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Penn State vs. Rutgers Prediction & Game Preview


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Penn State (8-2) vs. Rutgers (2-8) Game Preview

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
Network: BTN

Penn State doesn’t control its own destiny, but it can put itself in a good position by hitting the Rutgers layup and closing out with a win over Michigan State.

On a six-game winning streak with a stunner over Ohio State and a blowout over Iowa, the team is doing everything it needs to get close to the Big Ten championship, and then the Buckeyes have to take care of the rest with a win over Michigan – if Indiana doesn’t take care of the Wolverines this weekend.

At the very least, even if Michigan wins out and this doesn’t work for the Nittany Lions, at 10-2 and with its resume, it’ll be in the perfect position for one of the New Year’s Six bowls, most likely the Cotton Bowl vs. the Group of Five team. Considering the 2-2 start, and with James Franklin’s replacement being talked about, it’s been an amazing last few months.

And then there’s Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights are having a nightmare of a time doing anything right, getting shut out by Michigan State last weekend making it the fifth time in the last seven games the team has scored seven points or fewer.

There have been a few points here and there and a few good moments, but outside of desperate and failed comeback efforts against Minnesota and Indiana, they haven’t even been remotely close to being competitive.

Of course, an upset over Penn State to screw up the dream season would make the year.

That’s not going to happen as Doak Walker semifinalist Saquon Barkley will run wild on a horrible Rutgers run D that got ripped up for 200 yards or more in six of the last eight games, and is about to get hit for a 250-yard day from the Nittany Lion ground attack.

Rutgers will score enough in the first quarter to make it a fun 15 minutes, and then Penn State will take over to set up the showdown against Michigan State for a shot at the B1G title game.

Penn State vs. Rutgers Prediction

Final Score

Penn State 40, Rutgers 13

Line

Penn State -28, o/u: 57.5

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