Rutgers at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Beaver Stadium to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 28 point favorites. The Scarlet Knights are 7-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Nittany Lions are 6-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-2-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-2-1 against the spread
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
11/04/17 WR Janarion Grant Ankle is "?"
11/04/17 QB Johnathan Lewis Ankle is "?"
11/04/17 WR Rashad Blunt Undisclosed is "?"
10/10/17 OL Jonah Jackson Undisclosed expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/10/17 DB Saquan Hampton Shoulder out indefinitely
09/25/17 DB Blessuan Austin Knee out for season
09/14/17 DL Eric Wiafe Personal has left team
08/23/17 WR Ahmir Mitchell Dismissed is out for season
08/16/17 LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams ACL out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/04/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 G Ryan Bates Ankle is "?"
11/04/17 DE Ryan Buchholz Undisclosed is "?"
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 105th in the country in points scored with 203. They have run 564 plays this year for 2,650 yards, which ranks them 121st in Division 1 in total offense. The Scarlet Knights average 4.7 yards per play, which is 123rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this season, ranking them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rutgers has run for 1,507 yards as a unit, which ranks 61st in college football. They've run 352 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 56 times for 467 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. Giovanni Rescigno has passed for 407 yards this year. He's completed 32 throws while attempting 63 passes for a completion percentage of 50.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 112.4. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt.
Rutgers is 53rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 224. They have given up a total of 3,545 yards on D, which is 64th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights are 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 151 throws on 280 attempts against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense this season, ranking them 44th and 64th in the nation. The Rutgers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,918 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 339 attempts for 1,627 yards this season, putting them in 83rd place in the country against the run. The Scarlet Knights have had 68 penalties for 572 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Rutgers is 52nd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 118 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 27 kicks for 445 yards on special teams, which puts them 86th in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 17 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,212. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,583 yards on 58 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions have run for 1,370 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in college football. They've run 299 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 41 times for 401 yards so far this season, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 18th in the nation in points scored with 342. They have run 616 plays this season for 3,992 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. Penn State averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 192 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 190 passes on 296 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.6. He has thrown for 2,452 yards this season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 333 attempts for 1,082 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 55 penalties for 508 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in college football. They are 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 133. They have surrendered a total of 2,983 yards on D, which is 31st in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 189 passes on 322 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 107th and 111th in Division 1. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 1,901 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 8, which is 91st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,661 yards on 38 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 28th in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 25th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 272 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, ranking 67th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 26 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,757.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +28
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