Hawaii Warriors vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Hawaii Warriors vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-48.5)
The Michigan Wolverines (1-0) will go up against the Hawaii Warriors (0-2) at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Hawaii is 48.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 64.5.
The Hawaii Warriors head into this matchup 0-2 for this season. In their last game, the Warriors faced off with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and ended up losing by a score of 49-17. Brayden Schager connected on 22/33 with 230 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 101 and finished the game with 4 picks. Nasjzae Bryant was the leader on the ground for the Warriors with 13 attempts for 64 yards (4.9 yds per carry). In the game, they ran 79 plays which gave them 360 yards. The Hawaii Warriors ended up rushing 35 times and totaled 94 yds, which came out to an average of 2.7 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Warriors conceded 141 yds on 29 attempts, which is an average of 4.9 yards per run allowed. Hawaii allowed 22 pass completions on 31 tries for 271 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.0%.
Regarding scoring, the Hawaii Warriors were sitting at 28.8 points per outing. As a team they held an average of 143.9 yards in the run game, ranking this team 85th in D-1. The Warriors tallied 5,279 total yards last year. Hawaii compiled 20 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns via the ground. Hawaii accounted for 263 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 68 penalties for 586 yards. They gave the ball to the opposition 29 different times.
The Warriors were ranked 100th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 31.4 PPG. They gave up 4.1 yards per rush and 156.9 rushing yards per contest over the course of last year. For the season, they allowed 2,040 rushing yards through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Warriors gave up 3,766 yds which had them ranked 129th in the country. During their 13 games played last season, they allowed 289.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 57.1%. They gave up 446.6 yards/game putting them 112th in the nation. They surrendered 23 passing touchdowns as well as 23 rushing touchdowns.
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The Wolverines come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. In their last game, the Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 51-7 against the Colorado State Rams. Cade McNamara (1 TD) finished the contest with 136 yds on 9/18 through the air while his quarterback rating was 131.8. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Blake Corum carried the rock 13 times for 76 yds, finishing the game with 5.8 yds per carry for Michigan. Michigan rushed for 5.9 yds per carry, finishing with 234 yds on 40 carries. The Wolverines finished the game with a total of 440 yards on 68 plays (6.5 yds per play). The Wolverines passing defense gave up a completion rate of 80.0%, relinquishing 137 yards on 16 for 20 through the air. Michigan gave up 39 rush attempts for 82 yds (2.1 yds per rush).
The Michigan Wolverines averaged 443.1 yards/contest, which ranked them 29th in D-1. The Michigan offense had 581 yds of penalties on 69 infractions, which had them ranked 91st in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. For the prior season, the Wolverines had a total of 3,202 yards via the pass as well as an average of 228.7 passing yards per contest, which ranked 68th in the nation. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Wolverines had a ranking of 16th in the nation averaging 35.8 points per game.
The Wolverines gave up 17.4 PPG, ranking them 8th in D-1. Michigan allowed the opposition a total of 1,764 yards rushing (126.0 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns rushing last year. In total, they surrendered 244 points in total. They allowed the opposition 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 204.4 yards per game, which had them ranked 27th in D-1. The Wolverines defense was on the field for 939 plays, which was good for 110th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -48.5
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