PISACATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that senior Gary Nova will start at quarterback for the Scarlet Knights.
After 28 straight starts, Nova was benched for the last three games last season in favor of senior Chas Dodd. Nova was erratic last season, throwing for 2,159 yards, 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 54.5 percent of his passes.
With an open competition in the spring, the quarterback battle dwindled down to Nova, redshirt junior Mike Bimonte and redshirt freshman Chris Laviano. Flood said he wanted to name a starter within the first five to seven days of training camp, and did so on the sixth day.
Nova has thrown for 6,407 yards, 51 touchdowns and 39 interceptions in his career. Rutgers opens the season at Washington State on Aug. 28.