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Brazen Predictions and Early Morn’ Open Thread Week 12: Rutgers

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The one where Penn State asserts its dominance

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Penn State Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Hey y’all! I just wrote an absurd amount of words on Penn State’s wrestling tournament tomorrow (which you can read all about at later!), so we’re gonna dive right into predictions.

Clay: Penn State scores 69 points on a hapless Rutgers defense and I make every possible childish joke I can think of.

Eli: Barkley won't go for 300-plus yards, as everyone expects,

Jared: Saquon Barkley finishes with three touchdowns, including a 60-yard scamper, while Miles Sanders hits the century mark for the first time as a Nittany Lion. For the third time in four weeks, Chris Godwin finds the end zone twice. Penn State’s defensive line puts on a show, with Garrett Sickels leading the charge with 2.5 sacks, while Kevin Givens and Evan Schwan also chip in with 1.5 apiece. Curtis Cothran also contributes 3 tackles for loss and a pass deflection.

DLando: Barkley does not rush for 200 yards, and Penn State does not score 50 points.

Chris T: Brandon Smith will finish with 10 tackles. Tommy Stevens will have a touchdown run and pass. The game will be decided late in the second quarter.

Chris L: The starters are pulled in the third quarter. Tommy Stevens and Miles Sanders score another 21 points. Everyone calls for them to be the starters. JoeMo laughs all the way from Piscataway to State College.

Aaron: Tommy Stevens doesn't play in this game.

Tim: The Penn State defense garners not one, but TWO pick-sixes.

So Tim, you’re saying the defense will score two *Looks into camera and waves*...tuddies.

That’s the best we got for this week. As always, comment with your predictions on the open thread below! We’ve attached the game schedule because there’s A LOT of football before PSU plays at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(5) Louisville at Houston 8:00 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
Arkansas State at Troy 9:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Memphis at Cincinnati 8:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UNLV at (20) Boise State 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(2) Ohio State at Michigan State 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(7) Wisconsin at Purdue 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(11) Oklahoma State at TCU 12:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Maryland at (18) Nebraska 12:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
UTSA at (25) Texas A&M 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Iowa at Illinois 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Kansas State at Baylor 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UL Lafayette at Georgia 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Morgan State at Army 12:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UTEP at Rice 12:00 p.m. ESPN3
Miami (FL) at NC State 12:30 p.m. ACCN (split) / WatchESPN
Virginia at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. ACCN (split) / WatchESPN
(23) Florida at (16) LSU 1:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
UConn at Boston College 1:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Oregon at (12) Utah 2:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Georgia Southern at Georgia State 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
UMass at BYU 2:00 p.m. BYUtv / ESPN3
ULM at Appalachian State 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
Duke at Pittsburgh 3:00 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
(22) Washington State at (10) Colorado 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Indiana at (3) Michigan 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(17) Florida State at Syracuse 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Missouri at (19) Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Buffalo at (21) Western Michigan 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Minnesota 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
San Diego State at Wyoming 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Texas at Kansas 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM)
Texas Tech at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
The Citadel at North Carolina 3:30 p.m. WatchESPN
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC / NBC Sports Live Extra
Temple at Tulane 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Navy at East Carolina 4:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Texas State at New Mexico State 4:00 p.m. ESPN3 / AggieVision
Utah State at Nevada 4:00 p.m. ESPN3
Western Carolina at South Carolina 4:00 p.m. SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Austin Peay at Kentucky 4:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(24) Stanford at California 5:30 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Southern Miss at North Texas 5:30 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect
Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic 6:00 p.m. CampusInsiders
Chattanooga at (1) Alabama 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Arkansas at Mississippi State 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(4) Clemson at Wake Forest 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at Fresno State 7:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV / MWN
Marshall at FIU 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN
Presbyterian at South Alabama 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
USF at SMU 7:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arizona State at (6) Washington 7:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Alabama A&M at (15) Auburn 7:30 p.m. SEC Alt. / WatchESPN
(9) Oklahoma at (14) West Virginia 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(8) Penn State at Rutgers 8:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 8:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Tulsa at UCF 8:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
New Mexico at Colorado State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(13) USC at UCLA 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Air Force at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Arizona at Oregon State 10:30 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com