Ohio State vs. Hawaii - 9/12/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (1-0) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -38 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Hawaii Warriors and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.
The Hawaii Warriors look to build on their 28-20 victory over Colorado. Max Wittek is completing 50 percent of his passes for 202 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wittek looked sharp for a QB who hasn’t played since 2013. Marcus Kemp and Quinton Pedroza have combined for 150 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Isaiah Bernard has one touchdown on two receptions. The Hawaii Warriors ground game is averaging 100 yards per game, and Paul Harris leads the way with 68 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Hawaii is allowing 20 points and 371 yards per game. Luke Shawley leads the Warriors with 14 tackles, Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea has a sack and Julian Gener has an interception. Defensive players Julian Gener and Luke Shawley are questionable with injuries.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are fresh off a 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech. Cardale Jones is completing 50 percent of his passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Jones has four touchdown passses in his last three games. Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas have combined for more than 120 receiving yards and two touchdowns while freshman Johnnie Dixon has one reception. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 360 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 122 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 24 points and 320 yards per game. Joshua Perry leads the Buckeyes with eight tackles, Tyquan Lewis has 1.5 sacks and Tyvis Powell has an interception.
The Rainbow Warriors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 5-11 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 34-15-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Hawaii struggles on the defensive side of the ball, but does have a former USC quarterback leading its offense, and Wittek can help the Warriors put some points up. Still, the Buckeyes are getting all of their players back and are playing at home where they usually dominate. Give me Ohio State in a blowout.