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Hawaii Bowl

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were one of only 16 teams in the nation to finish the regular season with over 40 points per game on offense. The Blue Raiders will take their high-powered offense into a road environment when they take on the Hawaii Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl.

Kickoff: Saturday, December 24 @ 8 p.m. ET
Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Additional Read: Hawaii vs Middle Tennessee Betting

2016 Hawaii Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
HawaiiNot Available
Middle TennesseeNot Available
Over/UnderNot Available

Odds at Bovada

Team Records
Middle TennesseeC-USA8-46-4-28-4

Hawaii Bowl Matchup

The biggest question mark heading into this bowl game will be the status of Middle Tennessee's sophomore quarterback Brent Stockstill. Stockstill passed for 2,703 yards and 26 touchdowns with just five interceptions through Middle Tennessee's first eight games, leading the team to a 6-2 SU and 4-2-2 ATS record over that stretch. That impressive run of play came to an end in Middle Tennessee's 45-25 loss to UTSA as Stockstill left the game with a broken collarbone.

With seven weeks separating the day of the sophomore star's injury on November 5 from the Hawaii Bowl on December 24, Stockstill hopes to return but his status remains in doubt. The Blue Raiders will turn to freshman John Urzua to start if Stockstill is unable to go. Urzua has eight passing touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.

Sitting at 4-7 SU and 5-5 ATS through 11 games, the Warriors were in serious jeopardy of missing out on a bowl bid for the sixth consecutive season. But with narrow wins over Fresno State and Massachusetts, Hawaii earned a trip back to the postseason and its first appearance in the Hawaii Bowl since 2010. The Warriors are 3-3 SU in six all-time appearances in this bowl game.

Taking on the first head coaching job of his coaching career, Nick Rolovich did an excellent job in turning around a team that went 3-10 SU and ATS just one year ago. Hawaii improved to 6-7 SU and 5-8 ATS this season thanks in large part to an uptick on offense, going from 118th in the nation with 17.6 points per game in 2015 to 81st with 26.5 points per game in 2016.

With or without Brent Stockstill, the Blue Raiders will have the clear talent edge on the offensive side of the ball in the Hawaii Bowl. Middle Tennessee is 0-4 SU and ATS in its last four games played in the month of December, but this group is good enough to break that losing streak.

Hawaii Bowl Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Hawaii's last seven games in December.
  • Hawaii is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against teams with winning records.
  • Hawaii is 0-6 SU in its last six games after consecutive wins.
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last six games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Middle Tennessee's last seven games.
  • Middle Tennessee is 0-4 SU and ATS in its last four games in December.

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Hawaii Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
1995Aloha BowlUCLA30Kansas51+5KANSASKANSAS
1996Aloha BowlNavy42California38-1NAVYNAVY
1997Aloha BowlWashington51Michigan State23+5WASHWASH
1998Aloha BowlColorado51Oregon43-4.5COLOCOLO
1999Aloha BowlWake Forest23Arizona State3-3.5WAKEWAKE
2000Aloha BowlBoston College31Arizona State17-3.5BOST.CBOST.C
2002Hawaii BowlTulane36Hawaii28-14.5TULANETULANE
2003Hawaii BowlHouston48Hawaii54-11HOUSTOHAWAII
2004Hawaii BowlUAB40Hawaii59-3HAWAIIHAWAII
2005Hawaii BowlNevada49Central Florida48+4UCFNEVADA
2006Hawaii BowlArizona State24Hawaii41-8.5HAWAIIHAWAII
2007Hawaii BowlEast Carolina41Boise State38-11.5E.CARE.CAR
2008Hawaii BowlNotre Dame49Hawaii21-2.5NOTRDNOTRD
2009Hawaii BowlSouthern Methodist45Nevada10-11SMUSMU
2010Hawaii BowlTulsa62Hawaii35-10.5TULSATULSA
2011Hawaii BowlNevada17Southern Miss24-9NEVADAS.MISS
2012Hawaii BowlSMU42Fresno State10-13SMUSMU
2013Hawaii BowlOregon State38Boise State23+4OSUOSU
2014Hawaii BowlFresno State6Rice30EvRICERICE
2015Hawaii BowlSan Diego State42Cincinnati7-2.5San Diego StateSan Diego State
2016Hawaii BowlMiddle Tennessee-Hawaii-   
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