Montell Cozart shakes off illness for effective outing
No. 1 - Montell Cozart: Burning a 104-degree fever Friday and curled up on the training table in the fetal position, a couple of hours before the game and sniffing and talking with cough-worn vocal cords afterward, Cozart came off the bench in relief of Deondre Ford to play one of his better games. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 193 yards without an interception or touchdown pass.
No. 2 - Tyrone Miller: The true freshman forced a fumble and quickly recovered it and several of his 11 tackles were made on running plays to go with a few that occurred after he played loose coverage.
No. 3 - Tyler Patrick: Receiver produced his second consecutive strong game. He executed an excellent double-move to get open on a 33-yard gain just short of a touchdown. Had three catches for 70 yards.
No. 4 - Tevin Shaw: Played well in his New Jersey homecoming with 10 tackles, seven of solo variety.
No. 5 - Jordan Shelley-Smith: Tends to go unnoticed until he throws an important block on a run, which for an offensive tackle generally means he’s doing a nice job of keeping edge rushers away from his quarterback.
No. 6 - Schyler Miles: Consistently does a solid job of playing through knee pain. Was largely responsible for Rutgers punting with two big plays on same set of downs. He shed a blocker to stop a ballcarrier and two plays later broke up a third-down pass.
No. 7 - Ben Goodman: Horse-collar penalty on third down kept Rutgers from punting on a drive in which it went on to score a TD, but other than that, Goodman had his typical active day, getting into the backfield often and making seven tackles overall.
No. 8 - Corey King: Squaring into shape and looking quicker than in past weeks, Miami transfer made five tackles, one for a loss.
9 - Tre’ Parmalee: Receiver knows how to get open and has nice chemistry with Cozart.
10 - Greg Allen: Alertly intercepted a pass in the back of the end zone. Seemed to eager to bring the ball out of the end zone, with Rutgers tacklers draped on him. Maybe they should have let him out of the end zone and tackled him at the 1 or 2.
Ke’aun Kinner — 19
Montell Cozart — 13
Tre’ Parmalee — 12
Tyler Patrick — 11
Ben Goodman — 10
Schyler Miles — 10
Kent Taylor — 10
Tyrone Miller — 9
De’Andre Mann — 9
Fish Smithson — 8
Ryan Schadler — 8
Tevin Shaw — 7
Marcquis Roberts — 7
Darious Crawley — 7
Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6
Damani Mosby — 5
Steven Sims Jr. — 4
Corey King — 3
Matthew Wyman — 2
Nick Bartolotta — 2
Joe Dineen — 2
Greg Allen — 1