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2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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.

2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers Scarlet Knights logo.svg
Quick Lane Bowl champion
Lambert-Meadowlands champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2014 record8–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachKyle Flood (3rd as head coach;9th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorRalph Friedgen (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style offense
Defensive coordinatorJoe Rossi (1st full as DC; 3rd overall season)
Home stadiumHigh 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

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

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

Coaching staffEdit

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)

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 2810:00 PMvs. Washington State*FS1W 41–3830,927
September 612:00 PMHoward*BTNW 38–2548,040
September 138:00 PMPenn State
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
BTNL 10–1353,774
September 203:30 PMat Navy*CBSSNW 31–2433,655
September 2712:00 PMTulane*
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPNewsW 31–648,361
October 47:00 PMMichigan
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
BTNW 26–2453,327
October 183:30 PMat No. 13 Ohio StateABC/ESPN2L 17–56106,795
October 2512:00 PMat No. 16 NebraskaESPN2L 24–4291,088
November 112:00 PMWisconsin 
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPNL 0–3752,797
November 153:30 PMIndiana
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
BTNW 45–2347,492
November 2212:00 PMat No. 10 Michigan StateBTNL 3–4570,902
November 293:30 PMat MarylandESPNUW 41–3836,673
December 264:30 PMvs. North Carolina*ESPNW 40–2123,876

Game summariesEdit

Washington StateEdit

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.

HowardEdit

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 StateEdit

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

NavyEdit

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

TulaneEdit

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

MichiganEdit

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 StateEdit

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

NebraskaEdit

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

WisconsinEdit

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

IndianaEdit

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 StateEdit

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

MarylandEdit

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 BowlEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.