Arizona Wildcats vs. Hawaii Warriors - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (1-2) at Arizona Wildcats (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a non-conference game in week 3.
The Arizona Wildcats are 1-1 this season after beating Grambling State by a score of 31-21. Arizona trailed by double-digits at halftime but was able to storm back for the win. The Arizona offense is averaging 23.5 points per game with 168.5 rushing yards and 218 passing yards per game. Anu Solomon (Questionable) is completing 66.7% of his passes for 213 yards and 2 interceptions, while Brandon Dawkins is completing 51.7% of his passes for 223 yards and 1 touchdown for Arizona. Nick Wilson has had 254 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Trey Griffey has caught 8 passes for 140 yards and 1 touchdown, while Samajie Grant has also caught 8 passes for 109 yards. The Arizona defense is giving up 19.5 points per game with 136.5 rushing yards and 302 passing yards per game. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles leads the Arizona defense with 13 tackles and 1 interception, while DeAndre’ Miller has added 10 tackles and 1 sack. Josh Pollack has gone on 2-3 on field goals for Arizona, with a long of 46 yards.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 1-2 this season after beating Tennessee-Martin by a score of 41-36. This was a back and forth game that really could have gone either way, but Hawaii was able to get the win. The Hawaii offense is averaging 25 points per game with 168 rushing yards and 196 passing yards per game. Ikaika Woolsey is completing 50.8% of his passes for 527 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Diocemy Saint Juste has rushed for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Steven Lakalaka has added 172 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rainbow Warriors. Marcus Kemp has caught 12 passes for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns for Hawaii. The Hawaii defense is giving up 50 points per game with 236.3 rushing yards and 283.7 passing yards per game. Jalen Rogers has led the Hawaii defense with 23 tackles and 1 interception, while Trayvon Henderson has added 22 tackles and 1 sack. Rigoberto Sanchez 2-2 on field goals for Hawaii, with a long of 55 yards.
Hawaii is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The over is 7-0 in Hawaii’s last 7 games. Arizona is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 7-2 in Arizona’s last 9 home games.
Hawaii has been disappointing this season, with their only win coming by 5 points against a lower division team. Arizona avoided a huge upset in their last game by coming back to win in the second half. The Hawaii defense has been very poor this season and I expect Arizona to have a big offensive day. Arizona should win this game, but it would help if quarterback Anu Solomon (Questionable) were fully healthy. Either way, I am taking Arizona in this game at home.