The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors will look to improve to 2-0 early in the college football season when they head on the road Friday night to play the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie on FS1. There’s a deep cattle-raising tradition in both states, and this game is the battle for the Paniolo Trophy, the Hawaiian word for “Cowboy.”
In its season opener last Saturday Hawai’i defeated Fresno State 34-19, with the Rainbow Warriors putting on an incredible performance on the ground with 323 rushing yards. The running game was led by quarterback Chevan Cordeiro with 116 yards on 13 carries with a pair of touchdowns. He also completed 20 of 31 passes for 229 yards. Miles Reed rushed for 109 yards on 21 carries, and Calvin Turner scored twice and ran for 60 yards. The tempo of new head coach Todd Graham’s defense showed in his first game replacing Nick Rolovich, who now leads Washington State.
The ‘Pokes fell 37-34 in an overtime road loss to Nevada to open 2020. Quarterback Levi Williams completed 16 of 31 passes for 227 yards with a touchdown and interception. He scored two rushing touchdowns and added 40 yards on the ground on 10 carries. Xazaian Valladay led the team with 87 rushing yards on 22 carries, and wide receiver Isaiah Neyor made the most of his three receptions as he went for 102 yards. Wyoming once trailed 28-6 midway through the third quarter and came all the way back, but it wasn’t enough to upset the Wolf Pack.
Hawai’i holds the trophy currently, with a 17-13 win in 2018 on the island.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Hawai’i vs. Wyoming on Friday, October 30th at 9:45 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Hawai’i vs Wyoming (-1)
Money line: Hawai’i (-107), Wyoming (+114)
- Hawaii is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games.
- The point total went under in four of its last six games.
- Wyoming is 8-0 straight up in its last eight home games.
- The point total went under in six of Wyoming’s last eight games.
The Best Bet
The value play here would be the total. Both teams showed they have great offensive capabilities last weekend, and Wyoming especially didn’t show much in the way of defense.
Pick: Over 60
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