2019 Mountain West Football Title Game: Boise State Heavy Favorite Over Hawaii
Broncos are looking to go 2-0 over the Warriors this year.
Boise State a two-touchdown favorite?
The 2019 Mountain West title game is this week and it is a rematch between Boise State and Hawaii. This will mark the second time these two have played this year and the first matchup saw the Broncos easily top the Warriors, 59-37.
That final score was not as close as the final score indicated as Hawaii scored 16 points in the fourth quarter when Boise State started to play backups, including third-string quarterback Jaylen Henderson.
With that first matchup in the books and how these two teams have played since then, it comes as no shock that Boise State is a big favorite to win its second title in three years. The shock is that the Broncos are a 15-point favorite and also the over/under is surprisingly low at 63.5.
The large line is due to the 21-point win Boise State had over Hawaii, the Broncos have just one loss since then, and the Warriors have suffered two defeats which include an odd loss to Fresno State.
The Hawaii offense has the potential to keep up with Boise State when it is clicking on all cylinders but when the Warriors have faced good defenses like Boise State and San Diego State, Hawaii has not played all that well. Also, to consider is that the Warriors are splitting quarterbacks with Cole McDonald and Chevan Cordeiro, but a counter is that Boise State is playing its third-string quarterback.
There is no doubt that Boise State should be the favorite but 15 points seem a little bit high. We will see how that line changes leading up to Saturday’s kick.