The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (2-7) are 3.5-point underdogs in a road MWC matchup with the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-6) on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Mackay Stadium. The game has a 50-point over/under.
The Wolf Pack’s matchup against the Rainbow Warriors will be available on SPEC.
Wolf Pack vs. Rainbow Warriors Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
- Time: 4:00 PM ET
- Channel: SPEC
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Reno, Nevada
- Venue: Mackay Stadium
Wolf Pack Insights
- The Wolf Pack rank 15th-worst in total offense (312.9 yards per game) and sixth-worst in total defense (459.6 yards per game allowed) this season.
- With 18.0 points per game (seventh-worst) and 32.6 points allowed per game on defense (21st-worst), the Wolf Pack have been struggling on both sides of the ball this year.
- With 181.1 offensive passing yards per game (23rd-worst) and 281.5 passing yards allowed per game on defense (eighth-worst), Nevada has been playing poorly on both sides of the ball this year in the passing game.
- The Wolf Pack have the 99th-ranked rushing offense this year (131.8 rushing yards per game), and they’ve been worse on defense, ranking 24th-worst with 178.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Nevada ranks 22nd-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.3%), but has been better on defense, ranking 93rd with a 41.3% third-down percentage allowed.
- With 10 forced turnovers (55th in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (84th in the FBS), the Wolf Pack’s -1 turnover margin ranks 74th in college football.
Rainbow Warriors Insights
- Hawaii ranks 101st with 344.9 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 93rd with 396.4 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball.
- Hawaii has struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking 23rd-worst in points (20.9 per game) and seventh-worst in points surrendered (36.2 per game).
- The Rainbow Warriors’ pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, piling up 287.8 passing yards per game (21st-best) this season. Defensively, they rank 48th by allowing 213.9 passing yards per game.
- Hawaii has plenty of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks worst in rushing yards per game (57.1) and 17th-worst in rushing yards surrendered per game (182.6).
- In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been ugly for the Rainbow Warriors on both offense and defense, as they are compiling a 32.2% third-down conversion rate (15th-worst) and allowing a 48.7% conversion rate (fifth-worst).
- Hawaii has forced four turnovers this season and have turned it over 15 times, leading to a -11 turnover margin that is second-worst in the FBS.
Wolf Pack Leaders
- Brendon Lewis has 1,074 passing yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He has completed 55.5% of his attempts, averaging 134.3 yards per game and 5.6 per attempt.
- He has tacked on 418 rushing yards (52.3 per game) and three touchdowns on the ground.
- Sean Dollars’ rushing output this season includes 286 yards and three TDs. He’s averaging 40.9 yards per game and 3.2 per attempt (313th in the FBS).
- Jamaal Bell has one touchdown catch this season, and has 29 receptions for 251 yards on zero targets, while averaging 3.6 catches and 31.4 yards per game.
Rainbow Warriors Leaders
- Through nine games played this year, Brayden Schager has racked up 2,548 passing yards (sixth-best in the FBS), while throwing 19 touchdowns (ninth in the FBS) against 12 interceptions and completing 63.0% of his passes.
- Steven McBride has 723 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 42 receptions, while being targeted zero times.
- Pofele Ashlock has totaled 572 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 51 receptions, while being targeted zero times on the season.