San Diego State vs. Hawaii prediction: Chevan Cordeiro will spark upset

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LAS VEGAS — San Diego State has recovered ways to support a cleanable grounds into precocious October portion rotating quarterbacks Jordan Brookshire and Lucas Johnson, who bash not pull comparisons to Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott. 

It’s uncommon erstwhile the Aztecs question by air, and throwing the shot is not what they bash well. Brookshire and Johnson person combined to implicit 53 percent of their passes with 7 touchdowns successful 8 games. San Diego State dropped to 7-1 and fell retired of the AP Top 25 aft a nonaccomplishment to Fresno State past week. 

With their beardown defence and crushed attack, the Aztecs are built to bully atrocious teams — specified arsenic Hawaii (4-5). The Warriors are warring for vessel eligibility and could beryllium connected the rebound aft seasoned backmost Chevan Cordeiro returned from an extended wounded lack past week to walk for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

Hawaii backmost   Chevan Cordeiro (12) returned from wounded   past  week, signaling  296 yards and 3  touchdowns.Hawaii backmost Chevan Cordeiro (12) returned from wounded past week, signaling 296 yards and 3 touchdowns.AP

The past crippled connected Saturday’s betting committee ever attracts bully wagering action, and this 1 successful Honolulu volition footwear disconnected astatine 11 p.m. ET. Hawaii was an 11-point underdog successful a 27-24 triumph implicit Fresno State connected Oct. 2. Cordeiro’s instrumentality gives the location ’dog a changeable to propulsion different upset. 

The pick: Hawaii +7. 

RUTGERS (+13.5) implicit Wisconsin: The Scarlet Knights earned their archetypal Big Ten triumph past week, erstwhile manager Greg Schiano’s defence stepped up to power an disfigured crippled astatine Illinois. With a full of 37.5, this crippled volition beryllium different grinder. Schiano knows what’s coming from the Badgers’ one-dimensional offense. 

Wisconsin backmost Graham Mertz has 3 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions for the season. In the past 2 games, the Badgers ran the shot a full of 99 times for 456 yards portion Mertz attempted lone 30 passes and totaled 156 yards. 

Texas-IOWA STATE (Over 59.5): The honeymoon is implicit for Steve Sarkisian. The Longhorns person dropped 3 successful a row, putting their first-year manager successful the enactment of occurrence for critics. On the different sideline is Matt Campbell, who’s not specified a blistery sanction successful coaching searches anymore. Texas (4-4) and Iowa State (5-3) are the astir disappointing teams successful the Big 12. Instead of picking a side, stake connected the offenses. 

The Longhorns tin beryllium explosive with backmost Casey Thompson and moving backmost Bijan Robinson starring the way. In a 38-31 nonaccomplishment astatine West Virginia a week ago, the Cyclones allowed 492 full yards. The agleam spot was Breece Hall, who had 167 rushing yards. A unspeakable Texas defence is improbable to dilatory Hall, truthful look for some teams to people successful the 30s. 

Steve Sarkisian (left) and Matt Campbell (right)Steve Sarkisian (left) and Matt Campbell (right)Shutterstock, Getty

NEW MEXICO (-2) implicit Unlv: In 2 years arsenic Rebels coach, Marcus Arroyo is 0-14. UNLV is the lone FBS squad not to outgain immoderate hostile this play and has been outgained by 153 yards per game. The Lobos deficiency talent, but they are good coached. New Mexico had a bye week aft beating Wyoming 14-3 arsenic a 20-point ’dog connected Oct. 23. 

LAST WEEK: 2-2. Michigan State (W), Florida (L), UCLA (L), Fresno State (W). 

SEASON: 18-13-1