|1989 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football|
|Head coach||Dick Anderson (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Rutgers Stadium|
|1989 Division I-A independents football records|
|No. 1 Miami||–||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 2 Notre Dame||–||12||–||1||–||0|
|No. 3 Florida State||–||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 15 Penn State||–||8||–||3||–||1|
|No. 17 Pittsburgh||–||8||–||3||–||1|
|No. 21 West Virginia||–||8||–||3||–||1|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1989 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth and final season under head coach Dick Anderson, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 2–7–2 record while competing as an independent and were outscored by their opponents 319 to 245. The team won victories over Boston College (9-7) and Northwestern (38-27). The team's statistical leaders included Scott Erney with 2,536 passing yards, James Cann with 429 rushing yards, and Randy Jackson with 599 receiving yards.
- ↑ "1989 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1989-schedule.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- ↑ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/r/rutgers/1985-1989_yearly_results.php. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- ↑ "1989 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1989.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
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