Rutgers football at Michigan 2019 – Time, TV, Weather, and More

Artur Sitkowski, Rutgers Scarlet Knights. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
Artur Sitkowski, Rutgers Scarlet Knights. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /

It’s Week 4 for Rutgers football as the Scarlet Knights head to the University of Michigan for a Big 10 matchup. Empire Writes Back has all you need to know.

Empire Writes Back presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy Rutgers football this week when the Scarlet Knights head to Ann Arbor, Michigan for a Big 10 game with the Wolverines. Whether you are traveling to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television, we have you covered.

Who: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2, 0-1) at University Michigan Wolverines.

Where: Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI

When: 12:00 p.m. EDT.

TV: Big 10 Network – Announcers Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Lisa Byington

Weather: There will be some rain overnight Friday into Saturday. The forecast calls for cloudy skies with a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain between noon and 4 pm. Temps in the low 70s all day, 10 MPH winds, and 81 percent humidity.

Line: Rutgers +28. Over/Under 49 (Odds Shark).

Interesting Trends: Rutgers is 6-2 in their last eight against the point spread, while Michigan has failed to cover in seven straight. The Scarlet Knights have lost nine straight road games and 13 consecutive Big 10 games. Michigan has won 12 of their last 15 games including nine in a row at the Big House.

Injuries: Rutgers: Out – TE Jonathan Lewis (Achilles), TE Kyle Penniston (foot). Doubtful – QB McLane Carter (concussion). Michigan: Out – OL Andrew Steuber. Doubtful – TE Sean McKeon (n/a), QB Dylan McCaffrey (concussion). Questionable – RB Tru Wilson (wrist), DL Michael Dwumfour (n/a). Probable: QB Shea Patterson (shoulder).

Last Game


It was a rough game for Michigan last week. The Wolverines, ranked number 11 at the time, had the tar beat out of them at Wisconsin 35-14. One of their two “first-team” quarterbacks Dylan McCaffrey was knocked out in the third quarter on a hard hit to the head by a Wisconsin player. Michigan couldn’t stop the run, giving up 359 yards for the game.


  • QB Shea Patterson – 14/32, 219 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception.
  • WR Ronnie Bell – 2 receptions, 81 yards.
  • WR Nico Collins – 3 receptions, 66 yards
  • LB Khaleke Hudson – 14 tackles, 1 sack
  • DL Aidan Hutchinson – 9 tackles, 1 pass defended


In the world of “do-overs,” Rutgers would love to have last week’s 30-16 loss to Boston College back. It was a very winnable game that they lost, and RU has no one to blame but themselves. Aside from a 7-7 tie in the first quarter, the Knights couldn’t get an advantage over their opponent. 44 seconds before halftime Rutgers pulled to within 14-13, but Boston College kicked a field goal to end the half. It was as close as they could get. BC turned it on in the second half and pulled away.


This Week

Last week was the game Rutgers had to win. This week, Michigan is a desperate team. They not only want to beat the Knights, UM wants to make Chris Ash’s squad sorry that they got off the bus when it pulled up to the stadium. Of course, the Wolverines have to do it with an iffy quarterback situation. This one may turn into an old fashioned ground and pound Michigan offense which they can certainly do.

Next. Giants add former Rutgers RB Jon Hilliman to roster. dark

That could make 28 points a hard number to cover. Rutgers, for their part, has to stop beating themselves with bad penalties. The Wolverines defense will make Knights quarterback Art Sitkowski beat them by stacking the box and taking away Rutgers rushing game. It will be very hard for Rutgers to move the ball in Ann Arbor.