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2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

The 2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represents Rutgers University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It is the Scarlet Knights' second season as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and second as a member of the East Division. The team are led by Kyle Flood, in his fourth year as head coach, and play its home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.

2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers Scarlet Knights logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015 record4–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachKyle Flood (4th season as head coach)
Norries Wilson (interim, 3 games)
Offensive coordinatorBen McDaniels (1st year as OC, 2nd overall season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Rossi (2nd year as DC, 4th overall season)
Home stadiumHigh Point Solutions Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 Michigan State xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 4 Ohio State x   7 1         12 1  
No. 12 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Indiana   2 6         6 7  
Rutgers   1 7         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 9 Iowa xy   8 0         12 2  
No. 23 Northwestern   6 2         10 3  
No. 21 Wisconsin   6 2         10 3  
Nebraska   3 5         6 7  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Michigan State 16, Iowa 13
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The season began with a controversies over an investigation into violations of NCAA regulations and school policy concerning coach Flood's improper contacting of a professor concerning a student's academic status; and the arrests and dismissal of several football players on violent felony charges connected to an April 2015 home invasion robbery in New Brunswick. Coach Flood was suspended for three games after the investigation found improper contact was made.

Contents

Before the 2015 seasonEdit

Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team finished the regular season 7–5, with a highlight win against Michigan for the team's first Big Ten Conference win. After defeating Indiana the Scarlet Knights become bowl eligible and were invited to play in the Quick Lane Bowl against North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Rutgers defeated the Tar Heels in Detroit, Michigan 40–21 finishing their 2014 Season at 8–5.

Controversies and player arrestsEdit

The 2015 football season began with the shadow of several incidents of alleged misconduct and criminal charges.[1] On May 24, 2015, redshirt freshman defensive back Darian Dailey was arrested in Florida on felony robbery charges.[2][3] In late August 2015, head coach Kyle Flood suspended five players from the first half of the season opener for violating team policies on breaking curfews. These players were Ruhann Peele (cornerback), Leonte Carroo (receiver), Tim Gleeson (punter), Chris Laviano (quarterback) and Kevin Marquez (linebacker).[4][5][6][7] There were doubts that Flood would be coaching the season opener and some speculation amongst news media and fans about the possibility of Flood's firing or resignation.[8][9][10][11] Some fans have called for the return of Flood's predecessor, Greg Schiano as head coach.[12][13] According to The Asbury Park Press, students remarked that the recent controversies tarnish the university's reputation.[14]

On September 3, 2015, ten suspects including six current Rutgers Scarlet Knights football players were arrested and charged with felony assault, armed robbery, criminal restraint, conspiracy, riot, and weapons possession charges stemming from an April 26, 2015 incident in New Brunswick, New Jersey characterized as a home invasion robbery.[4][15] One victim, identified only as a 19-year-old male Rutgers student is reported to have had his jaw broken in the assault.[16] Five players—Ruhann Peele (cornerback), Nadir Barnwell (cornerback), Razohnn Gross (fullback), Delon Stephenson (free safety), and Andre Boggs (cornerback)—were dismissed from the team moments before the season-opening football game against the Norfolk State Spartans.[4][15] Former player Tejay Johnson (free safety and wide receiver), was also arrested on September 3.[17] A sixth player, Lloyd Terry (fullback) was arrested a few days later.[16][18] Several of the players arrested in this incident had previous arrests in 2013 and 2014 for other criminal charges.[15]

One of the suspects, Barnwell, was the center of an ongoing investigation into head coach Kyle Flood for possible violations of school policy and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations prohibiting the athletic coaching staff from contacting faculty regarding the academic eligibility status of a player.[4][15] According to New Jersey Advance Media, publisher of the Star-Ledger and other statewide newspapers, Flood defied academic support staff by contacting one of Barnwell's professors and that sources stated that Flood attempted to "circumvent the process and trying to get the kid eligible".[19]

Flood suspended wide receiver Leonte Carroo indefinitely after his arrest on September 13, 2015. Carroo was arrested by the Rutgers University Police Department and charged with simple assault stemming from a domestic violence incident that occurred on campus shortly after the end of the game against Washington State. Carroo was the seventh Rutgers player arrested in ten days.[20][21][22] Star-Ledger and New Jersey Advance Media sports columnist Steve Politi described Carroo as "another casualty of the season from hell" and called the incident further proof that Flood had lost control of the team. Politi mused, "you wonder how soon before his head coach joins him on the list"—implying that Flood's tenure as coach should be ending with his termination.[23]

