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    Ryan Field is the venue where the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0) will match up against the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

    The Nittany Lions are expected to come out on top by at least two TDs (currently -26) against the Wildcats. The over/under for this game is 46 points.

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Penn State vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -26 -109 -111 46 -110 -110 -4545 +1538

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • Penn State has gone 3-0-0 ATS this season.
    • One of Penn State’s three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Penn State ranks 33rd in total offense this year (449.8 yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 449.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been a tough opponent for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (15th-best with 40.5 points per game) and scoring defense (fourth-best with 8.8 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Penn State ranks 66th in passing yards this year (239.8 per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking second-best in the FBS with 142 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been shining on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking 19th-best in rushing offense (210 rushing yards per game) and 10th-best in rushing defense (77.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Penn State owns the 48th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (44.3% percentage), and has been more effective defensively, ranking seventh-best with a 26% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Penn State owns the best turnover margin in college football at +11, forcing 11 turnovers (second in the FBS) while turning it over zero times (first in the FBS).

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Drew Allar has compiled 903 yards (225.8 ypg) on 84-of-125 passing with eight touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 74 rushing yards (18.5 ypg) on 23 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Kaytron Allen has 280 rushing yards on 63 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Nicholas Singleton has been handed the ball 53 times this year and racked up 203 yards (50.8 per game) with five touchdowns. He’s also contributed in the pass game with seven grabs for 72 yards
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith’s 286 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 28 times and has collected 21 receptions and three touchdowns.
    • Harrison Wallace III has put up a 98-yard season so far, reeling in 10 passes on 11 targets.
    • Tyler Warren has a total of 90 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 12 passes and scoring four touchdowns.
    • Coziah Izzard has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and three tackles.
    • Curtis Jacobs is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 14 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
    • Daequan Hardy has a team-leading one interception to go along with one pass defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern has covered the spread twice in four opportunities this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Northwestern’s four games with a set total.

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Northwestern is putting up 337.8 total yards per contest (100th-ranked). It ranks 77th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (372 total yards allowed per game).
    • With 24 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Northwestern ranks 89th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 77th, allowing 25.8 points per game.
    • In terms of passing, Northwestern ranks 66th in the FBS (239.8 passing yards per game) and 33rd on the other side of the ball (187.5 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Northwestern has been outplayed on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking 13th-worst in rushing yards (98 per game) and 21st-worst in rushing yards allowed (184.5 per game).
    • With a 47.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, Northwestern ranks 28th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 46th, surrendering a 35.8% third-down rate.
    • Northwestern owns a 0 turnover margin this season, which ranks 67th in the FBS.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant leads Northwestern with 804 yards on 81-of-136 passing with six touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter has rushed for 203 yards on 49 carries so far this year while scoring one time on the ground.
    • A.J. Henning has rushed for 76 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown, while also catching 16 passes for 111 yards and two scores.
    • Bryce Kirtz’s 274 receiving yards (68.5 yards per game) lead the team. He has 17 catches on 26 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Cam Johnson has recorded 176 receiving yards (44 yards per game) on 16 receptions.
    • Joseph Himon II’s eight targets have resulted in six receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown.
    • Anto Saka has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and five tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher, Northwestern’s top tackler, has 36 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Joe DeHaan has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.

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