2005 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2005 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
Conference Big East Conference
2005 record 7–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach Greg Schiano (5th season)
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 West Virginia $   7 0         11 1  
No. 19 Louisville   5 2         9 3  
Rutgers   4 3         7 5  
South Florida   4 3         6 6  
Pittsburgh   4 3         5 6  
Connecticut   2 5         5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 7  
Syracuse   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2005 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Scarlet Knights were led by fifth-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 7–5, 4–3 in Big East play to finish in a tie for third place. After the season, they were invited to their first Bowl game since 1978. They would lose 45–40 to the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Insight Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:00 PM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il ESPN2 L 30–33 OT  50,112
September 10 3:30 PM Villanova* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey W 38–6   32,412
September 17 8:00 PM at Buffalo* UB StadiumBuffalo, New York YES W 17–3   17,620
September 30 8:00 PM Pittsburgh Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN2 W 37–29   37,514
October 8 12:00 PM West Virginia Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ L 14–27   21,717
October 15 12:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York ESPN+ W 31–9   39,022
October 22 3:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut ESPN+ W 26–24   40,000
October 29 3:30 PM Navy* Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey W 31–21   41,716
November 5 12:00 PM South Florida Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ L 31–45   31,131
November 11 8:00 PM at No. 23 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky ESPN2 L 5–56   41,219
November 26 1:00 PM Cincinnati Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey W 44–9   34,611
December 27 8:30 PM vs. Arizona State* Chase FieldPhoenix, Arizona (Insight Bowl) ESPN L 40–45   43,536
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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