The Colorado State Rams and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday in college football action from Clarence TC Ching Athletics Complex. Colorado State comes into this one following a matchup with Nevada. In that game the 5-6 Rams powered out a 10-point victory. As for Hawaii, they played Wyoming over the weekend. The 4-8 Warriors went on to lose in blowout fashion. Check out our Colorado State vs Hawaii Prediction.
Colorado State Rams
The Rams were able to win just four of their first 10 games this year, due in part to a sketchy scoreboard performance from week to week. Colorado State averaged 25.9 points per game in that time, getting 311.6 yards per game, 20 scores and 16 interceptions from passing. On the ground Colorado State averaged just 83.7 yards per game and eight touchdowns.
On Saturday versus Nevada, the Rams were only up by three points heading into the final quarter, but they were able to power out the victory 30-10 with another TD. Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi finished with 245 yards, two TDs and one interception. Justin Marshall put up 98 yards on 19 carries, and Tory Horton finished with six catches for 78 yards and a score.
Colorado State Rams Team Facts
- Colorado State has lost each of its last 10 road games in November.
- Colorado State has failed to cover the spread in nine of its last 10 games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
- Five of Colorado State's last six November games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Over on the Hawaii side, they did even worse on the scoreboard while winning just four of their first 11 outings. The Warriors averaged only 22.2 points per game, getting most of the work off passes with 269.9 yards per game, 24 touchdowns and 13 picks. Hawaii managed just 69.3 yards per game and 2.9 yards per carry rushing with five scores.
Matched up against Wyoming in their last game, Hawaii was down 35-0 by halftime. Things didn’t get much better from there in a 42-9 blowout defeat. The Warriors’ Brayden Schager put up 278 yards with one TD and two interceptions. David Cordero led the rush with 32 yards on 13 carries, and Steven McBride added five catches for 103 yards.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Team Facts
- Hawaii has won three of its last four November games as a home underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
- Hawaii has covered the spread in each of its last four November home games against non-AP-ranked teams.
- Hawaii has lost the first half in nine of its last 11 games against conference opponents.
- Four of Hawaii's last five home games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
- Colorado State has recorded the equal-most home wins by a margin of three points or less of any FBS team this season (2).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably just stay with Colorado State. The Rams played a pretty good game versus Nevada over the weekend, notching 414 total yards (245 passing), 6.4 yards per play and 23 first downs. The defense came up with a couple of interceptions to help fuel the win as well. Colorado State has now won consecutive games after three straight losses, and they’ve hit 30 points for the first tie since October 14.
As for Hawaii, they gave up 472 yards (319 passing) and 20 first downs to Wyoming in their latest loss, but the good news is that they held the Cowboys to 0-of-6 on third downs. Still, the Warriors are pretty inconsistent these days, as they’ve scored nine or fewer points in two of the last three. Colorado State seems a little better cover-wise, but you could argue it either way.