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RUTGERS vs MICHIGAN Prediction & Preview


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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the Michigan Wolverines in Big Ten action on Saturday night. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 23-20 loss to Illinois in a game they were favored to win by 5.5 points. The Wolverines are coming off an embarrassing 49-11 loss to Wisconsin as seven-point underdogs.

Michigan is 5-1 in its last six games against Rutgers.


Wolverines Going For Sixth Consecutive Win Over Scarlet Knights

The Wolverines have struggled this season, losing three of their first four games. They will go into this game confident that they can put an end to their losing streak because they have won their last five games against the Scarlet Knights.


Michigan is averaging 26.3 points per game this season. The team is averaging 260.3 passing yards and 117 rushing yards per game.

Joe Milton has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 967 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also has 117 rushing yards and one touchdown. Hassan Haskins leads the team with 163 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Ronnie Bell leads the team with 325 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Michigan has struggled defensively, giving up 34.5 points per game. They gave up a season-high 49 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to beat the Scarlet Knights for the sixth time in a row.


Scarlet Knights Looking For First Home Win

The Scarlet Knights are off to a poor start this season and have lost their first two home games. They will try to put an end to their losing streak and pick up their first home win of the year when they play the Wolverines on Saturday.


Rutgers has played well offensively, averaging 27 points per game. The team is averaging 196 passing yards and 133.5 rushing yards per game.

Noah Vedral has completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 723 yards, five touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Isaih Pacheco leads the team with 286 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Bo Melton leads the team with 334 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Rutgers hasn’t fared as well defensively, giving up 34 points per game. They played better in their last game, giving up 23 points in the loss, and will need to play with the same intensity if they want to get the win.

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