Penn State at Rutgers Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/11/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway
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Chances are the Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0) will try to use their top 5 passing attack to beat the shaky defense of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-0) on Saturday night.
Penn State held Akron to just rushing 69 yards on Saturday and beat them 21-3 to move to 2-0 on the season. The Nittany Lions put up 425 yards in the game, but they also turned the ball over three times. They are now averaging 386.5 passing yards per game, which is fifth-best in the country.
Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 773 yards and four touchdowns this season, but he has also already thrown four interceptions. His top receiver has been Geno Lewis, who has 14 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown.
Rutgers used a 21-point second quarter to catapult them to a 38-25 win over Howard last Saturday. The Scarlet Knights won despite being outgained 427-397 in that game, but they did hold Howard to just 168 passing yards. Rutgers has a 2-0 record, but they have given up 31.5 points per game.
Scarlet Knights quarterback Gary Nova has been excellent so far this season, completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 563 yards, six touchdowns and just one interception. Junior running back Paul James has 216 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 42 carries.
Matchup Betting Trends
PENN ST is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
Injuries to Watch
Penn State Nittany Lions
09/07/14 DB Anthony Smith Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Rutgers
08/11/14 RE Adam Breneman Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/02/14 LB Ben Kline Achilles out indefinitely
08/02/14 C Miles Dieffenbach Knee out indefinitely
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
09/08/14 DB Andre Boggs Lower Body probable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/08/14 WR Ruhann Peele Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Penn State
09/08/14 WR Andre Patton Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 RB Savon Huggins Shoulder questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 OL Bryan Leoni Lower Body questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 OL Jacquis Webb Lower Body questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 CB Justin Goodwin Upper Body questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 LB Myles Nash Suspension questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/07/14 TE Nick Arcidiacono Upper Body questionable Saturday vs. Penn State
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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