2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights: Picks, Predictions & Odds
2007 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Picks & Predictions
Five years ago, Rutgers rewarded head coach Greg Schiano with a contract extension despite records of 3-20 overall and 0-14 in the Big East in Schiano’s first two seasons at the helm. five seasons later, RU is coming off the most successful campaign in recent program history. This season, RU returns 13 starters, including RB Ray Rice, QB Mike Teel, three fifths of the offensive live, All American DT Eric Foster and three quarters of the defensive backfield. Rice helped the Knights rank 15th in the nation in rushing, and Foster helped the defense rank fourth overall and 17th against the run. Add it up, and Rutgers outrushed opponents last year by an average of over 70 yards per game. The Knights will have to replace all everything RB Brian Leonard, and several questions surround the linebacking corps. But the offense could be better and more balanced with an improved passing game. and Teel got better as last season rolled along. If all goes well, the season finale showdown in Louisville Nov 29th might have a BCS Bowl bid on the line.