Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, Rutgers will have a real challenge on their hands on Saturday. They will look to defend their home turf against Penn St. at 1:00 p.m. Allowing an average of 34.3 points per game, Rutgers have been asleep on the defensive side of the ball and will need to wake up before the game.
Rutgers took a serious blow against Michigan last Saturday, falling 7-42. On a positive note, Isaih Pacheco put forth a good effort for the losing side as he rushed for 142 yards and 1 touchdown on 16 carries.
Penn St. experienced an absolute beatdown last week but somehow put the pieces back together and came to play against Wisconsin. Penn St. came out on top against Wisconsin by a score of 22-10. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (16) and coasted on those for the win.
Penn St.’s victory lifted them to 7-3-1 while Rutgers’s defeat dropped them down to 1-9-1. In their victory, Penn St. relied heavily on Miles Sanders, who rushed for 159 yards and 1 touchdown on 23 carries. Rutgers will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
- When: Saturday at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: HighPoint.com Stadium, New Jersey
- TV: Big Ten Network
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- Ticket Cost: $39.69
The Nittany Lions are a big 28 point favorite against the Scarlet Knights.
This season, Rutgers are 5-5-0 against the spread. As for Penn St., they are 5-4-1 against the spread
The line has drifted a bit towards the Nittany Lions, as the game opened with the Nittany Lions as a 26 point favorite.
Penn St. have won all of the games they’ve played against Rutgers in the last 4 years.
- 2017 – Penn State Nittany Lions 35 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 6
- 2016 – Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 39
- 2015 – Penn State Nittany Lions 28 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3