In case you couldn’t tell by Saturday’s strange move, Kyle Flood is a fan of Chris Laviano.

The Rutgers coach put him in for the second half on Saturday after he was suspended for the first two quarters because of a curfew violation. He also was caught using a fake ID.

Hayden Rettig, meanwhile, was named the starter by default. All the LSU transfer did was complete 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards for a passing touchdown and a rushing score. But that didn’t earn Rettig the job for the second half.

Or Week 2.

Flood announced on Monday that he’ll rolling with Laviano against Washington State.

Asked why he made the move, Flood didn’t say Laviano’s off-field issues played into it.

Laviano was a perfect 4-for-4 when he came in, including three touchdown passes to Leonte Carroo.

Flood said that he never envisioned the quarterback battle playing out into the regular season. But he assured that barring injury, it wouldn’t go on any longer.

Rutgers will take on a Washington State squad that was upset by Portland State. The Vikings were held to 61 yards passing, but they only threw the ball 12 times.