Hawaii Warriors vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 8/28/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hawaii Warriors vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-17)
Rose Bowl is where the UCLA Bruins (3-4 last year) will go up against the Hawaii Warriors (5-4 last season) on Saturday. Hawaii opens this contest as 17-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 69.5.
The Hawaii Warriors finished the year having earned a 5-4 record. The last time they took the field, the Warriors faced the Houston Cougars and went home with a win by a final score of 28-14. Chevan Cordeiro finished 15/23 with 136 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 157.9 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Calvin Turner led the offense in rushing for the Warriors with 12 carries for 60 yds (5.0 yds per attempt). The Hawaii Warriors ran the football 34 times and accounted for 131 yds, earning them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. In all, they tallied 57 plays which gave them 267 yds. Hawaii allowed 21 completions on 43 attempts for a total of 249 yds, and a completion rate of 48.8%. When it came to stopping the run, the Warriors conceded 58 yards on 38 attempts, which calculates to 1.5 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Hawaii Warriors had an average of 26.2 PPG. Offensively they held an average of 152.8 yards on the ground, which was 76th in Division 1. The Warriors earned 3,458 total yards for last season. Hawaii totaled 14 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Hawaii accumulated 183 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 48 infractions for 386 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 12 different times. Concerning passing yards, the Warriors conceded 1,774 yds which ranked them 61st in the nation. In their 9 games played last year, they allowed 197.1 yards per contest via the pass and relinquishing a completion percentage of 54.9%. They relinquished 409.3 yards/outing putting them 80th in the country. They surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition ran for 5.1 yards per rush and 212.2 yards on the ground per game throughout last year. For the season, they gave up 1,910 running yards through 9 games. The Warriors ranked 67th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 27.6 points per game.
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The Bruins wrapped up their season with a 3-4 mark. When they last played, the Bruins went home defeated by a final of 48-47 when they played the Stanford Cardinal. Brittain Brown carried the ball 29 times for 219 yds, finishing the game with 7.6 yds per attempt for UCLA. Dorian Thompson-Robinson ended the game with 65 yards on 8/12 passing while his quarterback rate was 112.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. UCLA gave up 36 rush attempts for 132 yds (3.7 yards per rush). The Bruins passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 68.1%, surrendering 428 yds on 32 for 47 passing. The Bruins finished with a total of 483 yards while running 74 plays (6.5 yds per play). UCLA ran the ball for 5.7 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 291 yards on 51 attempts.
The UCLA Bruins averaged 455.0 yards/game which had them ranked 21st in the country. They threw 6 interceptions while conceding 7 fumbles and they obtained 172 1st downs. They maintained an average of 230.6 yards per game via the rush and toted the ball for 1,614 yards for the season. The UCLA offense racked up 374 penalty yards on 48 violations, which was 72nd in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. For the previous season, the Bruins had a total of 1,571 passing yards as well as an average of 224.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 68th in Division 1. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Bruins ranked 20th in the country by scoring 35.4 points per outing. The Bruins allowed 30.7 points per game, which had them ranked 86th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they allowed 215 total points. UCLA gave up a total of 950 yards rushing (135.7 yards per game) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last year. They allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass and 274.1 yards/outing, which had them sitting 129th in the country. The Bruins defense participated in 527 plays, which was good for 57th in the country. Their defense earned 2 fumbles recovered and 9 picks in the previous season.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bruins -17
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