2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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International Bowl champion
Conference Big East Conference
2007 record 8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Greg Schiano
Offensive coordinator John McNulty
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 West Virginia $+   5 2         11 2  
Connecticut +   5 2         9 4  
No. 17 Cincinnati   4 3         10 3  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Rutgers   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         6 6  
Pittsburgh   3 4         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by seventh-year head coach Greg Schiano.

For the first time in the history of Rutgers football, the team entered a season ranked—they were 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Buffalo* No. 16/16 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ W 38–3   43,091
September 7 7:00 PM Navy* No. 15/16 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN W 41–24   43,514
September 15 3:30 PM Norfolk State*dagger No. 13/13 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ W 59–0   43,712
September 29 3:30 PM Maryland* No. 10/10 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ABC L 24–34   43,803
October 6 8:00 PM No. 20/24 Cincinnati No. 21/21 Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN2 L 23–28   43,768
October 13 12:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York ESPN+ W 38–14   36,226
October 18 7:45 PM No. 2/3 South Florida Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN W 30–27   44,267
October 27 12:00 PM No. 6/6 West Virginia No. 25/NR Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ABC L 3–31   43,620
November 3 7:00 PM at No. 16/16 UConn Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut ESPNU L 19–38   40,000
November 9 8:00 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, New York ESPN2 W 41–6   39,073
November 17 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Rutgers Stadium • Piscataway, New Jersey ESPN+ W 20–16   43,531
November 29 7:45 PM at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky 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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP and Coaches Polls released prior to game.. All times are in Eastern Time.

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