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    Beaver Stadium is the venue where the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) will match up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-4) on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

    The Nittany Lions are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -20.5) against the Scarlet Knights. The over/under for this matchup is 41.5 points.

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. Rutgers

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Beaver Stadium
    Penn State vs Rutgers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -20.5 -110 -110 41.5 -110 -110 -1527 +848

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Penn State has posted a 6-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Penn State is 3-1 against the spread when favored by 20.5 points or more this season.
    • Penn State has hit the over in five of its nine games with a set total (55.6%).

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Penn State owns the 74th-ranked offense this year (378.4 yards per game), and has been even more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with only 239.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this year, as they rank 15th-best in scoring offense (37.7 points per game) and fourth-best in scoring defense (13.1 points allowed per game).
    • Penn State ranks 90th in passing yards this year (206.1 per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 164.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has the 46th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (172.3 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking third-best with only 75.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State ranks 54th in third-down conversion rate this season (40.7%), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 18th-best in the FBS with a 30.9% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Penn State owns the best turnover margin in college football at +15, forcing 20 turnovers (fifth in the FBS) while turning it over five times (second in the FBS).

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Drew Allar has 1,965 yards passing for Penn State, completing 61.6% of his passes and tossing 21 touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 149 rushing yards (14.9 ypg) on 63 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Kaytron Allen has racked up 645 yards on 131 carries while finding paydirt four times.
    • Nicholas Singleton has been handed the ball 134 times this year and racked up 523 yards (52.3 per game) with seven touchdowns. He’s also contributed in the pass game with 20 grabs for 154 yards and one touchdown.
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith’s 651 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 82 times and has collected 52 receptions and four touchdowns.
    • Theo Johnson has put together a 243-yard season so far with five touchdowns, reeling in 24 passes on 38 targets.
    • Tyler Warren has compiled 25 receptions for 241 yards, an average of 24.1 yards per game. He’s scored six times as a receiver this season.
    • Adisa Isaac has 6.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 12 TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Penn State’s tackle leader, Curtis Jacobs, has 41 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Daequan Hardy has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 12 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.

    Rutgers Betting Insights

    • Rutgers is 5-2-2 against the spread this season.
    • Rutgers is winless against the spread (0-0-1) when playing as at least 20.5-point underdogs.
    • Rutgers has gone over in four of their nine games with a set total (44.4%).

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Rutgers ranks 16th-worst in total yards per game on offense (310.6), but at least it has been playing well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in total yards allowed per contest (295.1).
    • Rutgers has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, giving up only 18.3 points per contest (20th-best). Offensively, it ranks 87th by accumulating 24.1 points per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Rutgers is a bottom-25 pass offense, putting up just 140.9 passing yards per game (sixth-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 166.2 passing yards per contest (ninth-best).
    • From an offensive standpoint, Rutgers is generating 169.7 rushing yards per game (48th-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS on defense (128.9 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Rutgers ranks 93rd in the FBS (36% third-down conversion percentage) and 71st on defense (39.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • Rutgers sports a +5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 28th in the FBS.

    Rutgers’ Best Players

    • Gavin Wimsatt has been a dual threat for Rutgers this season. He has 1,356 passing yards (135.6 per game) while completing 48.2% of his passes. He’s thrown eight touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 409 yards (40.9 ypg) on 89 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • Kyle Monangai has carried the ball 181 times for 942 yards, with seven touchdowns.
    • Christian Dremel leads his team with 390 receiving yards on 30 catches with three touchdowns.
    • JaQuae Jackson has 20 receptions (on 45 targets) for a total of 331 yards (33.1 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Isaiah Washington’s 35 targets have resulted in 16 catches for 185 yards and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Lewis leads the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Deion Jennings is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 74 tackles and one TFL.
    • Max Melton leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 28 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.
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