In David Rowe
's first career start at free safety, he aided in shutting out N.C. Central, but did not record a stat.
Rowe has two games worth of experience against the North Carolina Tar Heels and was a part of the secondary that faced off against Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate in 2008.
According to Rowe, this year's receivers and quarterback are just as tough, but he thinks the Rutgers defense is up to the challenge after practicing against its own receivers during training camp.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- With the loss of Mason Robinson for the season Sunday evening, David Rowe's role as a leader becomes even more important to the success of the secondary. Speaking at Monday's press luncheon, the senior safety broke down the challenges of the North Carolina passing attack.