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Indiana vs. Rutgers Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Indiana vs. Rutgers preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big Ten matchup.

Saturday, Nov. 5, the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The game, to be played at High Point Solutions Stadium, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on Big Ten Networks. Read on for our Indiana vs. Rutgers preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Indiana wins the matchup between the two teams 66.9% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, has the Hoosiers favored as well.

Spread: Indiana -13

Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Channel: Big Ten Network

Indiana vs. Rutgers preview:

The Hoosiers (4-4) enter the contest fresh off of a win over Maryland, 42-36, last Saturday. Rutgers (2-6) is the loser of five straight games with the most recent loss coming two weeks ago at Minnesota by a score of 34-32. Rutgers was on a bye this past week.

Rutgers played a strong game against Minnesota, but couldn't take care of the football as the Scarlet Knights had three turnovers on the day. Quarterback Giovanni Rescigno went 22-for-38 through the air for 220 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Rutgers was out-gained by Minnesota 399 yards to 372 yards.

Indiana's Richard Lagow threw for 203 yards in his team's win over Maryland, but it was the Hoosiers' run game that earned them the win. Devine Redding, Tyler Natee and Zander Diamont each rushed for over 100 yards on the day as Indiana rushed for 414 yards in total.

Indiana fell to Rutgers last year 55-52 in Bloomington.

Indiana vs. Rutgers Prediction:

Indiana showed it can run the football last weekend against Maryland and that is bad news for Rutgers as its run defense ranks 123rd in the nation. The Scarlet Knights have allowed 261.1 rushing yards per game this season.

Indiana will pound the rock just as they did a week ago and leave Rutgers with a win.

Indiana 35, Rutgers 13