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Michigan at Rutgers Game Preview: Streaming/broadcast info and fan predictions

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s contest in Piscataway.

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4 Michigan (5-0, 2-0 B1G) heads on the road this weekend to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2 B1G) in a game that should be ugly.

There is no sugarcoating this one. The Scarlet Knights were drubbed 58-0 at the hands of Ohio State last week and this week’s contest should provide a similar result. This is the first time the Wolverines have played on the road this season, so it would not be a huge shock to see them start out flat, but this is a game where there really is no excuse to not cover the 30-point spread.

It will be interesting to see how Wilton Speight adjusts to playing on the road for the first time this season. Michigan should secure an easy win here, so staying healthy heading into the bye week is paramount as well.


Michigan 38, Rutgers 3

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Game Info

Teams: No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 B1G) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2 B1G)

Date: Oct 8th, 2016

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey (52,454)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET

Television: ESPN2/WatchESPN App

Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)

Spread: Michigan -30, O/U 53

Fun Facts

Per U-M’s game notes:

  • This is Michigan’s first road trip of 2016.
  • Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer and Paul Carcaterra will call the game on the television broadcast.
  • Michigan has nine players from the Garden State: junior FB Joe Beneducci (Far Hills), junior OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty (Paramus), freshman DT Michael Dwumfour (Wayne), senior OL Greg Froelich (Maplewood), freshman DE Rashan Gary (Plainfield), freshman DE Ron Johnson (Camden), junior LB Jabrill Peppers (East Orange), sophomore LB Cheyenn Robertson (Union City), and freshman RB Kareem Walker (Wayne)
  • Passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch is also a New Jersey native.
  • This series is tied at 1-1 with Rutgers winning the first matchup the last time these two teams played at this stadium.

Week Six College Football TV/Streaming Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Temple at Memphis 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech 8:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(3) Clemson at Boston College 7:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
SMU at Tulsa 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UMass at Old Dominion 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
(19) Boise State at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Tulane at UCF PPD Rescheduled for Nov. 5
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Cincinnati at UConn 11:30 a.m. CBSSN /
LSU at (18) Florida Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
(20) Oklahoma vs. Texas (from Dallas, TX) Noon FS1 / FS Go
Auburn at Mississippi State Noon SECN / WatchESPN
East Carolina at USF Noon ESPNews / WatchESPN
Iowa at Minnesota Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Maryland at Penn State Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Notre Dame at NC State Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at UTSA Noon ASN/MASN
TCU at Kansas Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Ohio 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
(6) Houston at Navy 3:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Miami (OH) at Akron 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
Toledo at Eastern Michigan 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
(9) Tennessee at (8) Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. CBS /
(25) Virginia Tech at (17) North Carolina 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Indiana at (2) Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Air Force at Wyoming 3:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / MWN
Army at Duke 3:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Central Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
BYU at Michigan State 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic 3:30 p.m. CUSA.TV
Iowa State at Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Kent State at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Purdue at Illinois 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Texas State at Georgia State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
(21) Colorado at USC 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Vanderbilt at Kentucky 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Jose State 4:30 p.m. Oceanic PPV
NIU at Western Michigan 6:30 p.m. CBSSN /
(1) Alabama at (16) Arkansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(4) Michigan at Rutgers 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Fresno State at Nevada 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Idaho at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Marshall at North Texas 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Syracuse at Wake Forest 7:00 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(5) Washington at Oregon 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Georgia at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(23) Florida State at (10) Miami (FL) 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
FIU at UTEP 8:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
California at Oregon State 9:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Arizona at (24) Utah 10:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Utah State at Colorado State 10:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Washington State at (15) Stanford 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UCLA at Arizona State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UNLV at San Diego State 10:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN