Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 PM ET
Partly cloudy, a couple of showers
Winds from the NE 14 mph
Gusts: 16 mph
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look to bounce back when they host the UNLV Rebels in a Mountain West Conference battle at Aloha Stadium on Saturday.
The UNLV Rebels ended their six-game losing streak with a 27-24 road win against the San Diego State Aztecs last Saturday. Lexington Thomas ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, including a go-ahead 75-yarder with 3:27 to play. Max Gilliam completed 16 of 24 passes for 237 yards, one touchdown and one interception and Darren Woods Jr. made four receptions for 100 yards.
The Rebels are averaging 173.2 passing yards (113th in the nation) and 224.5 rushing yards (23rd). UNLV ranks 75th with 28.3 points per game and 118th with 38.3 points against. Max Gilliam has passed for 1,356 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions, Lexington Thomas has 897 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 171 carries and Tyleek Collins has 29 receptions for 419 yards and six touchdowns.
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are coming off a tough 56-17 road loss against the Utah State Aggies on November 3. Cole McDonald completed 18 of 45 passes for 331 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and he also ran for 17 yards, Marcus Armstrong-Brown caught four passes for 85 receiving yards and John Ursua made three receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown.
Hawaii ran for just 43 yards on 20 carries against Utah State, averaging 2.2 yards per carry and their offense is struggling, averaging just 20.5 points and 361.5 total yards during their current four-game losing streak.
The Rainbow Warriors are averaging 308.7 passing yards (15th in the nation) and 120.8 rushing yards (116th). Hawaii ranks 151st with 32.1 points per game and 114th with 36.5 points against. Cole McDonald has passed for 3,163 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions, Dayton Furuta has 447 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 87 carries and John Ursua has 79 receptions for 1,161 yards and 15 touchdowns.
College Football Trends:
The UNLV Rebels are:
6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record
9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games
7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record
4-0 ATS in their last four meetings with the UNLV Rebels
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are:
6-22 ATS in their last 28 home games against a team with a losing road record
1-7 ATS in their last eight games following a bye week
0-8 ATS in their last eight games following a double-digit loss at home
17-36 ATS in their last 53 games after allowing more than 200 rushing yards in their previous game
16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games
8-20 ATS in their last 28 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game
Hawaii is not playing well and their leaky defense is a major reason why, they've allowed at least 40 points in five of their last six games and they gave up 195 points across their four-game losing streak. UNLV has a terrific ground game and they can take advantage of this poor Hawaii defense.
College Football Pick: UNLV +6.5 (-110)