Colorado State Hosts Hawaii to Open 2018 Season

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Colorado State and Hawaii Look for Big 2018 Seasons

Hughes Stadium has a Week 1 contest on tap for Saturday as the Hawaii Warriors and the Colorado State Rams play their season openers. The Mountain West Conference will be up for grabs this season. This game may tell a lot about the season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rams as -14-point favorites versus the Warriors, while the game’s total opened at 55.5. Colorado State is now a 17-point favorite. The total is settled at 59.

CBS Sports Network has the coverage with kickoff set for 7:30 pm EST.

The Mountain West opener may come with big bowl ramifications for each team.

Hawaii has a 13-game season with winnable dates against Duquesne and Rice. The Warriors will likely be the underdog in at least nine games after this streak. Hawaii had an ugly 3-9 season the Rainbow Warriors need to start out with something positive tonight.

Unfortunately they need to be able to take down a winnable road game like this. They lost last year 52-21 to the Rams.

Colorado State was able to get off to a hot start in its Week 0 game last season. They beat up and blew out a awful Oregon State team. Little did anyone know what a big deal that would be for the Rams’ bowl hopes. but they only won six games on the year. They needed that win, and will need one tonight.

Colorado State Has to Go Without Head Coach

Colorado State is dealing with something scarier than Hawaii. Head coach Mike Bobo is hospitalized with numbness in his feet. He’s expected to be fine. In the meantime, the Ram coaching staff is trying to figure out its situation in case the head man can’t go.

It is going to be mixed early on for CSU. Star QB Nick Stevens is done. So are three all-conference linemen, and Dallas Cowboy WR Michael Gallup. Chip in leading rusher Dalyn Dawkins and you lose a lot. They were from the Mountain West’s best offense.

WR Preston Williams, Jr. is a Tennessee transfer. He was a superstar recruit and is getting a shot to show what he can do after being suspended. He’s got all the tools to be special player. The kid has 6-4, 210-pound frame and track star speed and athleticism. He tore it up this spring.

With the addition of grad transfer QB KJ Carta-Samuels, and a few interesting new parts starting to rise up, the O should be okay.

New defensive coordinator John Jancek has to figure out the defensive front. He’s got a terrific linebacking stable to work with. There’s  enough talent in the secondary for it not to not be a massive problem.

Safety Jordan Fogal returning is going to be a big help. Corner Anthony Hawkins should be a good one. He has to start producing and quickly.

Hawaii Has to Get Run and Shoot Going Early Tonight

Hawaii has to get the Run and Shoot going quickly. The Rainbow Warriors were trying to throw it last year. This time around they’re going back to the old days. They will attack with an offense that will spread everyone out.

Hawaii will look for the lanes in the running game, and take over games with the quick-hitting controlled passing attack.

The program that would throw the ball around the yard 600 times a season is going back to the past. They still kept winging it after June JOnes, but not in quite the same way.

Defense was always optional, and the running game was occasionally decent. Hawaii football turned into the fun late night snack everyone craved. Just when you thought you didn’t have enough fun, there for you in the wee hours of the morning were 512 passing yards coming your way.

Head coach Nick Rolovich is making the move to what Hawaii football is supposed to be about. The Fun and Gun. It’s not like the run-and-shoot offensive attack ever vanished. It morphed into more of an up-tempo, diverse style.

To work it relied as much on balance at times as it did the big passing game. But a 2,814-yard 2017 passing season with 19 touchdowns? That used to be a good quarter for Timmy Chang.

The pieces may not be in place yet to return to the fun days. One thing is for sure the offense should be more fun to watch this season.

Colorado State Hosts Hawaii to Open 2018 Season 1

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Hawaii 3-9 1-11 30.75 33.92 -3.17 0-6 1-5 5-7 3-3 2-4
Colorado State 7-6 4-9 30.50 27.77 2.73 1-6 3-3 7-6 5-2 2-4
Power Stats

Yards Per Point

Name Offense Defense Differential
HAWAII 15.62 13.52 2.09
COLOST 15.72 15.54 0.18
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
HAWAII 11.77 14.00 -2.23
COLOST 12.78 13.41 -0.63
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
HAWAII 5.26 5.25 0.01
COLOST 4.49 5.13 -0.64
Team Records

Hawaii Warriors

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-9 2-4 1-5 1-11 0-6 1-5 22.75 33.92 -11.17
vs Conf 1-7 1-3 0-4 0-8 0-4 0-4 18.88 33.50 -14.62
Last 3 0-3 0-2 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-1 13.67 33.00 -19.33

Colorado State Rams

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-6 4-3 3-3 4-9 1-6 3-3 33.38 27.77 5.61
vs Conf 5-3 2-2 3-1 2-6 0-4 2-2 35.50 29.38 6.12
Last 3 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-3 0-3 0-0 40.67 34.67 6.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 22.75 105 27.77 72
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 258.17 36 278.29 116
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 185.67 40 194.71 102
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 33.38 31 33.92 106
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 322.57 13 251.00 80
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 211.57 31 189.00 79

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Hawaii 0-7 1-6 4-0 16.29 130.57 3.63 36.57 50.39 207.86 338.43 2.57
Colorado State 7-0 6-1 4-0 41.43 241.86 5.53 23.57 64.24 213.29 455.14 1.43

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 1, 2017 COLOST HAWAII 51-21 259 351 610 0 150 362 512 1
Nov 8, 2014 HAWAII COLOST 22-49 141 211 352 3 293 287 580 1
Oct 26, 2013 COLOST HAWAII 35-28 231 177 408 2 32 386 418 4
Oct 27, 2012 HAWAII COLOST 27-42 193 200 393 5 176 115 291 5
Oct 4, 1997 HAWAII COLOST 0-63 71 131 202 2 217 207 424 0
Oct 6, 1996 COLOST HAWAII 28-16 198 252 450 2 221 145 366 2
Nov 11, 1995 HAWAII COLOST 0-22 106 20 126 1 319 104 423 0

College Football Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Hawaii Warriors

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 25, 2017 BYU 20-30 L 3/47 L/O 28 258 286 285 166 451 -1 H
Nov 18, 2017 UTAHST 0-38 L 10/56 L/U 172 146 318 311 164 475 0 A
Nov 11, 2017 FRESNO 21-31 L 9.5/52.5 L/U 118 154 272 175 226 401 0 H
Nov 4, 2017 UNLV 23-31 L 7/58.5 L/U 131 269 400 131 281 412 -1 A
Oct 28, 2017 SD.ST 7-28 L 7/54 L/U 35 160 195 334 83 417 -1 H

Colorado State Rams

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 16, 2017 MARSHL 28-31 L -3/58.5 L/O 70 320 390 239 262 501 -2 H
Nov 18, 2017 SJ.ST 42-14 W -32.5/67.5 L/U 301 305 606 131 208 339 0 H
Nov 11, 2017 BOISE 52-59 L 6.5/59 L/O 261 309 570 310 331 641 0 H
Nov 4, 2017 WYO 13-16 L -4/47.5 L/U 235 110 345 156 138 294 -1 A
Oct 28, 2017 AIRFOR 28-45 L -9.5/68.5 L/O 166 269 435 413 64 477 2 H

Next up:
Hawaii home to Navy Saturday, September 1
Colorado State home to Colorado Friday, August 31

 

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Colorado State Hosts Hawaii to Open 2018 Season 1

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