Leave it to Source, a poster on the Rutgers Football Forum on The Rivals Network, ScarletNation.com, to come up with this.
When Rutgers meets Virginia Tech in the December 28, 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl, it will be the Scarlet Knights game number 1,279 – first among the FBS schools and moving past Lehigh into third overall. Since Yale plays 10-game schedules, if Rutgers makes a Bowl next season, they would move into second place all time.
1) 1,336 University of Pennsylvania
(they played many double digit games per season in the 1880s-1890s)
2) 1,281 Yale University
3) 1,279* Rutgers University (including its 2012 Bowl Game)
4) 1,278 Lehigh University
So who is No. 2 in the FBS? Nebraska, 25 games behind Rutgers.
Thanks to RUJohnny99 for figuring this out:
We’ll pass Penn
In 2042 without bowls
In 2032 with a bowl every year
In 2028 with a conference championship & bowl game every year.
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