Hawaii Warriors vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 12/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hawaii Warriors vs Houston Cougars
Date: Thursday, December 24, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Hawaii (+7.5)
Chevan Cordeiro and the Hawaii Warriors (4-4) are headed to Toyota Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Houston Cougars (3-4). The odds on this game have Houston as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 64.5.
The last time they played, the Hawaii Warriors went up against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and took home the victory by a score of 38-21. Chevan Cordeiro led the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 54 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for 88 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 7.3 yards per carry. Calvin Turner was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 38.5 yards per catch in this outing. Chevan Cordeiro went 20/33 with 252 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
The Warriors have tallied 3,191 total yards this season. As a team they are averaging 155.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 74th in D-1. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Hawaii has compiled 11 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Hawaii Warriors have an average of 26.0 PPG. The Warriors sit in 76th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 29.3 points per game. They are giving up 5.4 yards per running attempt and 231.5 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 1,852 yards via the ground game in 8 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Warriors are giving up 1,525 yds which puts them in 49th in the nation. Over the course of their 8 games played, they have yielded 190.6 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.2%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 422.1 yards/contest which puts them 89th in D-1.
For his collegiate career, Cordeiro has thrown for 3,238 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 171 different times for a total of 710 rushing yds. His quarterback rating is 133.2 with a touchdown percentage of 5.4% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 134.9 yds per game. Chevan Cordeiro has connected on 279 of his career 459 passes for a completion percentage of 60.8%.
The last time they took the field, the Houston Cougars took the field against the Memphis Tigers and added a loss to their record by a score of 30-27. Clayton Tune went 30/49 with 270 yards by way of the pass and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the contest. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 70 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per tote. Christian Trahan was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 84 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 16.8 yards per reception for that game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Cougars have racked up 1,877 yards via the pass as well as an average of 268.1 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 31st in Division 1. The Houston Cougars are averaging 423.4 yards/game which has them ranked 41st in D-1. They have an average of 155.3 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,087 yards for the year. Regarding how much they score, the Cougars currently sit 38th in D-1 averaging 32.3 points per game. Houston has surrendered a total of 1,209 rushing yards (172.7 yards/game) and 12 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Cougars are conceding 32.6 PPG, which puts them 101st in the country. Overall, they have surrendered 228 pts. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 244.6 yards/game, which has them in 89th in Division 1.
Tune has passed for 32 TD's while tossing 18 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 3.3%. He has rushed for 566 yds on 169 attempts. He is averaging 218.9 passing yards per game with a 135.2 quarterback rating. In 19 games in his career, Clayton Tune has been successful on 315 of 543 tries for a total of 4,160 yds.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Warriors +7.5
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