Indiana football vs. Rutgers: What you should know about betting odds, weather, injuries

Somebody will break a losing streak when the Indiana Hoosiers visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Indiana (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) has lost four straight games, coming off a 38-33 loss to Maryland in which the Hoosiers were -3 in turnover margin and couldn't take advantage of the Terrapins' penchant for committing penalties.

Rutgers (3-3, 0-3) is coming off a bye week, but before that it lost to Iowa, Ohio State and Nebraska. Coach Greg Schiano isn't revealing who will play quarterback. Noah Vedral and Gavin Wimsatt have struggled with injuries, and Evan Simon has played the most.

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Here's what you should know about this matchup.

When does Indiana play Rutgers?

Noon ET Saturday Oct. 22, 2022, at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.

How can I watch IU vs. Rutgers?


How can I listen to IU football games?

IU Radio Network (93.1 and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis, 105.1 FM in Bloomington), with Don Fischer has play-by-play and Rhett Lewis with analysis. It will also be on SiriusXM Channels 381 and 971 and the TuneIn app.

Is Indiana favored vs. Rutgers?

Rutgers is a 3.5-point favorite, according to Action Network. The over/under is 47.5 points.

IU is 3-4 against the spread, covering each of the past two games. Four of IU's games have hit the over and three have gone under. IU is 0-4 overall as an underdog.

Rutgers is 3-2-1 against the spread, and it covered last week. Three of Rutgers' games have gone over, and three under. Rutgers is 2-0 overall as a favorite.

IU football weather

Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s are forecast Saturday for Piscataway, N.J.

IU, Rutgers injuries

LB Cam Jones (foot), TE A.J. Barner (foot) and WR Javon Swinton have each missed the past two games. Rutgers QBs Gavin Wimsatt and Noah Vedral are available. Schiano said he's hopeful CB Robert Longerbeam can play. TE Victor Konopka is out.

IU vs. Rutgers series

Rutgers routed IU 38-3 last season, snapping the Hoosiers' five-game winning streak in the series.

Indiana, Rutgers common opponents

Both teams lost to Nebraska. IU lost 35-21 on Oct. 1, and Rutgers lost 14-13 on Oct. 7.

IU has defensive issues, too

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IU gains 1.9 yards per carry and 57.2 yards per game, both among the nation's worst. ... The Hoosiers' pass 65% of the time, attempt 51.5 passes per game (2nd-most in the nation) and complete 54.7% of their passes (111th). ... Connor Bazelak has completed 54.6% of his passes for 1,889 yards, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. ... Cam Camper has 41 catches for 526 yards and 2 TDs. … Shaun Shivers has rushed for 402 yards and 4 TDs. ... IU is allowing 447.8 yards per game (107th) and 43.6% of third-down opportunities (101st). ... Aaron Casey has 9 tackles for loss. ... IU opponents commit 9.2 penalties a game for 88.5 yards (most in the nation).

Rutgers has offensive issues

Rutgers scores 14.2 points per game (125th). ... The Scarlet Knights convert on 25.7% of their third-down tries (127th). ... Evan Simon has completed 57.7% of his passes for 745 yards, 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. ... Samuel Brown V has 272 rushing yards for 2 TDs. ... Aaron Cruickshank has 25 catches for 243 yards and 2 TDs. ... Rutgers commits 8.6 penalties per game for 70.2 yards. ... Rutgers opponents have scored on all their red zone trips. ... Deion Jennings has 6 tackles for loss.

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