1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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Conference Big East Conference
1997 record 0–11 (0–7 Big East)
Head coach Terry Shea (2nd season)
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 21 Syracuse $   6 1         9 4  
No. 23 Virginia Tech   5 2         7 5  
West Virginia   4 3         7 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 6  
Miami (FL)   3 4         5 6  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Temple   3 4         3 8  
Rutgers   0 7         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Terry Shea, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 0–11 record, were outscored by opponents 496 to 191, and finished in last place in the Big East Conference.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Mike McMahon with 1,259 passing yards, Jacki Crooks with 758 rushing yards, and Walter King with 445 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
August 30 12:30 PM Virginia Tech Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN L 19-59  
September 6 7:00 PM at No. 12 Texas* Darrell K. Royal StadiumAustin, TX FSN L 14-48  
September 13 at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 7-36  
September 20 12:00 PM Boston College Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN+ L 21-35  
October 4 12:00 PM at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN+ L 0-48  
October 9 8:00 PM Syracuse Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ L 3-50  
October 18 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 35-37  
October 25 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN+ L 48-55 2OT 
November 1 at Temple Veterans Stadium Philadelphia, PA L 7-49  
November 8 12:00 PM Wake Forest* Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN+ L 14-28  
November 15 12:00 PM at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN+ L 23-51  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "1997 Big East Conference". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 23, 2017.