College Football Betting: Hawaii vs. San Jose State Pick
- Updated: October 12, 2011
WAC rivals duke it out on Friday night in San Jose in college football betting action, as the San Jose State Spartans host the Hawaii Warriors.
Every time the Warriors go on the road, they have to deal with some tremendous problems. First off, they’re virtually always relatively square on the NCAA football odds, and they have the longest road trips of any team in the WAC (save for potentially the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs). It’s difficult to prepare for this team because of this run and gun offense, but the truth of the matter is that it is a one dimensional ‘O’. However, QB Bryant Moniz is running this offense with stunning efficiency, resembling one of the quarterbacks right before him, QB Colt Brennan, one of the best players in the history of the school. Moniz has thrown for 1,578 yards and 15 TDs against just one pick. That’s a phenomenal TD/INT ratio in itself, but factoring in the fact that he has thrown a whopping 209 passes already is all the more impressive. Hawaii throws the ball 70 percent of the time, and to think that Moniz has only turned the ball over once in five games is incredible.
San Jose State hasn’t had a great year at 2-4, but at least it has won some games, something that it hasn’t been able to say a heck of a lot of the past couple of years. What’s more important though, is that the Spartans really are staying competitive. There has only been one game this year in which they have been beaten by more than two touchdowns, and that came against the Stanford Cardinal right at the start of the season. This offense is still iffy at 347.5 yards per game, but that’s a tremendous improvement from years past as well. The question is this one is whether RB Brandon Rutley is going to be in the backfield. He missed last week’s loss against the BYU Cougars, but he still leads the team in rushing with 519 yards and total touchdowns with six. Again, the defense has been iffy, but not as atrocious as it has been in years past. Allowing 414.5 yards per game is worse than reality, as the majority of the damage came in the team’s worst game against Stanford. We’d be surprised if Hawaii accounted for 400 yards on this offense without a truly amazing game by Moniz.
Hawaii Warriors @ San Jose State Spartans Pick: Home is where the heart is for the Spartans, and we think that they, at minimum, are going to stick around in this game. The WAC is wide open this year, and San Jose State is going to potentially make a real case to be in a bowl game by the end of the season.
College Football Pick: San Jose State Spartans +6 at Bookmaker Sportsbook.
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