Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 24-10. WR Zane Pope has led the way so far for Fresno State, as he has caught four passes for two TDs and 106 yards.
The Bulldogs have been led by Pope, who so far has caught four passes for two TDs and 106 yards. Pope had some trouble finding his footing against the UNLV Rebels last Friday, so this is a step in the right direction.
Both Fresno State and Hawaii were victorious their last time out, but right now only Fresno State is in position to continue that streak. After we'll see if Fresno State has enough left in the tank to claim the victory or if the Rainbow Warriors will come out on top yet again.
No. 18 Fresno State @ Hawaii
Current Records: Fresno State 4-1; Hawaii 2-3
What to Know
The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will face off in a Mountain West clash at 11 p.m. ET Oct. 2 at Clarence T.C. Ching Complex. These two teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Fresno State was able to grind out a solid win over the UNLV Rebels last week, winning 38-30. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 14 to nothing deficit. QB Jake Haener and WR Jalen Cropper were among the main playmakers for the Bulldogs as the former passed for five TDs and 378 yards on 41 attempts and the latter caught ten passes for four TDs and 108 yards.
Fresno State's defense was a presence as well, as it got past UNLV's offensive line to sack the quarterback four times for a total loss of 21 yards. The heavy lifting was done by DT Kevin Atkins and LB Arron Mosby, who each racked up 1.5 sacks.
Meanwhile, Hawaii didn't have too much trouble with the New Mexico State Aggies on the road last week as they won 41-21.
Fresno State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last Friday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The wins brought the Bulldogs up to 4-1 and the Rainbow Warriors to 2-3. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Fresno State is stumbling into the game with the 198th most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 14 on the season. Hawaii has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 241st worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 19 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 11 p.m. ET
- Where: Clarence T.C. Ching Complex -- Honolulu, Hawaii
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Bulldogs are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Rainbow Warriors, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as an 11-point favorite.
Fresno State have won four out of their last six games against Hawaii.
- Oct 24, 2020 - Hawaii 34 vs. Fresno State 19
- Nov 03, 2019 - Fresno State 41 vs. Hawaii 38
- Oct 27, 2018 - Fresno State 50 vs. Hawaii 20
- Nov 11, 2017 - Fresno State 31 vs. Hawaii 21
- Nov 19, 2016 - Hawaii 14 vs. Fresno State 13
- Nov 14, 2015 - Fresno State 42 vs. Hawaii 14