2013 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2013 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers Scarlet Knights logo.svg
Pinstripe Bowl, L 16–29 vs. Notre Dame
Conference American Athletic Conference
2013 record 6–7 (2–5 The American)
Head coach Kyle Flood (2nd as head coach, 8th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Ron Prince (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Dave Cohen (1st as DC; 2nd overall year, fired Dec. 8)
Joe Rossi (bowl game)
Home stadium High Point Solutions Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 UCF $   8 0         12 1  
No. 15 Louisville   7 1         12 1  
Cincinnati   6 2         9 4  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         5 7  
Rutgers   3 5         6 7  
Connecticut   3 5         3 9  
South Florida   2 6         2 10  
Memphis   1 7         3 9  
Temple   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Scarlet Knights played their home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ as a member of the American Athletic Conference.[1] This was the second season with Kyle Flood as the head coach,[2] and last season before transitioning to playing in the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in American Athletic play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they were defeated by Notre Dame. Notre Dame would later vacate the win on November 22, 2016 due to academic violations.

Previous season[edit]

They enter after finishing last season 9–4, 5–2 in Big East play to win the school's first ever Big East Conference football championship, sharing the conference title with Cincinnati, Louisville, and Syracuse.[3]

Coaching staff[edit]

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood enters his second year as the Scarlet Knights' head coach for the 2013 season (eighth year on the coaching staff overall). During his first year as head coach, he led the Scarlet Knights to an overall record of 9 wins and 4 losses (9–4) and the 2012 Big East Championship as co-champions with Louisville, Syracuse, and Cincinnati. Flood was awarded as co-Big East Head Coach of the year.[4]

Coaching changes[edit]

Departures from 2012[edit]

Former offensive coordinator Dave Brock accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Delaware Blue Hens.[5]

Former defensive coordinator Robb Smith accepted an offer to become linebackers coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6]

Former tight ends coach Darnell Dinkins "left to pursue other interests".[7]

Additions and promotions[edit]

Ron Prince, former head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats and most recently an offensive line coach with the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) was hired as offensive coordinator. Dave Cohen was promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator, a position he has held previously with Western Michigan, Delaware, and Fordham. Darrell Wilson was hired away from Iowa, where he coached in the Big Ten Conference for twelve years, to coach defensive backs in his home state of New Jersey.[8]

Departures after regular season[edit]

At the conclusion of the regular season, Dave Cohen, Rob Spence, and Damian Wroblewski were fired by the university.[9]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Rutgers
Alma Mater
Kyle Flood Head coach 8 Iona College (1992)
Ron Prince Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1 Dodge City Community College/Appalachian State
Norries Wilson Running Backs/Associate Head Coach 2 Minnesota (1989)
Joe Rossi Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator 2 Allegheny College (2000)
Matt Simon Wide Receivers 1 Northern Illinois University (2009)
Anthony Campanile Wide Receivers/Tight Ends 2 Rutgers University (2004)
Jim Panagos Defensive Line 2 University of Maryland (1992)
Darrell Wilson Defensive Backs 1 University of Connecticut (1981)
Charlie Noonan Defensive Line Assistant 1 Rutgers University (2010)
Sam Williams Special Teams Assistant 1
Darnell Stapleton Offensive Assistant Coach 2 Rutgers University (2006)
Jeremy Cole Strength and Conditioning/Assistant AD 6 University of Findlay (2005)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 10:30 PM at Fresno State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA ESPNU L 51–52 OT  33,098
September 7 12:00 PM Norfolk State* High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ CBSSN W 38–0   49,111
September 14 1:00 PM Eastern Michigan* High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN3 W 28–10   47,604
September 21 3:30 PM Arkansas* High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN W 28–24   51,969
October 5 12:00 PM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX ESPNews W 55–52 3OT  19,436
October 10 7:30 PM at No. 8 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 10–24   55,168
October 26 12:00 PM Houstondagger High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNews L 14–49   52,200
November 2 12:00 PM Temple High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ AAN W 23–20   46,447
November 16 12:00 PM Cincinnati High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNews L 17–52   40,870
November 21 7:30 PM at No. 20 UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ESPN L 17–41   41,244
November 30 12:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Harford, CT ESPNU L 17–28   22,163
December 7 7:30 PM South Florida High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN2 W 31–6   37,645
December 28 12:00 PM Notre Dame* Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) ESPN L 16–29   47,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Scarlet Knights 10 10 11 14 6 51
Bulldogs 7 14 7 17 7 52

Rutgers opted to attempt a two-point conversion to win the game in overtime. The two point conversion was not successful, and Fresno State won in overtime.

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 FRES, 24–7

Norfolk State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 0
Scarlet Knights 21 0 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2010 RUTG, 31–0

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 0 10
Scarlet Knights 14 0 7 7 28

Quarterback Gary Nova left the game during the first quarter with a concussion, being relieved by Chas Dodd. After games of 182, 119, and 192 rushing yards, Sophomore walk-on Paul James led the country in rushing.

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0

Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 10 0 14 0 24
Scarlet Knights 0 7 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 RUTG 35–26

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Scarlet Knights 14 7 14 0 20 55
Mustangs 0 7 7 21 17 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 No previous meeting N/A

Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 0 7 0 3 10
Cardinals 3 14 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2012 UL 20–17

Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 21 14 7 49
Scarlet Knights 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0 First Meeting

Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 6 7 0 7 20
Scarlet Knights 0 3 6 14 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–16 2012 RUTG 35–10

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 24 14 7 7 52
Scarlet Knights 7 0 0 10 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–8–1 2012 RUTG 10–3

Central Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 0 14 0 3 17
Knights 14 14 3 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 RUTG 45–24

Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 3 7 0 17
Huskies 14 0 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–10 2012 RUTG 19–3

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 6 0 0 6
Scarlet Knights 14 7 0 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 2012 RUTG 23–13

Notre Dame (Pinstripe Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 10 3 0 3 16
Fighting Irish 10 3 3 13 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2002 UND 0–42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luicci, Tom (April 3, 2013). "American Athletic Conference Name Replaces Big East for Football Schools". The Star-Ledger. Newark, NJ. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kyle Flood". Rutgers University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Big East Conference Standings – 2012". ESPN. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Luicci, Tom (December 6, 2012). "Kyle Flood Named Co-Big East Coach of the Year with Louisville's Charlie Strong". The Star-Ledger. Newark, NJ. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dave Brock Named New Head Football Coach at UD". UDaily. January 18, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bucs Announce 2013 Coaching Staff" (Press release). Tampa Bay Buccaneers. February 7, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Luicci, Tom (February 19, 2013). "Rutgers Names Ron Prince Offensive Coordinator, Elevates Dave Cohen on Defense". The Star-Ledger. Newark, NJ. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ Luicci, Tom (February 13, 2013). "Rutgers Names Darrell Wilson New Secondary Coach". The Star-Ledger. Newark, NJ. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ Luicci, Tom (December 8, 2013). "Rutgers Defensive Coordinator Dave Cohen Among Three Assistants Fired". The Star-Ledger. Newark. Retrieved December 9, 2013.