After one half in Tampa, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights trail USF, 6-3. The Bulls drove into Rutgers territory on consecutive possessions in the first quarter but came up with only three points on each trip. In the second quarter, B.J. Daniels hit Terence Mitchell wide open down the left sideline for a big 58-yard pick-up, but once again, the Rutgers defense would hold and force a turnover. Brandon Jones came up with an interception of Daniels to stall the drive at the 23-yard line. It was an incredible pick by Jones, who went down to the ground to scoop and then control it against his body as he rolled over. An animated gif of the play:
The Rutgers offense hasn't fared any better, however, as a Kyle Federico 51-yard field goal provided the only points of the night so far for the Scarlet Knights. Quarterback Gary Nova is 12 of 21 for 132 yards. On the ground, Jawan Jamison has carried the ball 18 times for 69 yards. But Rutgers could not get on the board until their final possession of the half, when the freshman kicker impressively split the uprights from 50-plus yards.