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9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET4:00 PM GMT12:00 AM 北京时间9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST, Sep. 1, 2018
HighPoint.com Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey  Attendance: 40,124

Rutgers rolls past Texas State 35-7

By MATT SUGAM

Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) After season-opening losses the past two seasons against ranked Washington, Rutgers' third-year coach Chris Ash started with a win for the first time in his tenure.

"It's been three years to get there," Ash said. "But opening the season 1-0 is great."

Raheem Blackshear and Jonathan Hilliman had two touchdowns apiece to lead Rutgers past Texas State 35-7 on Saturday in a season opener.

Hilliman did almost all his damage on the ground with 60 yards on 15 carries and Blackshear, a fellow running back, led Rutgers in catches with seven for 56 yards and a touchdown to go along with 62 rushing yards and a score.

"He's going to pretty much be a swiss army knife for us" Hilliman said. "He can do everything."

Freshman quarterback Art Sitkowski had an up-and-down day for Rutgers, going 20 for 29 for 205 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The second was a pick-6 by Kordell Rodgers, returning it 51 yards to make it 21-7 midway through the third quarter.

Right before halftime with a 21-0 lead, Sitkowski threw a red zone interception -- his first of the day -- after leading his team down the field from its 1-yard line.

"You throw a pick, get over it," Sitkowski said. "It's football. It's bound to happen. ... Next one mentality. Let's go out there and put one in the end zone, so I learned to forget what happens. Learn from it and go out to the next drive."

Texas State was led by sophomore quarterback Will Jones III, who was making his first collegiate start. He went 6 of 19 for 79 yards and an interception while also rushing for 33 yards on 14 carries before being replaced by freshman Tyler Vitt in the fourth quarter.

"We did not play well defensively, offensively or the kicking game," Texas State coach Everett Withers said. "Defensively you cannot give up 218 yards in the run game at about 5 yards per clip. You cannot be 8 for 13 on third downs, you cannot do that and win games."

INJURY UPDATE

After an interception in the second quarter, Rutgers cornerback Bless Austin went out and did not return. Ash said Austin was held out as a precaution and there was nothing long-term to worry about. ... Tijaun Mason suffered a leg injury that will keep him out as Ash said he likely has a fracture.

BIG WIN, BIG GAME AHEAD

It was the largest margin of victory for Rutgers since defeating No. 23 South Florida 31-0 in 2009.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas State: After a 2-10 campaign in 2017-18, the Bobcats weren't expected come to Piscataway and steal a victory over a Power 5 conference team. However, the experience against a higher-caliber opponent could serve Texas State well going forward.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights did what a Big Ten team should do against the Sun Belt. The season-opener was never going to be a good barometer for the upcoming year. Still, it's good to start the season with a win before traveling to No. 5 Ohio State and Kansas on back-to-back weeks.

UP NEXT

Texas State: Home opener against Texas Southern next Saturday.

Rutgers: Opens Big Ten play at No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday.

Updated September 1, 2018

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