College Football Week 9 Pick & Odds: Penn State at Northwestern Print
Saturday, 31 October 2009 08:54
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PSU On The Road

Losing may have been all No. 12 Penn State needed this season, as the Nittany Lions look to continue its dominance as of late on Saturday when they face Northwestern at 4:30PM ET from Ryan Field Stadium.

Bet Penn State at Northwestern
Penn State is 7-1 on the year and 4-4 against the spread. All four covers have come since the Nittany Lions 21-10 loss to Iowa on Sept. 26. Since the loss, Penn State has won all four of its games by at least 18 points. Penn State is 9-3 all-time against Northwestern. Penn State has quickly moved up the offensive stat chart, as it is averaging 30.3 points and 428.1 yards per-game. Daryll Clark has thrown for 1,884 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for four scores as well. Evan Royster has rushed for 741 yards and four touchdowns on the season while Derek Moye has 33 receptions for 525 yards and four touchdowns. Penn State leads the Big Ten in all major defensive stats, holding teams to 8.9 points and 240.3 yards per-game.

Northwestern is 5-3 on the year and 2-5 against the spread. Northwestern has won three of its last four and is 3-1 at home this year. Northwestern is scoring 27.3 points per-game and has one of the top passing attacks in the Big Ten, throwing for 2,163 yards in eight games. Mike Kafka has thrown for 2,067 yards and nine touchdowns with seven interceptions. Kafka also leads Northwestern in rushing with 206 yards and five touchdowns. Zeke Markshausen and Andrew Brewer each have over 500 yards receiving this year for the Wildcats. On defense, the Wildcats are giving up 23.6 points and 338.1 yards per-game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Penn State 15-point road favorites over Northwestern on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 47.
College Football Week 9 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

NORTHWESTERN is 6-6 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

PENN ST is 9-3 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1992

5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

All games played at NORTHWESTERN since 1992

NORTHWESTERN is 4-2 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

PENN ST is 4-2 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1992

2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 9 College Football Injury Report
PENN ST

[LB] 08/17/2009 - Michael Mauti out for season ( Knee ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Sean Lee "?" ( Knee ) 

[DT] 10/01/2009 - Brandon Ware out indefinitely ( Foot ) 

NORTHWESTERN

[RB] 09/04/2009 - Alex Daniel out for season ( Ankle ) 

[RB] 10/03/2009 - Stephen Simmons "?" ( Leg ) 

[OT] 10/03/2009 - Mike Boyle "?" ( Back ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Bryce McNaul "?" ( Knee ) 
Penn State at Northwestern Current Odds
Penn State Nittany Lions -15 Over 47 (-750)
Northwestern Wildcats +15 Under 47 (+510)
Bet Penn State at Northwestern
Posted: 10/31/09 1:54PM ET

 

 

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