Through 3 Quarters
The point spread is against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, but thus far the points are on their side. Hawaii has a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Nevada Wolf Pack 17-7 after three quarters
The Rainbow Warriors have been relying on QB Chevan Cordeiro, who has passed for one TD and 166 yards on 20 attempts in addition to picking up 45 yards on the ground, and RB Calvin Turner, who was on the other end of that TD. The team has gotten extra help from defensive menace DB Khoury Bethley and his 11 tackles.
Nevada has been riding high on the performance of RB Toa Taua, who has picked up 121 yards on the ground on 17 carries.
this is the first time the Wolf Pack have ever been down going into the fourth quarter
Nevada @ Hawaii
Current Records: Nevada 5-0; Hawaii 2-3
What to Know
Get ready for a Mountain West battle as the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will face off at 11 p.m. ET Saturday at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. Nevada’s scoring has been on the decline the past three games, which is obviously a trend Hawaii hopes will continue.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, the Wolf Pack beat the San Diego State Aztecs 26-21 last week. Nevada’s WR Romeo Doubs looked sharp as he caught five passes for one TD and 133 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Doubs’ 50-yard TD reception in the third quarter.
Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 14. K Brandon Talton delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.
Meanwhile, Hawaii came up short against the Boise State Broncos last week, falling 40-32. Hawaii was down 40-17 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Chevan Cordeiro, who passed for three TDs and 253 yards on 48 attempts in addition to picking up 90 yards on the ground. Cordeiro’s performance made up for a slower contest against the Aztecs two weeks ago.
The Wolf Pack are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. If their 4-1 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
Nevada’s victory brought them up to 5-0 while the Rainbow Warriors’ defeat pulled them down to 2-3. Two stats to keep an eye on: Nevada enters the game with 363.8 passing yards per game on average, good for fourth best in the nation. But Hawaii ranks 16th in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 186.4 on average. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To WatchWhen: Saturday at 11 p.m. ETWhere: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium — Honolulu, HawaiiFollow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The Wolf Pack are a solid 7-point favorite against the Rainbow Warriors, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wolf Pack as a 6.5-point favorite.
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Nevada have won three out of their last four games against Hawaii.
Sep 28, 2019 – Hawaii 54 vs. Nevada 3Oct 21, 2018 – Nevada 40 vs. Hawaii 22Oct 07, 2017 – Nevada 35 vs. Hawaii 21Oct 24, 2015 – Nevada 30 vs. Hawaii 20