The 15-member Rutgers Board of Governors, one of the school's two governing bodies, and university president Robert Barchi met on September 11 in a closed-door emergency session to discuss ongoing "athletic matters" and the potential for litigation in the wake of these controversies and arrests.[24][25][26] On September 16, 2015, after the conclusion of a university-led investigation into his conduct determined he improperly contacted a professor to get Barnwell's grade changed, Flood was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 by Rutgers president Robert Barchi. Flood would be suspended during and miss an away game against Penn State (September 19, 2015), and home games against Kansas (September 26) and Michigan State (October 10).[27][28] Associate head coach Norries Wilson would fill-in as head coach for those three games during Flood's suspension.[28]

After Flood's reinstatement, questions continued to circulate about possible drug problems within the program in the wake of former Scarlet Knights' fullback Lloyd Terry telling police that "he failed multiple drug tests while on the football team".[29][30]

Flood, along with athletic director Julie Herman, was fired at the end of the season.

Coaching staffEdit

Coaching changesEdit

2014 offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen relinquished his position as offensive coordinator due to age and stayed on as a special assistant to the head coach.[31]

Ben McDaniels, 2014 wide receiver coach and brother of former Denver Broncos head coach and current New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, was promoted to offensive coordinator.

2014 graduate assistant and former Rutgers defensive lineman Charlie Noonan was hired as defensive line coach at Holy Cross.[32]

Graduate assistant Sam Williams' two years of graduate assistant-ship expired and was hired by Penn State working with special teams and recruiting quality control.[33]

2014 Graduate assistant and former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel was hired by his alma mater Don Bosco Preparatory High School as offensive coordinator[34][35]

2014 undergraduate student assistant Sean Barowski stayed on as a graduate assistant upon graduating.[35][36]

2015 staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Rutgers
Alma mater
Kyle Flood Head coach 10 Iona College (1992)
Norries Wilson Running backs/associate head coach/interim head coach 4 Minnesota (1989)
Ben McDaniels Offensive coordinator 1 (first as OC) Kent State (2003)
Joe Rossi Defensive coordinator 4 Allegheny College (2000)
Phil Galiano Special teams/tight ends 10 Shippensburg University (1999)
Mitch Browning Offensive line 1 Capital University (1979)
Anthony Campanile Wide receivers 4 Rutgers (2004)
Jim Panagos Defensive line 4 Maryland (1992)
Bob Fraser Linebackers 5 Allegheny College
Darrell Wilson Defensive backs 4 Connecticut (1981)
Jeremy Cole Strength and conditioning/assistant AD 9 University of Findlay (2005)
Rocco Dimeco Offensive assistant 1 Norwich University
Scott Vallone Defensive assistant 0 Rutgers (2012)
Sean Barowski Graduate assistant 0 Rutgers (2015)
Ralph Friedgen Special assistant to the head coach 1 Maryland

ScheduleEdit

Rutgers announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consist of 7 home, and 5 away games in the regular season. The Scarlet Knights will host Big Ten foes Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Nebraska and will travel to Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin.[37]

The Scarlet Knights hosted three of their four non conference games against Kansas, Norfolk State and Washington State. Rutgers will match up against Army on November 21 at Michie Stadium at West Point.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 PM No. (FCSNorfolk State* High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNews W 63–13   47,453
September 12 3:30 PM Washington State* High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNU L 34–37   46,536
September 19 8:00 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN L 3–28   103,323
September 26 12:00 PM Kansas*  High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN W 27–14   46,136
October 10 8:00 PM No. 4 Michigan State High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN L 24–31   50,373
October 17 3:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN W 55–52   40,567
October 24 8:00 PM No. 1 Ohio State High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ABC L 7–49   53,111
October 31 12:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN L 10–48   74,575
November 7 3:30 PM at No. 16 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 16–49   108,879
November 14 3:30 PM Nebraska High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN L 14–31   45,606
November 21 12:00 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 31–21   30,113
November 28 12:00 PM Maryland High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ BTN L 41–46   44,846
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.
Schedule Source:[38]

Game summariesEdit

Home against Norfolk StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Norfolk State Spartans 7 6 0 0 13
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7 14 28 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 September 5, 2015 Rutgers, 63-13

