For this reason, Rutgers has been described as "the birthplace of college football." The site for the contest was a small plot of land where the College Avenue currently stands on Rutgers' campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey.The structure of the game resembled more of a rugby-style contest instead of modern day football, in which players were allowed to kick and bat the ball with their fists and hands.Rutgers finished the season with a 9-4 record, Both Maryland and Rutgers were unanimously accepted to join the conference in all sports, effective July 1, 2014.
Although Rutgers continued to be a part of the Middle Three until 1975, the Scarlet Knights became a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference from 1958 to 1961.
A week after the first game was held in New Brunswick, Rutgers would visit Princeton for a second matchup.
This time, Princeton prevailed by a score of 8 goals to 0.
The following year, Rutgers once again went independent, and remained so until it joined the Big East Conference in 1991.
Frank Burns was promoted from assistant coach after Bateman's departure, and under Burns' tutelage, the Scarlet Knights enjoyed eight consecutive winning seasons, Rutgers joined the Big East Conference in all sports in 1991.