The Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-0) will head to New Jersey a whopping 28.5 favorite when they play the Scarlet Knights (1-5) this Saturday.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have BTN, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Big Ten Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. And in case the game gets moved to one of the Big Ten Network alternate channels, those are also included with FuboTV.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Minnesota vs Rutgers on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Hulu With Live TV comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies and 60-plus live TV channels, including Big Ten Network and every other channel (ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, Fox Sports 1, ABC) that will have a Michigan game this season.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Minnesota vs Rutgers on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including Big Ten Network.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Minnesota vs Rutgers on your computer via the YouTube website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other compatible streaming device via the YouTube app.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
Minnesota vs Rutgers Preview
Minnesota is currently ranked 20th in the nation, and the Golden Gophers won the only contest between these two teams by a score of 34-32 in 2016. This game in particular will be a special one for many members of the Gophers’ coaching staff.
Several Gophers coaches have past ties to Rutgers. Minnesota head coach P. J. Fleck was with the Scarlet Knights as a wide receivers coach from 2010-2011, and many members of his staff have past experience with the Scarlet Knights, as well.
“Rutgers means a lot to all of us, somehow, some way…It’s hired a lot of us. It fired a lot of us,” Fleck said. “There are probably personal feelings on a good and a bad side … but I think we all learned so much from that place.” His and his team will be able to showcase all they’ve learned this Saturday.
The Golden Gophers are 3-0 in the Big Ten so far this season, and while they’re not as dominant as say, Wisconsin or Ohio State, they have played very good football on both offense and defense this year. Minnesota is averaging 35.8 points per game, while they’re giving up just over 23 points on defense.
Rutgers hasn’t won a game against a Big Ten opponent all season, and they are a team in disarray right now. Nunzio Campanile is the team’s interim head coach after they fired Chris Ash and offensive coordinator John McNulty a few weeks ago. Campanile is 0-2 since taking over as head coach.
The Scarlet Knights also have some major scoring issues. Since winning their home opener against Massachusetts, the offense is averaging just 11.8 points a game–which is dead last in the nation. Much of Rutgers’ offensive woes can be attributed to the fact that they’re currently starting their third-string quarterback, Johnny Langan. Langan finished 5-for-13 for 1 yard in last week’s loss against Indiana, and that simply cannot continue if this team wants to be remotely competitive.
“We completed five passes for one yard, that has got to be almost impossible,” Campanile said after the game. “You know, some of the thing is just being in the right place, some of the detail…We had a couple different protection issues.” Rutgers will have to bring their best game and eliminate those types of plays if they want a chance in this one.
This game will be the Homecoming game for the Scarlet Knights, who have played abysmal football against other Big Ten teams this season. Rutgers has been outscored 165-7 in Big Ten games so far this season, and they have been shut out 10 times since joining the Big Ten in 2014, so the outlook isn’t good.
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