Oregon State at Hawaii College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Aloha Stadium is the venue where Cole McDonald and the Hawaii Warriors will take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday. Oregon State opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 79.
In their last outing, the Oregon State Beavers faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home in defeat by a score of 52-36. Leading the way at QB for the Beavers was Jake Luton who went 23/42 with 251 yards via the pass and completed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Jermar Jefferson led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 87 yards on 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per run. Isaiah Hodgins was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 170 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 18.9 yards per reception in this contest.
The Beavers come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 in 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36 points per game, ranking them 51st in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 167 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the Pac-12 Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the Pac-12 Conference and 58th in D-1 with 448 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Beavers have compiled a total of 4 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the Pac-12 and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Beavers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country allowing 52 points per contest, ranking them 12th in the Pac-12 and 127th in the country. When talking about yards on the ground, Oregon State is allowing 352 yards per game ranking them 12th in the conference and 128th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.8 yards per carry which has them at 12th in the Pac-12 Conference and 124th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 352 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Beavers have allowed 281 yards. Teams are completing 79.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs.
In the last game they played, the Hawaii Warriors took on the Arizona Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 45-38. Leading the way at QB for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 29/41 with 378 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He tossed 4 picks for this game. Dayton Furuta paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 42 yards via 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.4 yards per tote. Cedric Byrd II was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 224 yards on 14 receptions. He earned an average of 16.0 yards per catch for that game.
The Warriors step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. Hawaii is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 159 yards per game, putting them 71st in college football. As a team, they have a total of 159 yards rushing through 1 game, 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 Warriors average 595 yards per contest overall putting them 13th in D-1 and 3rd in the Mountain West. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Warriors currently sit at 3rd in the Mountain West and 27th out of all the teams in the country averaging 45 points per game.
The Warriors are giving up 38 points per contest ranking them 11th in the MWC and 111th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the least effective units in the country. They are conceding 361 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Warriors are currently ranked 8th in the MWC. They have conceded 3 passing TDs for the 2019 season. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 38 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 178 yards per contest which puts them at 97th in the country and 11th in the Mountain West. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 178 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Warriors college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Warriors -4
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