On September 5, 2015, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights met the Norfolk State Spartans, a Football Championship Subdivision team in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, for the fourth game in their series. Rutgers had won the previous three games against Norfolk State in which the Scarlet Knights outscored the Spartans 128–0.[39]

Home against Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State Cougars 7 6 7 17 37
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 6 6 22 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 September 12, 2015 Wash.St, 37-34

After last season's 41–38 victory against Washington State (Pac-12 Conference) on August 28, 2014, this was the second meeting between the Scarlet Knights and the Cougars. Rutgers lost after a penalty-prone fourth quarter (ending with a spike on 4th down), 34–37.

Away at Penn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 0 0 3 3
Penn State Nittany Lions 0 21 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–23 September 13, 2014 Penn State, 13–10

In the first game of head coach Kyle Flood's three-game suspension, associate head coach Norries Wilson filled in as head coach for the Rutgers and Penn State conference opener. Rutgers' only score was posted with 10:35 remaining in the fourth quarter by kicker Kyle Federico who made 34 yard field goal.

Home against KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas Jayhawks 0 7 7 0 14
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7 13 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

This was the first meeting between the Kansas Jayhawks (Big-12 Conference) and the Scarlet Knights. In 2012, Rutgers and Kansas announced two home-and-home series games this season and the 2018 season.[40]

Home against Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Michigan State Spartans 7 3 14 7 31
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 14 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 November 22, 2014 Michigan State, 45–3

Rutgers hosted the undefeated Michigan State Spartans for their sixth meeting. With Michigan State ranked number 4 in national polls, it was the first time 6 seasons that Rutgers met a team ranked the top 25 (beating No 23-ranked USF 31–0 on November 12, 2009) and 8 seasons since they upset a No. 2-ranked South Florida in 2007.[41]

This was the last game that interim head coach Norries Wilson coached during head coach Kyle Flood's three-game suspension.[29][42]

Away at IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7 20 6 22 55
Indiana Hoosiers 10 14 28 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 November 15, 2014 Rutgers, 45–23

Despite a 52–27 Indiana lead in the third quarter, the Scarlet Knights erased the 25-point deficit by converting three fourth-quarter turnovers into touchdowns and took the lead in the game's final seconds with a 26-yard field goal from Kyle Federico. Leonte Carroo caught seven passes, for 157 yards and three touchdowns before leaving in the second half with an injured right leg.

Home against Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Ohio State Buckeyes 7 14 21 7 49
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 October 18, 2014 Ohio State, 56–17


Away at WisconsinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3 0 7 0 10
Wisconsin Badgers 10 17 14 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 November 1, 2014 Wisconsin, 37–0

Away at MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3 13 0 0 16
#17 Michigan Wolverines 14 21 11 3 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 October 4, 2014 Rutgers, 26–24

Home against NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska Cornhuskers 14 7 7 3 31
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 October 25, 2014 Nebraska, 42–24

Away at ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 14 10 7 0 31
Army Black Knights 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–18 November 10, 2012 Rutgers, 28–7

Home against MarylandEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland Terrapins 0 13 14 19 46
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7 24 7 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 November 29, 2014 Rutgers, 41–38

