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19th-Ranked Michigan Travels to 2nd-Ranked Penn State

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Penn State Had Off-Week Before Facing Michigan

The fans at Beaver Stadium will the 19th -ranked Michigan Wolverines and the 2nd-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions when they take their seats on Saturday. Game time is set for 7:30 pm EST. It will be broadcast live by ABC.

The Nittany Lions were idle last week. That is before they begin a season-defining three-week stretch.  After Saturday’s test, Penn State travels to No. 6 Ohio State and No. 18 Michigan State. It is make or break time in Happy Valley.

Oddsmakers have listed Penn State as 7.5-point favorites. The total is sitting at 43. Penn State opened as a 9.5-point favorite.

Penn State Looking for Payback After 2016 Annihilation

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 31-7 winner as they battled the Northwestern Wildcats on the road. Penn State covered in the match as a -14.5-point favorite, while 38 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Nittany Lions are focused on a Wolverines team that blasted them 49-10 last year in Ann Arbor. PSU won nine straight games after en route to the Big Ten championship. They are 15-1 since. Its only loss was a 52-49 Rose Bowl thriller against USC.

Lions running back Saquon Barkley is the FBS leader in all-purpose yards per game at 217. He has emerged as a leading Heisman Trophy candidate. Quarterback Trace McSorley has also played well.

Penn State is atop the FBS in scoring defense at 9.0 points per game.

Michigan Hopes Stellar Defense Can Hold PSU

Michigan was a 27-20 winner on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers. They earned a push of the -7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Michigan leads the FBS in total defense at 223.8 yards per game. The Wolverines are also in the top 10 in scoring defense, rush defense, pass defense and pass-efficiency defense.

Junior Karan Higdon ran 25 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns against Indiana.  Those are all career highs. His 25-yard scoring run in the extra period proved to be the winner.

Quarterback John O’Korn was only 10 of 20 for 58 yards through the air.

The Wolverines are eighth or worse in the Big Ten in every major offensive category except rushing. They have scored only six touchdowns on 18 trips to the red zone.

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Power Stats

Yards Per Point

Name Offense Defense Differential
MICH 13.85 15.26 -1.41
PENNST 11.5 31.69 -20.19
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICH 12.76 11.04 1.72
PENNST 12.39 9.41 2.98
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICH 4.35 2.64 1.71
PENNST 4.76 3.09 1.67
Team Records
Michigan Wolverines
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-1 2-1 3-0 2-3-1 0-3 2-0-1 27.17 14.67 12.50
vs Conf 2-1 0-1 2-0 1-1-1 0-1 1-0-1 21.67 14.67 7.00
Last 3 2-1 0-1 2-0 1-1-1 0-1 1-0-1 21.67 14.67 7.00

Penn State Nittany Lions

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-0 4-0 2-0 4-1-1 3-0-1 1-1 39.67 9.00 30.67
vs Conf 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 32.33 13.33 19.00
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 32.33 13.33 19.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 27.17 82 9.00 1
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 186.67 84 154.50 21
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 208.33 30 138.75 56
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 39.67 19 14.67 9
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 294.25 28 179.33 21
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 150.00 86 40.33 2

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Michigan 6-4 5-5 6-4 25.10 161.60 3.85 30.40 54.28 187.40 349.00 1.40
Penn State 4-6 5-5 6-4 24.80 113.70 3.30 32.10 54.83 206.20 319.90 1.40

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Sep 24, 2016 PENNST MICH 10-49 78 121 199 2 326 189 515 0
Nov 21, 2015 MICH PENNST 28-16 87 256 343 2 70 137 207 1
Oct 11, 2014 PENNST MICH 13-18 54 160 214 1 64 192 256 1
Oct 12, 2013 MICH PENNST 40-43 149 240 389 3 85 305 390 4
Oct 30, 2010 MICH PENNST 31-41 233 190 423 0 185 250 435 0
Oct 24, 2009 PENNST MICH 35-10 166 230 396 0 110 140 250 4
Oct 18, 2008 MICH PENNST 17-46 202 89 291 1 231 251 482 1
Sep 22, 2007 PENNST MICH 9-14 101 169 270 2 166 170 336 2
Oct 14, 2006 MICH PENNST 17-10 116 196 312 0 -14 200 186 1
Oct 15, 2005 PENNST MICH 25-27 181 239 420 2 163 212 375 1

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Michigan Wolverines

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 14, 2017 INDIAN 27-20 W -7/44 P/O 271 58 329 80 198 278 -2 A
Oct 7, 2017 MICHST 10-14 L -12.5/40 L/U 102 198 300 158 94 252 5 H
Sep 23, 2017 PURDUE 28-10 W -13.5/51 W/U 139 284 423 30 159 189 1 A
Sep 16, 2017 AIRFOR 29-13 W -23/52.5 L/U 190 169 359 168 64 232 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 CINCIN 36-14 W -31.5/51 L/U 193 221 414 68 132 200 0 H

Penn State Nittany Lions

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 7, 2017 NWESTN 31-7 W -14.5/51.5 W/U 95 286 381 67 198 265 -3 A
Sep 30, 2017 INDIAN 45-14 W -18.5/60.5 W/U 39 331 370 177 175 352 -3 H
Sep 23, 2017 IOWA 21-19 W -12.5/53 L/U 295 284 579 82 191 273 1 A
Sep 16, 2017 GA.ST 56-0 W -38/54.5 W/O 166 360 526 150 170 320 -5 H
Sep 9, 2017 PITT 33-14 W -19/63 P/U 148 164 312 155 187 342 -2 H

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Forecast for State College

Next up:
Michigan home to Rutgers Saturday, October 28
Penn State at Ohio State Saturday, October 28

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