NCAA Football Odds — Hawaii Gets One Last Shot at a Win Against Army

It has indeed been a trying year for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and coach Norm Chow. On Saturday night this team gets a chance to ease the pain a little as it takes on the Cadets of Army in college football betting action that is set to get underway at 11 PM ET (that’s 6 PM Hawaii time) at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Hawaii is 0-11 straight-up, although the ‘Bows are 6-5 against the football pointspread. Army is 3-7 straight-up and 4-6 against the football lines. The Cadets have one more game after this, and naturally it is against Navy.

NCAA football odds Courtesy Of Get That Bet USA Sportsbook

In the NCAA football odds on this game as posted at Get That Bet, Hawaii is the favorite in their season finale:
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -5
Army Cadets +5.5

Over 62 Points -110

Under 62 Points -110

Norm Chow is one of the most well-respected and well-traveled football coaches anywhere. He has held offensive coordinator jobs at BYU, North Carolina State, USC, UCLA and Utah, as well as the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. and he has worked with some fantastic people along the way, including many quarterbacks who reached the NFL, such as Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Ty Detmer, Steve Young and Mat Leinart.

He finally got his chance at a head coaching position when he was hired by the team located in his native Honolulu. To college football bettors, it seemed a great fit, as the team had been associated with some great passing attacks recently under June Jones. But there have been a lot of headaches. Last year brought a 3-9 record, and though some improvement had been hoped for in 2013, especially with Taylor Graham, an Ohio State transfer, coming in as quarterback, it hasn’t played out that way.

Chow had to let his offensive coordinator go right before the season, and wound up, in effect, taking those responsibilities himself. Graham has completed just 46% and has suffered through injuries, and Sean Schroeder has played most of the year at QB, though he wasn’t Chow’s first choice. In only one game has Hawaii yielded fewer than 30 points, and Get That Bet customers have seen them suffer through some tough defeats along the way. They lost to Fresno State, a team that was undefeated and a hopeful “BCS Buster” up until this weekend, by a 42-37 score. They also lost by two points to UNLV and by just a touchdown to Colorado State, which is going to a bowl. And they have lost the last two games in overtime – a 28-21 decision to San Diego State at home, where they blew a halftime lead, and a wild 59-56 loss at Wyoming, which was nip and tuck all the way.

Chow made some comments a few weeks ago that caused some controversy, when he told a reporter, “I’m not sure if I’m cut out for this head coaching thing.” He later said the comment was in jest and that he never wanted to leave. His future may be in some doubt, though his reputation suggests he deserves some time. He’s got a tough matchup here, against an Army squad – priced at +184 to win straight-up at Get That Bet  that leads the nation in rushing with almost 331 yards per game. Hawaii’s defense has permitted 4.4 yards per carry by opponents. But this Army team is very one-dimensional, and could be looking ahead to the highlight of their season, which takes place against Navy in two weeks’ time.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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