Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter alone. Nova completed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Timothy Wright early in the third quarter, cutting Temple's lead down to 10-7.
Midway through the third quarter, Nova completed another 32-yard touchdown strike, this time to Jawan Jamison, giving Rutgers their first lead of the day.
Nova has now completed 16-of-25 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw an interception.
Rutgers' defense has managed to slow down Temple's quarterback, Chris Coyer. After beginning the game 4-of-4, he is now 6-of-12 passing, with a touchdown and an interception.
After the explosive third quarter, Rutgers leads Temple in total yards, 333-191.
Rutgers will attempt to continue scoring in the fourth quarter, as they look to avoid the upset.