San Jose State vs Hawaii Prediction - College Football Picks 10/29/23

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (2-6) vs San Jose State Spartans (3-5)

Game Info: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 12:00 am (Clarence T.C. Ching Complex)

Betting Odds: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +10.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose State Spartans will play the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday night at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawaii. San Jose State has won two games in a row, while Hawaii has lost three games in a row. 

San Jose State Preview

The San Jose State Spartans are 3-5 (2-2) this season after they defeated Utah State by a score of 42-21 last week. San Jose State was tied at 14 at the half, but they out scored Utah State by a total of 28-7 in the second half for the win. The Spartans out gained Utah State by a total of 370-264 and forced three turnovers in the game. San Jose State’s only other FBS win came against New Mexico in the game before Utah State. The San Jose State offense is scoring 32.8 points per game with 227.3 passing yards per game and 161.3 rushing yards per game, while going 41.5% on third downs. Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 1,738 yards, 11 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Spartans this season. Kairee Robinson has rushed for 573 yards and 11 scores, while Nick Nash has caught 31 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns. The San Jose State defense is giving up 30.9 points against per game this year. 

Hawaii Preview

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 2-6 (0-3) this year after they lost to New Mexico by a score of 42-21 in their last game. Hawaii trailed 28-14 at halftime and was only able to score seven points in the second half for the loss. The Rainbow Warriors were out gained by a total of 429-403 and turned the ball over four times in the game. Hawaii’s only two wins of the season came against Albany and New Mexico State. The Hawaii offense is averaging 23.8 points per game with 305.5 passing yards per game and 56.6 rushing yards per game, while going 32.1% on third downs. Brayden Schager has thrown for 2,433 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for the Rainbow Warriors this year. Jordan Johnson has rushed for 198 yards, while Steven McBride has caught 40 passes for 701 yards and eight scores. The Hawaii defense is allowing 36.4 points against per game this season.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Team Facts

  • Hawaii has lost each of its last four games in October.
  • Hawaii has failed to cover the spread in each of its last four games as an underdog.
  • Hawaii has lost the first half in each of its last three home games against conference opponents.
  • Each of Hawaii's last four games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

San Jose State Spartans Team Facts

  • San Jose State has won 12 of its last 13 October games as a favorite.
  • The favorite has covered the spread in six of San Jose State's last seven games.
  • Seven of San Jose State's last eight road games in October have gone OVER the total points line.


San Jose State had a very tough start to the season, but they have won two conference games in a row and have scored 94 points in those two games. Hawaii only has one FBS win this season and they have allowed 41+ points in three straight games. Hawaii does move the football and can put up some points, but they just can’t keep up with their terrible defense. I think San Jose State is going to have a huge day in this one and I think they are going to run away with this game. Take the Spartans here. 

David’s Pick San Jose State -10.5

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