Michigan at Penn State 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 10/13/2019 at 7:00 PM ET

Michigan at Penn State 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

The No. 16 ranked Michigan Wolverines visit Beaver Stadium at University Park, Pennsylvania to play the No. 10 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten showdown. The Wolverines improved to 5-1 with a 42-25 victory over Illinois. Hassan Haskins rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown, while Zach Charbonnet ran for 116 yards as Michigan used its ground game to wear down the Fighting Illini. 

Penn State improved to 6-0 on the season following its 17-12 victory over the No. 17 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Noah Cain rushed for a touchdown with just over five minutes remaining and the Nittany Lions made that hold up for the hard fought win in a defensive struggle. An interception by Penn State at midfield with just over nine minutes remaining in the game set up the touchdown run by Cain. 

Michigan starting quarterback Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,246 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. The leading rusher for the Wolverines is Zach Charbonnet with 376 yards and five touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Ronnie Bell with 361 yards receiving. Khaleke Hudson leads Michigan in tackles with 58. 

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford has thrown for 1,560 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Noah Cain leads in rushing with 310 yards and six touchdowns. KJ Hamler leads Penn State in receiving with 455 yards and five touchdowns. Micah Parsons is the leading tackler for Penn State with 31.

Michigan has a better defense than Penn State, while both offenses are similar in talent. The Wolverines have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head with the Nittany Lions. Penn State has failed to cover 6 of its last 7 following a win ATS and in 7 of its last 9 after scoring fewer than 20 points the previous game. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win and cover ATS 23-21.

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