Hawaii vs Boise State NCAA Football Tips 12/7/2019
Game: Hawaii Warriors vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Mountain West Championship
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State -17
Albertsons Stadium is the venue where Jaylon Henderson and the Boise State Broncos will take on the Hawaii Warriors on Saturday. Hawaii opens this contest as 17-point dogs. The Warriors are 7-6-0 ATS and 8-5-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Hawaii Warriors took on the Army Black Knights and earned the victory by a score of 52-31. Running the show from under center for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 19/29 with 250 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Miles Reed paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for a total of 92 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 9.2 yards per carry. Jared Smart was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 123 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 15.4 yards per reception for that game. The Warriors ended up running the ball 19 times and earned a total of 133 yards giving them an average of 7.0 yards per run. For the contest, the Warriors earned a total of 25 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 36 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they totaled 60 plays which added up to 492 yards. When discussing the defense, Hawaii gave up 5 catches on 11 throws for a total of 127 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. On the day, they allowed 538 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Warriors gave up 411 yards on 63 runs which gave them an average of 6.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Warriors step onto the field holding a record of 9-4 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 35.4 points per game, ranking them 19th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 148.6 yards on the ground per game which is 8th in the Mountain West. For total yardage, they sit in 1st in the conference and 6th in Division 1 with 6,254 yards. The Warriors have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 31.8 points per game ranking them 8th in the MWC. In discussing rushing yards, Hawaii is giving up 205.5 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the MWC and 111th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per carry ranking them 12th in the Mountain West and 125th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 2,672 rushing yards through 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Warriors have conceded 4,323 yards. Opponents are completing 58.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Boise State Broncos played the Colorado State Rams and earned the win by a score of 31-24. George Holani led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 42 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 2.3 yards per run. Khalil Shakir led the team in receiving yardage by earning 103 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 14.7 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Broncos was Jaylon Henderson who went 26/36 with 253 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Broncos ran the ball 37 times and totaled 91 yards which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per carry. In the game, the Broncos had a total of 20 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they finished with a total of 73 plays for a total of 344 yards. In terms of defense, Boise State conceded 26 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 379 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Broncos conceded 90 yards on 20 carries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per carry allowed.
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 11-1. Boise State is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 176.7 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 48th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,120 rushing yards through 12 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Broncos average 448 yards per contest overall putting them 29th in the country and 2nd in the MWC. The Broncos are allowing 21.5 points per game ranking them 4th in the Mountain West and 28th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are allowing 233.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Broncos are ranked 7th in the MWC. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 258 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 115.9 yards per contest ranking them 20th in college football and 4th in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded 1,391 yards rushing and 15.6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -17
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