Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: SHI Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-13)
Noah Vedral and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-0) host the Indiana Hoosiers (1-0) at SHI Stadium on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Indiana opens this game as 13-point favorites. The over/under opens at 55.5.
In the last game they played, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Penn State Nittany Lions and notched a win by a score of 36-35 in OT. Stevie Scott III led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he added 2 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 57 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 2.9 yards per carry. Miles Marshall was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 46 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 11.5 yards per reception for that contest. Michael Penix Jr. went 19/36 with 170 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception for the game.
The Hoosiers have attained 211 yards in total this season. As a team they hold an average of 41 yards in the run game ranking them 100th in D-1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Indiana has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of scoring, the Indiana Hoosiers have an average of 36 points per contest. The Hoosiers are ranked 89th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 35 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 250 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have conceded 250 rushing yards through 1 outing. When talking about yards through the air, the Hoosiers are giving up 238 yards which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They have relinquished 238 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 68.6%. In total, they have yielded 488 yards per outing ranking them 102nd in Division 1.
For his career, Penix has passed for 1,783 yards with 12 touchdowns and 5 picks. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 33 different times totaling 146 yards. He has a QB rating of 143.2 with a TD rate of 5.2% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. He is averaging 178.3 yds per game. Michael Penix has connected on 150 of his career 230 throws for a completion percentage of 65.2%.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Michigan State Spartans and left there with a win by a score of 38-27. Isaih Pacheco led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 26 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for 61 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 3.2 yards per run. Bo Melton was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 50 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 12.5 yards per reception in this game. Noah Vedral went 18/29 with 169 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Scarlet Knights currently rank 19th in the country by scoring 38 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Scarlet Knights have thrown for a total of 170 yards via the pass, which has them ranked 82nd in the nation. They hold an average of 106 rushing yards per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 276 yards/outing which has them ranked 90th in the nation. Rutgers has given up a total of 60 yards rushing. The Scarlet Knights are surrendering 27 points per game, ranking them 58th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 27 points in total. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air and 319 yards/game, which has them in 105th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hoosiers -13
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