Rutgers Completes 2011 Non-Conference Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

RutgersThe Rutgers Scarlet Knights have completed their 2011 non-conference football schedule, which features games against Army, Navy and North Carolina.

Yesterday, The Star-Ledger reported that Rutgers will open the 2011 season at home on Thursday, September 1 against the North Carolina Central Eagles. NCCU competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision.

On September 10, the Scarlet Knights will travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels. Rutgers leads the overall series 3-2 but lost 17-13 at home last season .

Rutgers hosts the Ohio Bobcats on September 24 and then the Navy Midshipmen on October 15. Rutgers and Ohio have split their only two meetings which were in 1937 and 2006.

The Scarlet Knights and Midshipmen have played 23 times since 1891 and the series is dead even at 11-11-1. In their last meeting in 2008, Navy won in Annapolis 23-21.

Rutgers’ final non-conference game is November 12 against Army. The game will be played at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. This series is also very close as the Scarlet Knights, who have won seven in a row, hold a slim 19-18 lead over the Black Knights.

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5 Comments to Rutgers Completes 2011 Non-Conference Football Schedule

  1. tony said....

    Why not make an impact? Oregon and TCU need a nonconference opponent. If Colorado can go to Ohio State for a one game payoff why can’t Rutgers to the same with a game at Oregon. Rutgers still has 6 home games and a neutral site game. Texas has the same 6 5 1 format.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm
  2. tony said....

    Rutgers has tried to field a big time program since 1978. Since they posted the 11- 2 season in 2006 they have slowly lost slid back to bottom of big east. UNC is average at best and they’ve played them already. Give your program a chance to get a breakthrough win. We know you can beat the Howard’s and Norfork State’s of the world

    January 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm
  3. Jinzo said....

    Tony…solid take on this schedule….I’ll even go one better,Cal really needs 2 more OOC games for 2011 and I bet Rutgers could get a nice chunk of change for a clash with Cal…

    NCCU? Guess Savannah State was busy…

    January 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    • tony said....

      Thanks Jinzo.I guess they coulda scheduled Air Force and contended for Commander in Chief Trophy.Houston with Case Keenum was the other attractive opponent with a game left to schedule.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:46 am
  4. tony said....

    In contrast Pitt has Iowa Notre Dame and Utah on nonconference sked.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:56 am