RosterEdit

2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Janarion Grant Jr
WR 3 Jawuan Harris Fr
WR 4 Leonte Carroo Sr
QB 5 Chris Laviano   So
RB 6 Desmond Peoples   Jr
RB 7 Robert Martin So
RB 8 Josh Hicks So
QB 11 Hayden Rettig   Jr
WR 13 Carlton Agudosi   Jr
QB 15 Jack Clements Fr
WR 16 Christopher Parker Fr
QB 17 Giovanni Rescigno   Fr
QB 18 Michael Dare Fr
QB 19 Troy Anthony Jr
RB 21 Charles Snorweah Fr
FB 30 Conor Dowd Fr
RB 32 Justin Goodwin Jr
RB 33 Greg Jones   Jr
RB 34 Paul James   Sr
FB 37 Max Anthony Fr
WR 39 Sandy Anya   So
TE 42 Nick Arcidiacono Jr
TE 43 George Behr   Fr
FB 44 Sam Bergen   Sr
WR 44 Joseph Gause Fr
RB 45 Jeffrey Farina Fr
FB 45 Shaquan Oliver Fr
TE 46 Charles Scarff So
TE 48 Anthony Folkerts Fr
OL 55 Ryan Brodie   Jr
OL 57 Bryan Stonkus   Sr
OL 60 Dorian Miller   So
OL 64 Skiy Pyrame Fr
OL 65 Tariq Cole   Fr
OL 66 Jacquis Webb   Fr
OL 69 Derrick Nelson   Jr
OL 70 Chris Muller   Jr
OL 71 Marcus Applefield   Fr
OL 72 Manny Taylor Fr
OL 73 Jonah Jackson Fr
OL 74 Keith Lumpkin   Sr
OL 75 Zach Venesky Fr
OL 77 J. J. Denman   Jr
OL 78 Jack Shutack Fr
OL 79 Zack Heeman   Fr
WR 80 Alex Schoen   So
TE 81 Matt Flanagan   So
WR 82 Ntwademela Perry   Fr
WR 83 Rashad Blunt Fr
WR 84 John Tsimis Jr
WR 85 Justice Stewart Fr
TE 86 Nakia Griffin-Stewart Fr
WR 87 Vance Matthews   Jr
WR 88 Andre Patton Jr
WR 89 Dontae Owens Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Kiy Hester   Fr
LB 3 Steve Longa   Jr
DB 5 Ronnie James Fr
DB 9 Saquan Hampton   Fr
DB 10 Blessuan Austin Fr
DB 11 Isaiah Wharton   Fr
LB 14 Kaiwan Lewis Sr
LB 15 Trevor Morris Fr
LB 20 Devan Carter   So
DL 22 Quanzell Lambert   Jr
DB 25 Jarius Adams Fr
LB 26 Deonte Roberts Fr
LB 28 Najee Clayton Fr
DB 29 Davon Jacobs   Jr
LB 30 Andre Hunt   So
DB 31 Anthony Cioffi Jr
LB 34 Talib Abdur-Ra'oof   Fr
LB 35 Eric Margolis   Fr
LB 36 T. J. Taylor   So
DB 37 Zane Campbell Jr
DL 38 Myles Nash   So
DB 40 Brian Chase Fr
LB 40 Kevin Marquez   Jr
DB 41 Brian Verbitski   Jr
DB 43 D'Won Walker Fr
LB 47 Isaiah Johnson Jr
LB 49 Brandon Russell   Fr
LB 50 Quentin Gause   Sr
DL 51 Sebastian Joseph   So
DL 53 Julian Pinnix-Odrick   Jr
DL 54 Kamaal Seymour Fr
LB 55 Austin Rosa Fr
DE 58 Kemoko Turay   So
DL 59 Darnell Davis   So
DL 67 Kenneth Roman Fr
DL 90 Ron'Dell Carter Fr
DL 91 Darius Hamilton Sr
DL 92 Eric Wiafe   Fr
DL 93 Djwany Mera   Sr
DL 95 Jon Bateky Fr
DL 96 Willington Previlon Fr
DL 98 Jimmy Hogan   Fr
DL 99 Kevin Wilkins   Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 1 Kyle Federico Sr
LS 68 Alex Hutchings Fr
LS 85 Alan Lucy So
PK, P 94 Michael Cintron   Fr
PK 94 Chris Gough   Sr
P 96 Aidan Murray   Jr
P 96 Joey Roth   Sr
PK, P 98 David Bonagura   So
P 99 Tim Gleeson Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Norries Wilson (running backs / associate head coach / interim head coach)
  • Ben McDaniels (offensive coordinator)
  • Joe Rossi (defensive coordinator)
  • Phil Galiano (special teams coordinator / tight ends)
  • Mitch Browning (offensive line)
  • Anthony Campanile (wide receivers)
  • Jim Panagos (defensive line)
  • Bob Fraser (linebackers)
  • Darrell Wilson (defensive backs)
  • Jerry Cole (strength & conditioning / assistant AD)
  • Rocco Dimeco (offensive assistant)
  • Scott Vallone (defensive assistant)
  • Sean Barowski (graduate assistant)
  • Ralph Friedgen (special assistant to the head coach)
  • Kenny Parker (head football strength and conditioning)
  • Sean Barowski (defensive assistant)
  • Collin Bauer (defensive assistant)
  • David Galante (offensive assistant)
  • Mark Rosenbaum (offensive assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: November 23, 2016

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