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Star player Kyle Monangai and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-0) meet the Michigan Wolverines (3-0) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines are very big favorites (currently -25.5) in their game versus the Scarlet Knights, with the over/under being 45 points. (On the moneyline, the Wolverines are -5000 and the Scarlet Knights are +1600.)
Game Info for Michigan vs. Rutgers
- Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Stadium: Michigan Stadium
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Michigan Pick Insights
- Michigan is winless against the spread so far this season (0-3-0).
- Michigan has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 25.5 points or more this season (0-3).
- Michigan has not hit the over on a point total in three games with a set over/under.
Michigan Stats & Insights
- Michigan owns the 61st-ranked offense this season (402 yards per game), and has been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with just 223 yards allowed per game.
- Michigan ranks 56th in points scored this season (32 points per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 5.3 points allowed per game.
- Michigan ranks 61st in passing yards this season (245.3 per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with 141.3 passing yards allowed per game.
- Michigan sports the 70th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (156.7 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 18th-best with just 81.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Michigan sports the 32nd-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (32.5% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best with a 51.9% third-down conversion rate.
- With four forced turnovers (63rd in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (78th in the FBS), Michigan (-1) owns the 75th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
Michigan’s Best Players
- J.J. McCarthy has racked up 701 yards (233.7 ypg) on 56-of-68 passing with seven touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 35 rushing yards (11.7 ypg) on seven carries.
- Blake Corum has carried the ball 37 times for a team-high 254 yards on the ground and has found the end zone six times.
- This season, Donovan Edwards has carried the ball 27 times for 96 yards (32 per game), while also racking up 59 yards through the air.
- Cornelius Johnson’s leads his squad with 224 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 13 catches (out of 16 targets) and scored one touchdown.
- Roman Wilson has reeled in 12 passes while averaging 69.7 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
- Colston Loveland has been the target of 10 passes and compiled nine receptions for 93 yards, an average of 31 yards per contest.
- Jaylen Harrell has collected 2.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up one TFL and nine tackles.
- Michigan’s tackle leader, Junior Colson, has 16 tackles and two TFL this year.
- Kris Jenkins has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has eight tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended to his name.
Rutgers Betting Insights
- Rutgers has put together a perfect 3-0-0 record against the spread this season.
- Rutgers has gone over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).
Rutgers Pick Insights
- Rutgers ranks 96th in the FBS with 346.3 total yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 19th-best by allowing just 272.7 total yards per contest.
- Rutgers has been thriving on defense, giving up only 10 points per game (seventh-best). On offense, it ranks 57th by posting 31.7 points per game.
- Rutgers ranks eighth-worst in passing yards per game (135.7), but it has been better defensively, ranking 55th in the FBS with 203 passing yards ceded per contest.
- Rutgers has been top-25 in rushing on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks 20th-best in rushing yards per game (210.7) and 12th-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (69.7).
- With a 47.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Rutgers ranks 34th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 34th, surrendering a 32.6% third-down rate.
- Rutgers sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 14th-best at +4.
Rutgers’ Best Players
- Gavin Wimsatt has thrown for 407 yards on 34-of-66 passing with three touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 144 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
- Monangai has carried the ball 58 times for 357 yards, with five touchdowns.
- JaQuae Jackson’s 99 receiving yards (33 yards per game) are best on his team. He has five catches on 11 targets.
- Christian Dremel has caught seven passes and compiled 72 receiving yards (24 per game) with one touchdown.
- Isaiah Washington has racked up 65 reciving yards (21.7 ypg) this season.
- Tyreem Powell leads the team with two sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has racked up one TFL and 28 tackles.
- Shaquan Loyal leads the team with one interception, while also recording 14 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.