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In week 5 the Tulane Green Wave head to High Points Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Saturday. The Green Wave are 1-3 SU and ATS. The Scarlet Knights are 3-1 SU and ATS.

Tulane is coming off a loss of 47-13 against Duke last week. Quarterback Tanner Lee who has 833 passing yards and 8 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Sherman Badie leads the rushing game with 349 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 7.3 yards per carry average. Justyn Shackleford leads the wide receivers with 274 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Tulane’s defense allows 35.8 points per game and 414 yards per game.

Rutgers is coming off a win 31-24 against Navy last week. Quarterback Gary Nova who has 906 passing yards and 6 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Paul Peoples leads the rushing game with 363 yards, 5 touchdowns and 85.8 yards per carry average. Leonte Carroo leads the wide receivers with 335 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Rutgers defense allows 25 points per game and 435 yards per game.

Keys to Tulane win

Tulane has to stop the rushing game of Rutgers. In addition, their defense will have to improve and play better than they have been all season.

Keys to Rutgers win

Rutgers will need to shut down the passing game of Tanner Lee and to do that they will have to bring pressure.

Injuries

Tulane – Michael Lizanich, Devin Boutte, Eric Bell, Rob Kelley, Marc Edwards

Rutgers – Ruhann Peele, Savon Huggins, Tyler Kroft, Jacquis Webb, Logan Lister, Chris Muller, Gareef Glashen, Kevin Snyder, Paul James, Delon Stephenson, Na anddir Barnwell, Kiy Hester

Favorite

Rutgers -11.5

Conclusion

This will be a close game. However, Rutgers QB Lee will lead the offense and score enough points for the win. Rutgers will improve to 4-1 on the season.

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