Two rushing touchdowns by sophomore running back Jawan Jamison and a 21-yard field goal by senior kicker San San Tee has helped Rutger University take a 17-6 halftime lead over Iowa State University in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Jamison, who has already rushed for 61 yards, scored from one and 12 yards for the Scarlet Knights (8-4), who trailed 6-0 after the first quarter but tallied 17-unanswered points in the second to take the lead.
Jamison's first touchdown capped a 10-play, 92-yard drive that ended when Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano decided to go for it on 4th-and-1 from ISU's one-yard line. After a timeout to discuss what play to run, Jamison bulled his way into the end zone to give the Scarlet Knights their first lead of the game, 7-6, with 12:39 to play in the first half.
The drive was highlighted by a 25-yard reception by senior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from quarterback Chas Dodd that converted a 4th-and-5 from ISU's 30-yard line.
Following the Rutgers touchdown, ISU took over but three plays later gave the ball right back to the Scarlet Knights.
On 3rd-and-12 from their own 30-yard line, ISU quarterback Jared Barnett dropped back to pass and was sacked and stripped by RU linebacker Khaseem Green. The ball was scooped up by RU defensive tackle Scott Vallone who was taken down at the Cyclones' four-yard line.
Three plays later, Rutgers had to settle for a 21-yard field goal by senior kicker San San Te, who made the kick and gave the Scarlet Knights a 10-6 lead with 10:30 to play in the half.
Rutgers capped the half's scoring when Jamison ended a 10-play, 66-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run that came with 2:24 to go. The drive was highlighted by a 23-yard rush by sophomore fullback Michael Burton.
ISU had a chance to trim Rutgers' lead to just eight points, but a 44-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Justin Guyer was blocked by defensive tackle Justin Francis with 57 second to play.