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2005 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Preview

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Coach: Greg Schiano (5th year at Rutgers)
Team Name: Scarlet Knights
2004 Record: 4-7
2004 Big East Conference Record 1-5
2004 ATS Record: 4-6
Returning Starters: 17

Last year Rutgers had the best passing attack in the Big East (301 ypg) which was good enough for sixth best in the in the nation. The offense will still be lead by senior quarterback Ryan Hart, but Hart will need to cut down on the interceptions (38 picks last 2 years) and make better decisions in the Scarlet Knights are counting on a bowl bid. He will have plenty of targets to find as the offense is loaded with weapons including WR Tres Moses, TE Clark Harris, and RB Brian Leonard.

The Rutgers defense last season was one of the worst in the nation, ranking 104th in total offense allowed. This year head coach Greg Schiano will take on the defensive coordinator duties himself. Rutgers does have 8 starters returning on defense and the unit figures to improve overall with Schiano in full control.

Rutgers could go to a bowl game for the second time in school history, with the only other visit coming in 1978 in the Garden State Bowl, with improvement on the defensive side of the ball and if Hart can utilize the gifted options he has on offense. We will call for Rutgers to break the streak and return to a bowl game for the first time in the last 27 years.

Rutgers Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 3
Illinois
Away
Sep 10
Villanova
Home
Sep 17
Buffalo
Away
Sep 30
Pittsburgh
Home
Oct 8
West Virginia
Home
Oct 15
Syracuse
Away
Oct 22
Connecticut
Away
Oct 29
Navy
Home
Nov 5
South Florida
Home
Nov 11
Louisville
Away
Nov 26
Cincinnati
Home

2005 Big East Football Previews

Our final conference we are examining is the Big East. All 8 teams of the Big East are located below and you may click the team link for individual 2005 predictions for the school. The detailed page will give you the teams schedule, our predictions, and a write up of each Big East football team. To return to the home page of the 2005 College football preview, click here.

 


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