A leg injury kept Rutgers running back Savon Huggins out for a pair of games at the beginning of the season, giving Jawan Jamison the responsibility of being the workhorse in the Scarlet Knights’ backfield. Huggins was able to return in last week’s win over Syracuse, but carried the ball only seven times for 14 yards.
Huggins says he feels 100 percent for this Saturday’s game against Tmple.
“I’m feeling good. Everything is good and the (recovery) process is getting better each and every day,” Huggins said. “I get treatment before practice and after practice every day and it’s been really helpful.”
Coach Kyle Flood agreed that Huggins’ playing time will increase to take the pressure off of Jamison.
“I think Savon’s role will grow every week as we get toward the end of the season,” Flood said. “I think he’s done a good job with what we’ve given him so far. We’re very pleased.
“There’s no doubt in our mind when he’s in the game he can make plays for us.”
Huggins has 100 yards and a touchdown on the season.