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Rutgers Football: Jawan Jamison Leads No. 22 Scarlet Nights Past UConn, 19-3

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Rutgers defensive back Wayne Warren runs an interception for a touchdown as Connecticut tight end Ryan Griffin (94) can't make a tackle in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. | AP

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as No. 22 Rutgers suffocated Connecticut 19-3 Saturday to remain undefeated.

The Scarlet Knights (5-0, 2-0 Big East) are off to their best start since 2006, and they avenged a bitter loss to the Huskies that ended last regular season and kept Rutgers from sharing the conference title.

Jamison ran it 28 times and recorded his sixth straight 100-yard game. Gary Nova hooked up with Mark Harrison on a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter, and Warren put it away with 3:44 left in the fourth when he pushed across the goal line with some help from his teammates.

UConn benched leading rusher Lyle McCombs for the first quarter after he was arrested and charged with second-degree breaching the peace on Friday. He finished with 32 yards on 12 carries and the Huskies (3-3, 0-1) were held to their worst scoring output since getting shutout by Louisville in the middle of the 2010 season.

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