Michigan Wolverines (8-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (7-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 21, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +5.5 -- Over/Under:
The Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions play Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium.
The Michigan Wolverines look for their fourth straight win since their loss to MSU. Jake Rudock is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,220 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rudock has eight touchdown passes in his last two games. Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for 1,067 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jehu Chesson has 33 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 168.8 yards per contest, and De'Veon Smith leads the way with 582 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 14.8 points and 268.7 yards per game. Joe Bolden leads the Wolverines with 64 tackles, Jeremy Clark has three interceptions and Willie Henry has six sacks. Drake Harris and Ryan Glasgow are questionable.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to remain unbeaten at home while getting their eighth win overall. Christian Hackenberg is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,992 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Hackenberg has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Chris Godwin and DaeSean Hamilton have combined for 1,234 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Saeed Blacknall has five receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 143.2 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 836 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 17.7 points and 311.2 yards per game. Jason Cabinda leads the Nittany Lions with 71 tackles, Carl Nassib has 15.5 sacks and Grant Haley has two interceptions. Andrew Nelson, Adam Breneman and Christian Campbell are questionable.
The Wolverines are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November. The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Michigan has been shaky on the road, as it lost to Utah and beat Indiana and Minnesota by a combined 10 points. Penn State has yet to lose at home and is actually playing far better football than we've seen in the past. I just have that weird feeling that the Nittany Lions are going to win this outright.
I like the points.