Hawaii Warriors vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hawaii Warriors vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wolf Pack (-14.5)
Mackay Stadium is the location where the Nevada Wolf Pack (4-1) will try to defeat the Hawaii Warriors (3-3) on Saturday. Hawaii opens as 14.5-point dogs. The total comes in at 59.5.
The Hawaii Warriors head into this matchup 3-3 this season. In their last matchup, the Warriors played the Fresno State Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 27-24. Brayden Schager connected on 11/27 with 116 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 101.3 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Dae Dae Hunter led the offense in rushing for the Warriors with 21 totes for 127 yards (6.0 yds per attempt). The Hawaii Warriors ended up rushing 44 different times and recorded 232 yards, which came out to an average of 5.3 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 71 plays for 348 yds. Hawaii relinquished 28 completions on 51 attempts for a total of 388 yards, and a completion rate of 54.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Warriors conceded 117 yards on 31 tries, which calculates to 3.8 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Hawaii Warriors are averaging 27.8 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 159.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 73rd in D-1. The Warriors have earned 2,505 yards in total this season. With reference to notching touchdowns, Hawaii has totaled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Hawaii has amassed 125 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 30 infractions for 241 yards. They have turned the football over 12 different times.
The Warriors are sitting in 112th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 31.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per run and 145.2 rushing yards per game so far this season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 871 yards via the ground game in 6 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Warriors are giving up 1,753 yds which puts them in 132nd in the nation. They have yielded 292.2 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.6%. During the season, they have yielded 437.3 yards per outing which puts them 117th in the country. They have conceded 12 touchdowns by air as well as 10 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wolf Pack come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wolf Pack walked away with a victory by a final of 55-28 against the New Mexico State Aggies. Toa Taua ran the football 7 times for 28 yards, ending the contest with 4.0 yds per carry for Nevada. Carson Strong (6 touchdowns) ended the game with 377 yards on 25/32 passing while his quarterback rate was 232.7. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 11.8. Nevada allowed 29 attempts on the ground for 27 yards (0.9 yds per carry). The Wolf Pack pass defense gave up a completion rate of 61.3%, relinquishing 425 yds on 38 out of 62 passing. The Wolf Pack finished the game with 532 yards while they ran 69 plays (7.7 yds per play). Nevada ran the ball for 3.0 yards per attempt, finishing with 69 yards on 23 attempts.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Wolf Pack rank 21st in the country holding an average of 36.8 PPG. During the season so far, the Wolf Pack have compiled 1,785 passing yards as well as holding an average of 357.0 throwing yards per game, ranking them 7th in college football. The Nevada Wolf Pack average 443.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 38th in the country. The Nevada offense has totaled 292 penalty yds on 38 infractions, ranking them 50th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Wolf Pack are giving up 24.8 points per game, which has them 81st in D-1. Nevada has surrendered a total of 652 yards rushing (130.4 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush this year. In total, they have given up 124 points in total. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 252.2 yards/outing, which puts them in 110th in D-1. The Wolf Pack defense has taken part in 364 plays, which is good for 57th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Warriors +14.5
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