Gavin Wimsatt, Top Rutgers vs. Miami (FL) Players to Watch – Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 11, 2024

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Miami Hurricanes play in the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl. The matchup is at 2:15 PM ET on December 28, 2023, and airs on ESPN.

In their most recent outing, the Hurricanes took on the Virginia Cavaliers and won by a final score of 29-26.

Gavin Wimsatt finished with 165 yards on 13-34 passing (38.2%) in the Scarlet Knights’ last game, tossing one touchdown and one interception, plus 16 rushing attempts for 48 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Kyle Monangai ran for 118 yards on 20 attempts. He also hauled in three receptions for 31 yards Isaiah Washington earned 67 yards on three receptions.

For the Hurricanes in their last game, Tyler Van Dyke completed 23 of 36 passing attempts (63.9%) and totaled 290 yards through the air, completing two touchdown passes. Henry Parrish Jr. had 11 rushing attempts and wound up with 111 yards and two touchdowns. Xavier Restrepo ended the contest with six catches for 117 yards.

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Rutgers Players to Watch

  • Wimsatt leads the team with 1,651 passing yards (137.6 yards per game) and has a 47.8% completion percentage this year (131-of-274) while throwing nine touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also has 488 rushing yards on 122 carries with nine touchdowns, averaging 40.7 yards per game.
  • Monangai has 217 carries for a team-high 1,099 rushing yards (91.6 per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Christian Dremel has 34 catches and paces his team with 440 receiving yards (36.7 ypg) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • JaQuae Jackson has hauled in 22 catches for 361 yards (36.1 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Washington is averaging 27.9 yards per game, with 24 catches for 307 yards and one touchdown.

Miami (FL) Players to Watch

  • This year, Van Dyke has recorded 2,703 passing yards (225.3 yards per game) while going 219-for-333 (65.8% completion percentage) and throwing 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
  • Parrish Jr. has churned out a team-best 579 rushing yards (57.9 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • So far this year Mark Fletcher Jr. has rushed for 512 yards on 103 carries (64 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Restrepo has 74 catches and leads the team with 993 yards (90.3 per game) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Jacolby George has hauled in 55 catches for 851 yards (70.9 yards per game) and eight touchdowns.
  • Colbie Young has 563 receiving yards on 47 receptions, with five touchdowns, averaging 46.9 yards per game.

Rutgers Recent Stat Leaders

  • Trevor Yeboah-Kodie has helped lead the Scarlet Knights’ defense with in their last three games.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ defense has been aided in their last three games by the play of Max Melton, who has delivered six tackles and two interceptions.
  • With six tackles and two interceptions, Shawn Bowman has been a key piece of the Scarlet Knights’ defense in their last three games.
  • With 20 tackles, Deion Jennings has helped spur the Scarlet Knights’ defense over their last three games.

Miami (FL) Recent Stat Leaders

  • Ahmad Moten has collected one interception to go with one pass defended in the Hurricanes’ last three games.
  • The Hurricanes’ Restrepo has amassed one pass defended for the Canes in their last three games.
  • Kamren Kinchens has been causing chaos on defense, delivering six tackles and one interception in the Hurricanes’ last three contests.
  • On defense, Andres Borregales has chipped in with six tackles and one interception for the Canes in their last three outings.

Rutgers vs. Miami (FL) Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rutgers -1 -112 -108 40.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Rutgers Miami (FL)
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 22.6 (106) 32.1 (48)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 21 (25) 22.1 (35)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 10 (32) 15 (92)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 9 (112) 14 (44)

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