutgers 32-yard line. A 23-yard rush for Lewis helped RU breeze down the field, as he went on to add a 16-yard rushing touchdown for a 27-0 advantage with 3:10 on the clock.  

The RU defense held the same energy, as Hayek would block a Bear punt, as redshirt freshman Mohamed Jabbie recovered and pushed to MSU's 11-yard line. The Scarlet Knights would go on to add a two-yard rushing touchdown for Lewis, setting Rutgers' lead at 34-0 for halftime.

Returning from the break Rutgers wasted no time growing its lead to 41-0 as a 48-yard pass from Bolin to freshman wide receiver Bo Melton to help set up another 2-yard carry for Lewis just two minutes into the third quarter.

After a 38-yard field goal for fifth-yard kicker Andrew Harte pushed the margin to 44-0, Lewis added his fourth rushing touchdown of the game with a four-yard quarterback keeper with 2:03 left in the third.

In the fourth quarter, Blackshear added two rushing touchdowns, as he rushed for nine yards on the first and 33 yards on the second to set the final score at 65-0.

Up next, Rutgers opens Big Ten play at Nebraska for its first road matchup of the season on Saturday, Sept. 23. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Piscataway

Spotswood Police Department Completes Raid That Saves Christmas

December 14, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department pulled off a major raid at Spotswood High School this week that saved Christmas once again for borough residents. Acting on intelligence reports, a team of SWAT Elves led by the department's youngest officer, Trent Powers conducted the raid in the school's boiler room, apprehending four of the biggest Christmas haters around.

The Grinch, ...

Obituaries

- Nov 15, 2017
Phillip A. Petracca, also widely known as Filippo Neri in the Italian-American Radio and ...
Read more
Kenneth H. Stewart, 85, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Center of Hope Hospice in Scotch ...
Read more

Become an environmental steward in the Garden State; classes begin January 2018

December 14, 2017

Are you looking for ways to make a difference in 2018? How about joining the close to 600 Rutgers Environmental Stewards who have made a commitment to protecting New Jersey’s environment since 2005?

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer the Environmental Stewards Program in four different New Jersey counties, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Atlantic, starting in late ...

ESCNJ Prepares Students For Independent Living

PISCATAWAY--While discussing Community-based Instruction (CBI) on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Better Together podcast, first year South River Public Schools Superintendent Sylvia Zircher remarked on the organizations value in “teaching you how to fish,” when it comes to operating educational programs.

 Ms. Zircher, a first year ESCNJ Board ...

Give the best gift of the season

Give the gift of life - Donate Blood!
 

Piscataway Public Library

Kennedy Branch-  500 Hoes Lane

Tues. Dec. 26   1:00pm – 7:00pm

All donors will get a $25 coupon for Results Wellness Solutions in home personal training.

To donate blood you must be between 17 and 76 years old (16 year olds can donate with parental consent form and those 76 and over can ...

Former Rutgers student pleads guilty to involvement cyber attack which crashed internet at university

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 15, 7:30 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Nutcracker: American Repertory Ballet

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_c57619d1c8eb0a49bca6_impact_church

Sat, December 16, 11:00 AM

South Plainfield

PSE&G Seminar at Impact Church on New Market ...

Business & Finance

Sat, December 16, 5:00 PM

Wesley United Methodist Church , South Plainfield

Christmas Gala

Giving Back

Sat, December 16, 7:30 PM

Eastchester Church, Eastchester

The Living Nativity

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Wed, December 20, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler: A Christmas Tour

Arts & Entertainment

House OKs Renaming of Raritan Post Office for John Basilone

December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office."

In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance recounted the many honors Basilone earned in service to the country and asked the House to ...

Managing stress this holiday season

December 7, 2017

Caring Contact hotline listeners are available to help with problems big and small this holiday season

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” 

Words to a classic holiday song. Yes, the holidays are here – a joyful time of year reconnecting with family and friends, creating memories and enjoying music, food ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

Need another reason to brush and floss? Gum disease may increase cancer risk.

A study published in the journal Cancer Research this past week looked at the oral health of over 120,000 people in the U.S. for 10 years and found a 21% increase in the risk of esophageal cancer when people had gum disease caused by certain kinds of bacteria. 

 

National Library of Medicine – HealthDay summary: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_170118.html

Journal ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Westfield's Jackie Lieberman

This week's feature will focus on TAPintoWestfield franchisee, Jackie Lieberman. Find out what makes TAPintoWestfield.net different than the competition, what she did before coming onto TAPinto.net and how an inexperienced sales person became one of TAPinto's most successful franchisee's. 

 

When did you join TAPinto.net?:

I started as a freelance reporter in 2011 ...