Hawaii at Oregon State: 9/11/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Oregon State Beavers (0-1) vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers -11 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Oregon State Beavers face off on Saturday in a Week 2 college football showdown at Reser Stadium. These two teams last faced off in 2019 and Hawaii came away with the 31-28 victory.
Hawaii is one of the few teams that has played two games already this season and they sit with a 1-1 record. Hawaii opened up their season with a 44-10 defeat at the hand of UCLA before defeating Portland State 49-35 in the last game. The offense looked better in the last game, but it’s very clear that the defense is going to be an issue with this team this year. Under center for Hawaii is Chevan Cordeiro and in the last game, he completed 18 of his 25 passes for 305 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Running back Dae Dae Hunter finished with 16 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown.
On the other side of this matchup is the Oregon State Beavers who opened up their season against Purdue and they were defeated 30-21. The offense struggled for most of that game for Oregon State before putting up 14 points in the 4th quarter to make it a game. The big question for Oregon State heading into this game is who will be under center. Sam Noyer completed 10 of his 21 passes for 94 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Chance Nolan came in to replace him and he completed 10 of his 16 passes for 157 yards. Whoever is under center is going to need to attack a defense that isn’t very good.
Hawaii is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against the Pac-12. Oregon State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS loss. The over is 17-8 in Hawaii’s last 25 non-conference games. The over is 5-1 in Oregon State’s last six home games.
Hawaii’s defense is awful, but they do have a strong offense, something they proved in the last game. Look for Oregon State to run up the score, but Hawaii will also keep pace with the offense. It might not be enough to cover the spread, but it’s going to be enough to push this game over the total.