2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers Scarlet Knights logo.svg
Quick Lane Bowl champion
Lambert-Meadowlands champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division East Division
2014 record 8–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Kyle Flood (3rd as head coach;9th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style offense
Defensive coordinator Joe Rossi (1st full as DC; 3rd overall season)
Home stadium High Point Solutions Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 1 Ohio State x$#^   8 0         14 1  
No. 5-t Michigan State   7 1         11 2  
Maryland   4 4         7 6  
Rutgers   3 5         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         5 7  
Penn State   2 6         7 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
West Division
No. 13 Wisconsin x   7 1         11 3  
Minnesota   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   3 5         6 7  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University–New Brunswick in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Scarlet Knights played their home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey in their inaugural year as a member of the Big Ten Conference,[1] having played the previous year in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by third year head coach Kyle Flood. They finished the season 8–5, 3–5 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division. They were invited to the Quick Lane Bowl where they defeated North Carolina.

Previous season[edit]

The Scarlet Knights played the 2013 season in the American Athletic Conference.[2]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Rutgers
Alma Mater
Kyle Flood Head coach 9 Iona College (1992)
Norries Wilson Associate Head Coach/Running Backs 3 Minnesota (1989)
Ralph Friedgen Offensive Coordinator 0 Maryland
Joe Rossi Defensive Coordinator 3 Allegheny College (2000)
Ben McDaniels Wide Receivers 0 Kent State (2003)
Anthony Campanile Tight Ends 3 Rutgers (2004)
Mitch Browning Offensive Line 0 Capital University (1979)
Jim Panagos Defensive Line 3 Maryland (1992)
Darrell Wilson Defensive Backs 2 Connecticut (1981)
Charlie Noonan Defensive Line Assistant 1 Rutgers (2010)
Sam Williams Offensive Line Assistant 1 Shepherd (2008)
Jeremy Cole Strength and Conditioning/Assistant AD 8 University of Findlay (2005)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 10:00 PM vs. Washington State* CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA FS1 W 41–38   30,927
September 6 12:00 PM Howard* High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN W 38–25   48,040
September 13 8:00 PM Penn State High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN L 10–13   53,774
September 20 3:30 PM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN W 31–24   33,655
September 27 12:00 PM Tulane* High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNews W 31–6   48,361
October 4 7:00 PM Michigan High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN W 26–24   53,327
October 18 3:30 PM at No. 13 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 L 17–56   106,795
October 25 12:00 PM at No. 16 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN2 L 24–42   91,088
November 1 12:00 PM Wisconsindagger High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN L 0–37   52,797
November 15 3:30 PM Indiana High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN W 45–23   47,492
November 22 12:00 PM at No. 10 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN L 3–45   70,902
November 29 3:30 PM at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPNU W 41–38   36,673
December 26 4:30 PM vs. North Carolina* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Quick Lane Bowl) ESPN W 40–21   23,876
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 14 3 17 41
Cougars 3 14 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Michael Batlan is the game referee.

Howard[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 0 6 12 25
Scarlet Knights 10 21 7 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 RUTG, 26–0

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 0 0 3 10 13
Scarlet Knights 0 10 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–22 1995 PSU, 50–34

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 17 7 0 31
Midshipmen 7 7 3 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–10–1 2011 RUTG, 21–20

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 0 6 0 0 6
Scarlet Knights 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2012 RUTG, 24–12

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolverines 3 14 0 7 24
Scarlet Knights 6 13 0 7 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 0 3 7 17
Buckeyes 14 21 21 0 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 0 10 7 24
Cornhuskers 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1920 NEB 28–0

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Badgers 7 13 10 7 37
Scarlet Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 3 10 3 7 23
Scarlet Knights 3 7 21 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 0 0 3 0 3
Spartans 14 21 0 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2004 RUTG, 19–14

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 3 14 14 10 41
Terrapins 7 28 3 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 2009 RUTG, 34–13

Rutgers had the biggest comeback in school history, being down 35-10 towards the end of the first half.[3]

North Carolina–Quick Lane Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 16 7 10 40
Tar Heels 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2011 UNC, 24–22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russo, Ralph D. (November 21, 2012). "Rutgers Joins the Big Ten, Leaving Big East Behind". Yahoo!. Associated Press. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Luicci, Tom (April 3, 2013). "American Athletic Conference Name Replaces Big East for Football Schools". The Star-Ledger. Newark: New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Murphy, Dan (November 29, 2014). "What We Learned in the Big Ten: Week 14". ESPN. Retrieved December 9, 2014.