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1978 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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Conference  Independent
Home stadium  Rutgers Stadium
1978 record  9–3
1978 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team
Head coach  Frank R. Burns (6th year)
Offensive coordinator  Bill Speranza (2nd at OC; 14th overall year)
Defensive coordinator  Bob Naso (11th at DC; 18th overall year)

The 1978 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Frank R. Burns, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 9–3 record while competing as an independent. The team outscored its opponents 284 to 165 and finished the season with a 34–18 loss to Arizona State in the Garden State Bowl. The team's statistical leaders included Bob Hering with 1,193 passing yards, Glen Kehler with 883 rushing yards, and David Dorn with 535 receiving yards.


Coaching staff


  • Head coach: Frank R. Burns
  • Offensive coordinator: Bill Speranza
  • Offensive line coach: James Taigia
  • Wide receivers coach: Dick Curl
  • Defensive coordinator: Bob Naso
  • Defensive backs coach: Pete Savino
  • Defensive line coach: Ted Cottrell
  • Schedule

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    1978 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team Wikipedia

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