Oddsmakers expect a competitive game between MWC opponents when the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (2-5) visit the New Mexico Lobos (2-4) on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at University Stadium (NM). New Mexico is a 2.5-point underdogs. A 60-point over/under is set for the contest.
Tune in to Spectrum Sports to see the Rainbow Warriors take on the Lobos.
Rainbow Warriors vs. Lobos Game Info
- Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
- Time: 6:00 PM ET
- Channel: Spectrum Sports
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Venue: University Stadium (NM)
Rainbow Warriors Insights
- The Rainbow Warriors are putting up 357.6 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 91st in the FBS. On defense, they rank 76th, allowing 380.6 yards per contest.
- Despite having a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 11th-worst in the FBS (35.6 points allowed per game), the Rainbow Warriors have had more success on the other side of the ball, ranking 94th in the FBS by putting up 23.9 points per game.
- Hawaii owns the 46th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (212.7 allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best with 299.9 passing yards per game.
- While the Rainbow Warriors’ run defense ranks 104th with 167.9 rushing yards allowed per game, they’ve been worse on offense, ranking worst (57.7 rushing yards per game).
- In addition to a 45.7% third-down conversion rate allowed on defense, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS, Hawaii has put up the 107th-ranked third-down conversion rate (34.4%) on offense.
- The Rainbow Warriors have forced four total turnovers (125th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (114th in the FBS) to register a turnover margin of -9, the third-worst in college football.
- New Mexico has sputtering on defense, ranking 20th-worst with 424.5 total yards allowed per game. It has been more effective offensively, regstering 391.0 total yards per contest (68th-ranked).
- New Mexico has been sputtering defensively, ranking 14th-worst with 34.5 points allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, compiling 27.8 points per contest (71st-ranked).
- From an offensive angle, the Lobos are putting up 221.0 passing yards per game (81st-ranked). They rank 88th in the FBS on defense (240.5 passing yards given up per game).
- New Mexico’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, ceding 184.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 52nd with 170.0 rushing yards per contest.
- With a 41.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense, the Lobos rank 55th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 87th, allowing a 40.6% third-down rate.
- New Mexico sports a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, fourth-worst at -7.
Rainbow Warriors Leaders
- Brayden Schager ranks seventh in the FBS with 2,088 passing yards through seven games this year, averaging 298.3 per game with a 63.2% completion percentage and 17 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) against eight interceptions.
- Steven McBride has 35 catches for 626 yards and six TDs. In seven games, he is averaging 5.0 catches and 89.4 yards per game.
- In seven games played, Pofele Ashlock is averaging 76.1 yards and 6.6 receptions per game to total 533 receiving yards and 46 catches. He’s been targeted 70 times, and has four receiving touchdowns.
- Jacory Merritt averages 81.3 rushing yards per game this year (488 total yards), while scoring nine rushing touchdowns.
- Merritt’s contributions include five receptions (0.8 per game) on five targets for 74 yards (12.3 per game), but he has not found the endzone through the air.
- Dylan Hopkins has 1,176 passing yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. His completion percentage is 55.9% and he averages 196.0 yards per game and 7.7 per attempt.
- Hopkins also has one rushing touchdown and 94 rushing yards (fifth on the Lobos).
- Devon Dampier has thrown for 134 yards this year, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He is completing 78.6% of his attempts while averaging 22.3 yards per game and 9.6 per attempt.
- Dampier has also rushed for one touchdown and 114 yards (fourth on the Lobos).