2010 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2010 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
ConferenceBig East Conference
2010 record4–8 (1–6 Big East)
Head coachGreg Schiano (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorKyle Flood/Kirk Ciarrocca
Defensive coordinatorBob Fraser/Ed Pinkham
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Connecticut $+   5 2         8 5  
West Virginia +   5 2         9 4  
Pittsburgh +   5 2         8 5  
Syracuse   4 3         8 5  
South Florida   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   1 6         4 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Scarlet Knights were led by head coach Greg Schiano in his 10th season. They played their home games at Rutgers Stadium and are members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 1–6 in Big East play.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:30 PMNorfolk State*ESPN3W 31–046,311[1]
September 118:00 PMat Florida International*Big East NetworkW 19–1419,872[2]
September 253:30 PMNorth Carolina*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPNUL 13–1752,038[3]
October 22:00 PMTulane*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN3L 14–1747,963[4]
October 87:30 PMConnecticut
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPNW 27–2448,431[5]
October 162:00 PMvs. Army*ESPN3W 23–20 OT41,292[6]
October 2312:00 PMat PittsburghBig East NetworkL 21–4150,425[7]
November 37:00 PMat South FloridaESPN2L 27–2839,465[8]
November 133:30 PMSyracuse
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPNUL 10–1349,911[9]
November 207:30 PMat CincinnatiBig East NetworkL 38–6930,265[10]
November 2611:00 AMLouisville
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
ESPN2L 13–4037,422
December 412:00 PMat West VirginiaABCL 14–3548,386

During the season[edit]

During the October 16 game vs Army, defensive tackle Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury. He underwent emergency surgery to stabilize his spine at Hackensack University Medical Center.[11] He is paralyzed from the neck down, but has regained sensation throughout his body, which might lead to a more complete recovery.[12]

This tragedy clearly affected the team's play: While they held on to defeat Army and raise their record to 4-2, when in the aftermath of that game the extent of LeGrand's injury became apparent, it contributed to sending RU into a funk that resulted in a six-game losing streak to end the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norfolk State Spartans vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Florida International Golden Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Rutgers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "Tulane Green Wave vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  5. ^ "Connecticut Huskies vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  6. ^ "Army Black Knights vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  7. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  8. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  9. ^ "Syracuse Orange vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  10. ^ "Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  11. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/ncf/news/story?id=5696563&source=ESPNHeadlines
  12. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/ncf/news/story?id=5696563