Penn State vs. Rutgers fearless prediction and game preview.
Penn State vs. Rutgers Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
Penn State (9-2) vs. Rutgers (2-9) Game Preview
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Why Rutgers Will Win
It’s not like the Penn State offense has a ton of scoring pop.
The running game hasn’t hit the 200-yard mark since the opener against Idaho, the passing attack hasn’t connected on 60% of its throws in the last six games, and overall, this O isn’t the type to come out of the tunnel and get up 24-0.
Rutgers isn’t able to move the chains, and it isn’t doing a whole lot of anything right, but at least it does it slow and keeps the clock moving. More than anything else, the team has to hope that Penn State is down after its loss to Ohio State, and this is the game to try airing it out on a secondary that’s being picked apart lately.
Minnesota’s Tanner Morgan hit 90% of his passes, Indiana’s Peyton Ramsey hit 76% of his throws for 371 yards, and Justin Fields – despite being a bit banged up – hit 16-of-22 passes with two scores and several big plays.
Why Penn State Will Win
Rutgers just doesn’t have any offense.
It scored 21 points on the Buckeyes – but most of that was when the game was well out of reach and OSU was moved on to the Penn State game – but this O isn’t doing much of anything right.
It’s not moving the chains, coming up with third down throws, and worst of all, the offensive line gives up a ton of plays behind the line.
Rutgers, meet Yetur Gross-Matos, Micah Parsons, and a defensive front that’s destined to come up with at least ten tackles for loss.
Just assume that Rutgers will next well under 100 rushing yards – more like under 50 – and the passing game that’s failed to hit 90 yards in four of its last six games isn’t about to go off now.
What’s Going To Happen
Penn State still has to care and still has to try.
The Rose Bowl might be out of the equation, but sitting a 12 in the CFP rankings, there’s an outside shot a 10-2 Nittany Lion team can move up into the top ten and be in the mix for a New Year’s Six bowl game.
The Nittany Lions have won 12 in a row going back to 1988, and has won 27 of the last 28 in the series going back to the 26-3 Rutgers win … in 1918.
Penn State will call off the dogs in the fourth quarter after a totally dominant defensive performance.
Penn State vs. Rutgers Prediction, Line
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