New Mexico Bowl Hawaii / Houston
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Houston Cougars (3-4) vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (4-4)
Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Hawaii heading here to the mainland for Thursday's bowl game and face a Houston Cougar's team that could be without many players. Dual threat QB Chevan Cordeiro can do it on the ground, but to have a chance to win against Houston will need to get that passing attack started early. In a big win against Nevada, Cordeiro hooked up with WR Calvin Turner 10 times for 77 yards, while rushing for 62 yards. Not the season Dana Holgorsen's team expected, but a ton of cancellations and matchups against tough teams have resulted in some of the losses. Cougars have played only once since mid-November and there could be some rust from this Houston team. Overall, I think the Warriors are more motivated to play in this game and it wouldn't shock me if Hawaii wins this one outright. Take the points with Hawaii and maybe sprinkle a little action on the money line.