Hawaii at Washington NCAA Football Game Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies host the Hawaii Warriors at Husky Stadium on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Washington opens this matchup as 21.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 57.5. The Warriors are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Hawaii Warriors Injuries
09/08/19 RB Dayton Furuta Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Washington
08/20/19 WR Kumoku Noa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
09/08/19 OL Henry Bainivalu Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Hawaii
08/31/19 WR Ty Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
08/29/19 QB Jake Haener Personal has left team
08/19/19 DL John Clark Knee is out for season
In their last game, the Hawaii Warriors took on the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 31-28. Miles Reed led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 42 yards via 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per run. JoJo Ward was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 189 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 18.9 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 30/52 with 421 yards through the air and threw 4 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception during the game. The Hawaii Warriors ended up rushing 25 times and racked up 67 yards earning them an average of 2.7 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 77 plays for 488 yards. On the day, the Warriors racked up 29 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 40 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Hawaii conceded 15 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 169 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. In the running game, the Warriors conceded 263 yards on 43 runs which gave the opponent an average of 6.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 432 yards and earned 0 takeaways.
The Warriors head into this game 2-0 this season. For total yardage, they rank 3rd in the Mountain West and 13th in Division 1 with 1,083 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per contest, putting them 40th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 113 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the Mountain West. The Warriors have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 33 points per contest ranking them 9th in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, Hawaii is allowing 220.5 yards per game putting them 12th in the Mountain West and 123rd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.9 yards per rush which has them at 12th in the MWC and 123rd in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 441 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Warriors have conceded 857 yards. Teams are completing 51.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies played the California Golden Bears and left there with a loss by a score of 20-19. Salvon Ahmed led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 119 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he averaged 5.7 yards per tote. Aaron Fuller led the team in receiving yardage by earning 40 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 13.3 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 18/30 with 162 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Washington Huskies rushed the ball a total of 46 times and added 186 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. In the game, the Huskies earned 23 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 62 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they totaled 76 plays for 348 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington conceded 11 catches on 18 attempts totaling 111 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.1%. Against the run, the Huskies conceded 192 yards on 38 carries allowing their opponent an average of 5.1 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 303 yards and earned 0 turnovers.
The Huskies head into this matchup 1-1. Washington is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 193 rushing yards per contest, putting them 49th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 386 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Huskies average 459 yards per contest overall putting them 48th in the country and 6th in the Pac-12 Conference. The Huskies are allowing 17 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Pac-12 and 38th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in Division 1. They are conceding 161 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Huskies are ranked 2nd in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have given up 34 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 127.5 yards per game ranking them 60th in Division 1 and 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. For 2019, they have allowed 255 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -21.5
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