Hawai'i Bowl 2021

Hawaii Bowl: Memphis vs. Hawaii

It's basically just a regular bowl with pineapple on it.

Nicky G
Nicky G

Location: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (Honolulu)

Time: Dec. 24, 8 p.m. EST on ESPN

Teams: Memphis (6–6) versus Hawaii (6–7)

Line: Memphis -6.5

Summary

Hawaii, on their own island? On Christmas Eve? It's sort of not even fair.

Hawaii has some great playmakers on the defensive side of the ball who could feast on a struggling Memphis team. QB questions linger after Hawaii's Chevan Cordeiro entered the transfer portal, but backup Brayden Schager can more than hold his own against this patchwork Memphis defense.

Our Pick

Hawaii keeps it close all game and then rams in a late 4th quarter TD to steal a win, just as a Santa Claus in sunglasses flies overhead.

Take the underdog with confidence in the Hawaii Bowl, as their knack for forcing turnovers is going to be the difference.

The Score: Hawaii wins 28-24

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Nicky G

Dad of 3. WVian by birth. ATX for now.