Analysis & Prediction: Hawaii vs New Mexico 10/21/2023

October 18, 2023


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Saturday’s NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the New Mexico Lobos takes place at University Stadium. Hawaii’s most recent game involved San Diego State. The Warriors ended up losing by a touchdown, dropping their record at 2-5 for this campaign. Regarding New Mexico, they just played San Jose State. Following a crushing defeat in that game, the Lobos’ overall record dropped to 2-4.


The Warriors have endured a rocky year thus far, however, they’ve faced some difficult competition along the way. Beating Albany, New Mexico State; and losing to Vanderbilt, Stanford, Oregon and UNLV.



On Saturday, the Warriors faced San Diego State at home. The Warriors had a 24-20 lead going into the final period but fell 41-34 after giving up 21 points after that. For the Warriors in that game against the Aztecs, QB Brayden Schager threw for 427 yards on 29 of 47 attempts, 3 touchdowns, along with an interception. On 4 occasions for a total of 24 yards, Nasjzae Bryant rushed the ball for an average of 6 yards per carry. Facing the Aztecs, Steven McBride had a total of 5 receptions for 157 yards, averaging 31.4 yards per catch.


In the initial 5 matches prior to the bye week, the Lobos had a shaky 2-3 record. The pair of victories came in extra time against Tennessee Tech and UMass. Otherwise, Wyoming, New Mexico State, and Texas A&M were victories for New Mexico during that time.


New Mexico State led San Jose State by a narrow margin at halftime in the match, 17-14. Yet, the Lobos lost 52-24 after giving up 24 straight points in the 3rd quarter. For the Lobos versus the Spartans, Dylan Hopkins finished 13 of 24 for 187 yards, with no touchdowns alongside an interception. Jacory Merritt ran for 68 yards on 17 carries and scored twice. D.J. Washington scored one touchdown while catching 3 passes totaling 60 yards and averaging 20.0 yards per catch.


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Hawaii vs New Mexico Game Information


    • Date: 10/21/2023
    • Time: 06:00 PM ET
    • Location: University Stadium.
    • How to Watch Hawaii vs New Mexico: ESPN
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