But the Scarlet Knights will conclude the season in what is becoming familiar fashion, by playing West Virginia on the first Saturday of December.
The Scarlet Knights, in conjunction with the Big East Conference, released its schedule today, and it includes at least four games to be broadcast by the ESPN/ABC family.
Rutgers will play seven home games, beginning with the season opener Thursday, Sept. 2, against Football Championship Subdivision Norfolk State.
The last non-conference home game is Saturday, Oct. 2, against Tulane before the Scarlet Knights host Connecticut six days later. The Friday, Oct. 8, game against the Huskies will be televised by ESPN, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m.
Rutgers then will play Army on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the first major college football game at the new Meadowlands stadium. It is Rutgers home game, but was moved to the Meadowlands for the prestige (and payout) of the event.
From there Rutgers plays only Big East games, beginning with a Saturday, Oct. 23 game at Pittsburgh, and a rare Wednesday (Nov. 3) game at South Florida. That game will kickoff at 7 p.m. and be televised by ESPN2.
The home portion of the schedule concludes Friday, Nov. 26, against Louisville. The game will be televised on the ABC/ESPN family of networks.
The regular season concludes eight days in Morgantown, W.V. The Dec. 4 tilt will mark the third time in five years Rutgers ends the season against the Mountaineers. Again, the ABC/ESPN family will carry the game.
Game times and complete television information will be released at a later date.
2010 Rutgers Football Schedule
Thurs., Sept. 2 .......Norfolk State
Sat., Sept. 11 .......at Florida International
Sat., Sept. 25 ........North Carolina
Sat., Oct. 2 ......Tulane
Fri., Oct. 8 ......Connecticut* (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.)
Sat., Oct. 16 ......Army (New Meadowlands Stadium)
Sat., Oct. 23 ......at Pittsburgh*
Wed., Nov. 3 ......at USF* (ESPN2, 7 p.m.)
Sat., Nov. 13 ......Syracuse*
Sat., Nov. 20 ......at Cincinnati*
Fri., Nov. 26 ......Louisville* (ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC)
Sat., Dec. 4 ......at West Virginia* (ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC)
HOME GAMES in bold
*Denotes BIG EAST game