2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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.

2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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ConferenceBig East Conference
2002 record1–11 (0–7 Big East)
Head coachGreg Schiano (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Cubit (2nd season)
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big East Conference 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMVillanova*L 19–3720,911
September 77:00 PMBuffalo*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
L 11–3419,101
September 147:00 PMArmy* 
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+W 44–028,514
September 2112:00 PMat PittsburghESPN+L 3–2332,519
September 287:00 PMat No. 11 Tennessee*PPVL 14–35103,925
October 123:30 PMWest Virginia
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+L 0–4012,937
October 191:00 PMat No. 3 Virginia TechPPVL 14–3564,907
October 261:30 PMat SyracuseL 14–4537,158
November 212:00 PMNo. 1 Miami
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+L 17–4227,222
November 163:30 PMTemple
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+L 17–2010,225
November 231:00 PMat No. 8 Notre Dame*NBCL 0–4280,795
November 3012:00 PMat Boston CollegeESPN+L 14–4433,786

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RosterEdit

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
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-12-01

Team players in the NFLEdit

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

ReferencesEdit