staff, August 25, 2015

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Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Hayden Rettig be under center for Rutgers' season opener, Kyle Flood announced Tuesday.

?Hayden Rettig will start our Sept. 5 game against Norfolk State,? Flood said in a team release.

Rettig and Chris Laviano were battling for the starting job, but Laviano and four other players are suspended for the first half of the season opener due to a curfew violation, the team also announced Tuesday.

Leonte Carroo, Kevin Marquez, Tim Gleeson and Ruhann Peele are the other four players the Scarlet Knights will be without for the first half.

Rettig transferred to Rutgers after his freshman season at LSU. He sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules and has three seasons of eligibility starting in 2015.