Michigan Wolverines (1-3) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm (SHI Stadium)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +8 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host the Michigan Wolverines when they meet Saturday in week 12 Big Ten college football action at SHI Stadium in Piscataway.
The Michigan Wolverines need a feel good win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Michigan Wolverines have won four of their last six road games. Joe Milton is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 967 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Milton has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Ronnie Bell and Cornelius Johnson have combined for 459 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Roman Wilson has eight receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 117 yards per contest, and Hassan Haskins leads the way with 163 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 34.5 points and 425.8 yards per game. Brad Hawkins leads the Michigan Wolverines with 31 tackles, Kwity Paye has two sacks and Josh Ross has one interception.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights also need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost four straight home games. Noah Vedral is completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 719 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Vedral has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Bo Melton and Aron Cruickshank have combined for 461 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Shameen Jones has 12 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 133.5 yards per contest, and Isaih Pacheco leads the way with 286 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 34 points and 418.8 yards per game. Olakunle Fatukasi leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 50 tackles, Mohamed Toure has three sacks and Tre Avery has one interception.
The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 8-2 in Wolverines last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Scarlet Knights last 5 home games. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Michigan Wolverines aren't doing much right this season, as the offense can't finish drives and the defense seems to get worse each week. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven't been able to build on their upset win over Michigan State, but some of that had to do with their schedule. Rutgers is an improved team from past years and they're playing with more energy and heart on both sides of the ball. At this point, you have to question if Michigan players even want to be here, especially with the chants of Jim Harbaugh being fired getting louder and louder. It would surprise nobody if Rutgers won this game outright and Michigan looks for a new head coach.
Give me the points.