2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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Conference Big East Conference
2002 record 1–11 (0–7 Big East)
Head coach Greg Schiano (2nd season)
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Miami (FL) $   7 0         12 1  
No. 25 West Virginia   6 1         9 4  
No. 19 Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
No. 18 Virginia Tech   3 4         10 4  
Boston College   3 4         9 4  
Syracuse   2 5         4 8  
Temple   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Scarlet Knights were led by second-year head coach Greg Schiano and played their home games at Rutgers Stadium, they are a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 1–11, 0–7 in Big East play to finish in last place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Villanova* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey L 19–37   20,911
September 7 7:00 PM Buffalo* Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey L 11–34   19,101
September 14 7:00 PM Army*dagger Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ W 44–0   28,514
September 21 12:00 PM at Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh ESPN+ L 3–23   32,519
September 28 7:00 PM at No. 11 Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee PPV L 14–35   103,925
October 12 3:30 PM West Virginia Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ L 0–40   12,937
October 19 1:00 PM at No. 3 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia PPV L 14–35   64,907
October 26 1:30 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York L 14–45   37,158
November 2 12:00 PM No. 1 Miami Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ L 17–42   27,222
November 16 3:30 PM Temple Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ L 17–20   10,225
November 23 1:00 PM at No. 8 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana NBC L 0–42   80,795
November 30 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts ESPN+ L 14–44   33,786
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Roster[edit]

2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 71 Dan Biernacki So
OL 69 Howard Blackwood Sr
TE 86 Bryan Boehrer Sr
QB 17 Brian Boland Fr
OL 74 Randy Boxill Fr
TE 88 Keith Landi Jr
FB 15 Brian Leonard Fr
TE 87 Chris Loomis So
OL 75 Mark Segaloff So
TE 85 L. J. Smith Sr
FB 36 Joe Stellke Jr
WR 84 Jeff Ternyila So
FB 47 Ray Pilch Jr
RB 2 Clarence Pittman So
QB 16 Ted Trump Sr
WR 89 Shawn Tucker Fr
WR 46 Antonio Valverde Fr
FB 48 Nafi Williams Fr
OL 62 Mike Williamson Jr
WR 10 Bryan Wilson So
RB 37 Brandon Wood Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 42 Brian Bender Sr
LB 57 Steve Berson Sr
LB 41 Gary Brackett Sr
DE 1 Raheem Orr Sr
DL 99 J'Vonne Parker Jr
DE 92 Alfred Peterson So
DL 60 Justin Peyton Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 13 Mike Barr Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-12-01

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
L. J. Smith Tight end 2 61 Philadelphia Eagles

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