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John F. Bateman (12th year)
1971 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team Wikipedia
The 1971 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1971 college football season. In their 12th season under head coach John F. Bateman, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 4–7 record and were outscored by their opponents 243 to 193. The team's statistical leaders included Leo Gasienica with 1,148 passing yards, Larry Robertson with 405 rushing yards, and Bob Carney with 351 receiving yards.