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2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team


2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

Ball State, W 52–30
Conference Big East
2007 record 8-5 (3-4 Big East)
Head coach Greg Schiano
Offensive coordinator John McNulty
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)

For the first time in the history of Rutgers football, the team entered a season ranked - 16th in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls. The Scarlet Knights finished the season with an 8-5 record that included a 52-30 victory over the Ball State Cardinals in the 2008 International Bowl. It marked the third consecutive appearance of the team in a post-season bowl game, and the second bowl game won by the team.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Buffalo* #16/16 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 38–3   43,091
September 7 7:00 PM Navy* #15/16 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN W 41–24   43,514
September 15 3:30 PM Norfolk State* #13/13 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 59–0   43,712
September 29 3:30 PM Maryland* #10/10 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ABC L 24–34   43,803
October 6 8:00 PM #20/24 Cincinnati #21/21 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN2 L 23–28   43,768
October 13 12:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN+ W 38–14   36,226
October 18 7:45 PM #2/3 South Florida Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN W 30–27   44,267
October 27 12:00 PM #6/6 West Virginia #25/NR Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ABC L 3–31   43,620
November 3 7:00 PM at #16/16 UConn Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPNU L 19–38   40,000
November 9 8:00 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN2 W 41–6   39,073
November 17 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 20–16   43,531
November 29 7:45 PM at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 38–41   37,012
January 5 12:00 PM Ball State* Rogers CentreToronto, ON (International Bowl) ESPN2 W 52–30   31,455
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP and Coaches Polls released prior to game.. All times are in Eastern Time.


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