Rutgers vs Delaware prediction and game preview.
Rutgers vs Delaware Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 18
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
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Rutgers (2-0) vs Delaware (2-0) Game Preview
Why Delaware Will Win
The offense hasn’t been anything great, and the defense hasn’t been a brick wall, but against Rutgers just one thing matters – do you make mistakes?
The Blue Hens have been air-tight so far.
Rutgers has been a takeaway machine – screwing up Temple and Syracuse with eight forced turnovers – and capitalizing on the mistakes. Delaware isn’t going to make it so easy.
Against Maine and St. Francis, the Blue Hen offense has yet to turn the ball over and has been flagged just five times for 33 yards. However …
Why Rutgers Will Win
Delaware just doesn’t have the offense.
It doesn’t take a lot of chances, but it also doesn’t have enough of a running game to matter. Rutgers can get up early and break the Blue Hens out of their shell. Force them to try pressing a bit to get the O going, and that’s when the takeaways come.
That happens with pressure. Rutgers has been amazing at getting into the backfield, the hits and big plays are coming from all sides, and offenses keep making lots and lots of mistakes.
QB Noah Vedral isn’t taking any big shots, but he’s been ultra-careful with the ball, he’s been accurate enough on his midrange throws, and the defense does the rest.
What’s Going To Happen
Delaware just doesn’t have enough offense to push through the Rutgers defensive front.
The Scarlet Knights will keep generating pressure, but it’ll still be more of a grind overall than they might like.
Don’t expect any sort of a shootout, but the Rutgers running game will start to work late, Vedral will take the attack on a good scoring drive after halftime, and everyone will start to breathe easier.
Rutgers vs Delaware Prediction, Line
Rutgers 34, Delaware 16
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING
Must See Rating: 1.5
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