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1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
ConferenceBig East Conference
1997 record0–11 (0–7 Big East)
Head coachTerry Shea (2nd season)
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Syracuse   6 1         9 4  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         7 5  
West Virginia   4 3         7 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 6  
Miami   3 4         5 6  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Temple   3 4         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Terry Shea, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 0–11 record, were outscored by opponents 496 to 191, and finished in last place in the Big East Conference.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Mike McMahon with 1,259 passing yards, Jacki Crooks with 758 rushing yards, and Walter King with 445 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResult
August 3012:30 PMVirginia TechESPNL 19-59
September 67:00 PMat No. 12 Texas*FSNL 14-48
September 13at Navy*L 7-36
September 2012:00 PMBoston College
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPN+L 21-35
October 412:00 PMat West VirginiaESPN+L 0-48
October 98:00 PMSyracuse
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
L 3-50
October 18at Army*L 35-37
October 2512:00 PMPittsburgh
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPN+L 48-55 2OT
November 1at TempleL 7-49
November 812:00 PMWake Forest*
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPN+L 14-28
November 1512:00 PMat Miami (FL)ESPN+L 23-51
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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