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2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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.

2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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International Bowl champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2007 record8–5 (3–4 Big East)
Head coachGreg Schiano
Offensive coordinatorJohn McNulty
Home stadiumRutgers 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

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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 PMBuffalo*No. 16ESPN+W 38–343,091
September 77:00 PMNavy*No. 15
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPNW 41–2443,514
September 153:30 PMNorfolk State* No. 13
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+W 59–043,712
September 293:30 PMMaryland*No. 10
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ABCL 24–3443,803
October 68:00 PMNo. 20 CincinnatiNo. 21
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN2L 23–2843,768
October 1312:00 PMat SyracuseESPN+W 38–1436,226
October 187:45 PMNo. 2 South Florida
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPNW 30–2744,267
October 2712:00 PMNo. 6 West VirginiaNo. 25
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ABCL 3–3143,620
November 37:00 PMat No. 16 UConnESPNUL 19–3840,000
November 98:00 PMat Army*ESPN2W 41–639,073
November 1712:00 PMPittsburgh
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN+W 20–1643,531
November 297:45 PMat LouisvilleESPNL 38–4137,012
January 512:00 PMBall State*ESPN2W 52–3031,455
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP and Coaches Polls released prior to game.
  • All times are in Eastern time

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