Through 3 Quarters

Only one more quarter stands between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 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 UNLV Rebels 35-21.

Hawaii has been led by QB Chevan Cordeiro, who so far has accumulated 220 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 92 yards. Cordeiro has put himself on the highlight reel with a 54-yard TD scramble in the first quarter. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace LB Darius Muasau and his ten tackles.

RB Charles Williams has led the way so far for UNLV, as he has rushed for two TDs and 139 yards on 19 carries. This nimble footwork stands out as the first time Williams has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.

The Rainbow Warriors' lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

UNLV @ Hawaii

Current Records: UNLV 0-5; Hawaii 3-4

What to Know

The UNLV Rebels watched the action from their couches last weekend, but are set to take to the field. UNLV and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will face off in a Mountain West battle at 11 p.m. ET Saturday at Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. The Rebels need to shore up a defense that is allowing 38 points per contest.

The evening started off rough for UNLV two weeks ago, and it ended that way, too. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 45-14 walloping at the Wyoming Cowboys' hands. UNLV was down 38-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for UNLV, but QB Max Gilliam led the way with one touchdown.

Meanwhile, Hawaii came up short against the San Jose State Spartans last week, falling 35-24. QB Chevan Cordeiro put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for two TDs and 238 yards on 42 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 36 yards.

The Rebels are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-4-1 ATS when expected to lose.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 11 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium -- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • TV: Spectrum
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Rainbow Warriors are a big 19-point favorite against the Rebels, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Rainbow Warriors slightly, as the game opened with the Rainbow Warriors as a 21.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Hawaii and UNLV both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Nov 16, 2019 - Hawaii 21 vs. UNLV 7
  • Nov 17, 2018 - Hawaii 35 vs. UNLV 28
  • Nov 04, 2017 - UNLV 31 vs. Hawaii 23
  • Nov 07, 2015 - UNLV 41 vs. Hawaii 21