Pinstripe Bowl 2011: Rutgers Will Not Name QB Starter Before Game

Chas Dodd or Gary Nova, that is the question. For Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano, he won't name either of them the starter for the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl until the team takes the field against the Iowa St. Cyclones.

According to NJ.com, the starter might be irrelevant as both quarterbacks could see significant playing time.

The Scarlet Knights were 5-2 when Dodd started, although one of those wins was a Nova-led comeback over Syracuse. Nova, the Don Bosco Prep grad, was 3-2 as a starter, but with one of those wins a Dodd-led comeback over South Florida.

In the meantime, Schiano is worried less about what the Cyclones prepare for and more about getting the decision right.

"I don’t know yet and it’s not being coy," Schiano said of the quarterback decision yesterday. "We’re actually splitting reps (in practice). We split reps, split which one starts each period (and) one guy goes over with the 1’s (and then the other one does).

For more on the Rutgers Scarlett Knights visit SB Nation's Rutgers blog On The Banks. For more on the Iowa State Cyclones visit SB Nation's Cyclones blog Wide Right & Natty Lite. Also stay tuned to SB Nation’s 2011 college football bowl game bids coverage.

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