Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Hawaii Warriors
The Nevada Wolfpack and the Hawaii Warriors meet up in Reno in Saturday night college football. The Wolf Pack are -12 point favorites over the Warriors with an over/under point total set at 54.
The Nevada Wolfpack have won four in a row as Chris Ault continues to show that he may be one of the most under rated head Coaches of this era. Cody Fajardo is seeing the bulk of the action at QB completing 70.8 percent of his passes for two touchdowns and four interceptions and rushing for 444 yards and 10 touchdowns. Mike Ball has rushed for 704 yards and three touchdowns. Rishard Mathews has 51 catches for 840 yards and three touchdowns and Shane Anderson has 30 catches. The Wolfpack defense has eight interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 16 sacks. James-Michael Johnson has 63 tackles, Brandon Marshall has 61 catches, and Brett Roy has seven sacks. Nedvada is just a game away from being bowl eligible and after losing the bulk of their offense form a year ago it’s no small accomplishment.
The Hawaii Warriors have been inconsistent this season as Greg McMackin’s team appears to have a roster that has talent but at times they just seem to be well off the mark. Bryant Moniz has completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,710 yards with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions and he has rushed for 299 yards and eight touchdowns. Joey Iosefa has rushed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and Sterling Jackson has run for 224 yards and two scores. Royce Pollard has 56 receptions and seven touchdowns and Billy Ray Stutzmann has 53 catches and three touchdowns. The Hawaii defense has 12 interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, and 28 sacks thus far this year. Aaron Brown has 68 tackles, Corey Paredes has 65 tackles, and Art Laurel has eight sacks. Hawaii seems to struggle sometimes making the easy plays offensively and it usually comes back to cost them.
Nevada is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following a bye week, 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games against a team with a winning road record, and 24-10 in their last 34 as a home favorite. Hawaii is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last five WAC games, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games following a loss. The home team has covered in eight of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This just seems to be too large of a number as the dogs have ruled the day in this series covering five in a row. I look for the dog to cover once again.
Hawaii Warriors +12 Nevada Wolf Pack