The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors and San Jose State Spartans meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at CEFCU Stadium. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The San Jose State Spartans have split their last 6 games.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors have lost all 5 road games this season. Brayden Schager is completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,118 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Zion Bowens and Jalen Walthall have combined for 746 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Caleb Phillips has 26 receptions. The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors ground game is averaging 145.5 yards per contest, and Dedrick Parson leads the way with 802 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Hawai’i is allowing 35.3 points and 442.1 yards per game. Penei Pavihi leads the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors with 76 tackles, John Tuitupou has 3.5 sacks and Malik Hausman has 3 interceptions.
The San Jose State Spartans have won all 5 home games this season. Chevan Cordeiro is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards, 18 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Elijah Cooks and Justin Lockhart have combined for 1,377 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Jermaine Braddock has 26 receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 83.1 yards per contest, and Kairee Robinson leads the way with 548 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 20.9 points and 339 yards per game. Kyle Harmon leads the San Jose State Spartans with 88 tackles, Viliami Fehoko has 8 sacks and Nehemiah Shelton has 2 interceptions.
The Rainbow Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Rainbow Warriors last 11 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Spartans last 4 games overall. The Rainbow Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The San Jose State Spartans have played their best ball at home this season, but I don’t trust them comfortably winning games, given they’re 99th in total offense and 74th in scoring offense. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are well below average on both sides of the ball, and they’re at their worst on the road, but they’ve competed all season. In fact, 4 of Hawaii’s last 5 losses have been decided by 7 or fewer points. Hawaii finds ways to hang around. That’s all we need here. Give me the Rainbow Warriors and the points.