Boise State vs Hawaii: Preview, TV, Streaming, Start Time, Betting Line

Boise State at Hawaii

When: 1:00 PM HT (4:00 PM PT)

Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: Boise State – Here Hawaii – Here

Betting Line: BSU -18, O/U – 64

Boise State outlook

For the Broncos, the name of the game is: “Win and hope Wyoming screws up somewhere.”  The problem is this: the Cowboys are looking better each week and it doesn’t seem like they’ll go down.

Ahhhh Bronco fans…to have standards like “This season is such a disappointment because we went 11-1.”  Go look at Fresno State, or most other G5 schools and they would pretty much kill to be you.  This team has BOTH a strong, young offense that will only get better, meaning that there’s at least one more chance to run the table at 12-0 (or more).

So about this game: Hawaii is better than they have been in past seasons, but they still give up 38.2 PPG.  Their weak point is the run game, where they allow nearly 260 YPG.  Jeremy McNichols will do damage, as well as their hot-shot backup Alexander Mattison, who has 243 yards and 3 TD’s already.

Last week, the Broncos were able to dominate defensively, and should do the same if Hawaii’s QB, Dru Brown, gets flustered early.  Look for David Moa to flush Brown out of the pocket quickly against this offensive line.

Hawaii outlook

The Rainbow Warriors still have a chance at a bowl game, but they are on a must-win scenario from here on out.  Regardless, Nick Rolovich has this team believing and that might be why no matter what, this season is already a success for the ‘Bows.  Rolo (as he is aptly called) has employed a run-heavy offense that will batter down defensive lines, the only problem is that Broncos defense only allows 157.9 YPG on the ground, and that’s after playing a few run-heavy teams.

Therefore the ‘Bows will have to do everything they can to let Dru Brown be efficient as a playmaker.  Give him room to scramble, improvise on passing routes to get open against a struggling Bronco secondary.  Wyoming figured it out, so I’ll announce it for everyone: the quarterback must play a near perfect game and force the secondary into uncomfortable positions.  If Brown can have enough touch on his passes, he might be able to float it over a Bronco defender for an easy score.

Prediction

The Broncos might be 8-1, but they are 2-7 against the spread this season, whereas the ‘Bows are 5-4.  Look for a reversal of betting proportions as Boise State will make the ‘Bows sing “Blue Hawaii” in honor of a big BSU win.  45-24 Boise State

 

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