PISCATAWAY – Rutgers football is just one win away from achieving something it hasn’t done in nine years: becoming bowl eligible with a sixth win. This would be a significant milestone in the Scarlet Knights’ rebuild and a testament to the strong campaign led by head coach Greg Schiano. Rutgers will have the opportunity to secure their sixth win when they face the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana.
Rutgers is coming off an impressive emotional come-from-behind 27-24 victory against Michigan State, while Indiana suffered a 52-7 loss to Michigan. Although the Hoosiers have a 2-4 record and are winless in Big Ten competition, Coach Schiano emphasized on Monday that Indiana is a better team than their record suggests.
However, Rutgers cannot afford to underestimate their opponent. They must play better than they did against Michigan State, where they found themselves trailing 24-6 before mounting a fourth-quarter comeback. The Scarlet Knights made several mistakes and committed penalties that nearly cost them the game. To avoid a repeat of those errors, Rutgers needs to prioritize ball security and avoid turnovers.
“They’re a talented defense,” commented quarterback Gavin Wimsatt. “They know how to take the ball away. You can tell, on film, they’re coached to take the ball away. They’re big, physical. They’re a Big Ten team. We have to be prepared. Road games in the Big Ten are always tough.”
What channel is the Rutgers vs Indiana game on?
The Rutgers vs Indiana game will be broadcasted on the Big Ten Network. You can find the detailed channel information by using the Big Ten Network Game Finder. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Connor Onion will handle play-by-play duties alongside analyst Matt Millen, while Elise Menaker will provide sideline coverage.
How can I watch the Rutgers-Indiana game without cable? Is the Rutgers-Indiana game streaming?
If you don’t have cable, you can stream the Rutgers-Indiana game on platforms that offer the Big Ten Network, such as YouTubeTV, Hulu Live, and Fubo TV. Fubo TV offers a free trial that includes access to the Big Ten Network.
You can listen to the game on the RWJBarnabas Health Rutgers Sports Network, which includes WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM, FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM/1450 AM, SiriusXM 389, SXM app, Audacy app, and the Scarlet Knights app. The play-by-play will be handled by Chris Carlin with Julian Pinnix-Odrick analyzing the game, and Anthony Fucilli reporting from the sideline.
According to AccuWeather, the forecast for the game in Bloomington, Indiana predicts intervals of clouds and sun with a high temperature of 63 degrees. The wind is expected to blow from the west-northwest at 7 mph, and there is a 12 percent chance of precipitation.
According to BetMGM, Rutgers is a five-point favorite over Indiana.
Rutgers’ recent games include wins against Northwestern (24-7), Temple (36-7), and Virginia Tech (35-16), as well as losses to Michigan (31-7) and Wisconsin (24-13). Indiana, on the other hand, has experienced losses against Ohio State (23-3), Louisville (21-14), Maryland (44-17), and Michigan (52-7), while securing wins against Indiana State (41-7) and Akron (29-27 in 4OT).
The all-time series between Rutgers and Indiana leans in favor of Indiana, with a 5-4 record. However, Rutgers emerged victorious in last season’s meeting (24-17 in Piscataway) and also dominated their encounter in Bloomington in 2021 (38-3).
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Rutgers football vs. Indiana: Time, TV, point spread, what to know
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