Senior Nova challenged for Rutgers quarterback job
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Eight months ago, Gary Nova was Rutgers' unquestioned quarterback and voted team captain.
Entering his senior year, he's fighting for the starting job.
After throwing 14 touchdowns and four interceptions and completing 59 percent of his passes in leading Rutgers to a 5-2 start, Nova's 23-game starting streak ended with a dismal second half of the season. He had five touchdowns and 10 interceptions, completing 51 percent of passes while Rutgers lost four of the next five games. He was benched in favor of senior Chas Dodd for the final three games.