Rutgers Scarlet Knights (home) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (away)
Current records: Rutgers 1-9; Penn St. 7-3
What to Know
Rutgers is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 34.3 points per game before their next game. They will take on Penn St. at home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Penn St. will be strutting in after a victory while Rutgers will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Things haven’t been easy for Rutgers, and their contest last week only extended their streak of losses to nine. It was a match they are hoping to forget as they lost a 42-7 blowout to Michigan. Rutgers got a solid performance out of Isaiah Pacheco, who rushed for 142 yards and 1 touchdown on 16 carries; unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough for the win.
Meanwhile, after having lost a blowout in their matchup two weeks ago against Michigan, Penn St. were happy to find some success last Saturday. Penn St. came out on top against Wisconsin by a score of 22-10. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (16) and coasted on those for the win.
Rutgers’s loss took them down to 1-9 while Penn St.’s victory pulled them up to 7-3. In their win, Penn St. relied heavily on Miles Sanders, who rushed for 159 yards and 1 touchdown on 23 carries. Rutgers will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: HighPoint.com Stadium, New Jersey
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Penn St. has won all of the games they’ve played against Rutgers in the last 4 years.
- 2017 – Penn State Nittany Lions 35 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 6
- 2016 – Rutgers Scarlet Knights 0 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 39
- 2015 – Penn State Nittany Lions 28 vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3