The Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Week 8 of the college football schedule on Saturday, kick off time at 12:00 PM ET, at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-5) suffered from a 24-7 loss to the Illinois Fighting Illini in Week 7. Giovanni Rescigno threw for 120 yards and a touchdown in 10-for-18 passes. On the ground, Robert Martin rushed for 97 yards in 16 attempts while Justin Goodwin had 51 yards in 13 attempts. Andre Patton led in receiving with 90 yards in five receptions while John Tsimis had 39 yards in five receptions. Nick Arcidiacono had three yards and a touchdown.
On the offense, Rutgers football averages 126.9 yards in passing and 171.6 yards in rushing. On the defense, Rutgers football allows 170.4 yards in passing and 263.7 yards in rushing against their opponents.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-2) are coming from a 31-10 win over the Maryland Terrapins in Week 7. Conor Rhoda threw for 82 yards and a touchdown in 7-for-15 passes. On the ground, Rodney Smith rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns in 18 carries while Shannon Brooks had 86 yards in 22 carries. Rashad Still led in receiving with 26 yards in a reception while Drew Wolitarsky had 21 yards in three catches. Brooks had 17 yards and a touchdown.
On the offense, Minnesota football averages 182.3 yards in passing and 207.3 yards in rushing. On the defense, Minnesota football allows 220.7 yards in passing and 133.5 yards in rushing against their opponents.
Rutgers vs Minnesota football game schedule:
Date: October 22, 2016
Kick Off Time : 12:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPNU
Live Stream: WatchESPN