Check out the Boise State vs. Hawaii fearless prediction and game preview.
Boise State (8-1) vs. Hawaii (4-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
Network: CBS Sports Network
All is not lost for Boise State.
It needs to keep winning, hope for two Wyoming losses, hope for a Western Michigan loss, and then go on to win the Mountain West title over San Diego State and be off to a New Year’s Six Bowl.
It’s that easy.
The Broncos still aren’t quite right, but they’re winning. The defense has been just okay, the running game is grinding a bit, and the D is fighting to come up with takeaways – even with two in the last two weeks, the team is a ridiculous 118th in the nation in turnover margin.
But at 8-1, there’s still plenty of hope to finish the season strong and get to where they originally hoped to be – at least before the loss to Wyoming. First, they have to get over the trip to Hawaii and avoid the braincramp.
The Rainbow Warriors are in an interesting situation. All they have to do is win two of their last three games, and they get a bowl bit. With a trip to Fresno State next week, and UMass to follow, that shouldn’t be a problem. They have to win six games – they don’t need a winning record.
But being a wee bit better than the 55-0 loss to San Diego State would be nice.
The defensive front has worn down, while the offense has lost its pop. The downfield passing game is gone, and the run defense wasn’t even close against New Mexico two weeks ago, or San Diego State’s Donnel Pumprey last week.
This is where Jeremy McNichols will take over.
Boise State won’t get cute. No. 13 will pound away for his fifth 100-yard game in a row and his fifth multi-score game in the last six on the way to an effective Bronco win.
Boise State vs. Hawaii Prediction
Boise State 34, Hawaii 23
Boise State -18, o/u: 63.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s %100, so you’re supposed to see it or else.