Police might not be investigating the point-shaving claims at Hawaii, but Covers.com sure as hell is. We’re taking a look back at some of the Warriors’ past outings, many of which smell fishy once you throw the possibility of point shaving into the mix.Hawaii at Washington – Sept. 10
The Huskies opened as 3-point home favorites and were bet up to as high as a touchdown before the line dropped to -4.5 at most markets. The Orleans in Las Vegas went as low as -3.5 before kickoff.
Hawaii cut Washington’s lead to 38-32 on a touchdown with 1:39 remaining, but the following extra point was blocked and returned by the Huskies for two points, putting the home side ahead by eight and just covering for anyone who had UW -7.Hawaii at UNLV – Sept. 17
Point shaving in Las Vegas? Seems like a bad movie plot. The line for this game danced around, with UNLV opening around +19.5 and moving up to +20.5 before money on the Rebels dropped the spread to as low as +17 before kickoff. The moneyline for UNLV got as high as +1,000 around town and closed at +700, which turned out to be the biggest score from this game.
The Warriors looked bad from the get-go and finished the game with four fumbles. The Runnin’ Rebels rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard TD run from Tim Cornett in the first quarter, and shocked their home fans with a 40-20 win. Hawaii’s offense, which ranks 112th in rushing, mustered just six yards on the ground – its lowest total this season.Hawaii at San Jose State – Oct. 14
Hawaii opened around a touchdown favorite and was bet down to as low as -5 at some Vegas books for this Friday night game. The moneyline remained steady, with the home side priced around +200 to win outright.
Much like the Washington and UNLV games, the Warriors struggled on special teams. They fumbled on a kickoff, giving the Spartans a 23-yard fumble recovery touchdown, and allowed another blocked extra point to be returned for two points before San Jose State scored a go-ahead TD with 36 seconds left to win 28-27.
Hawaii had three fumbles in the game and QB Bryant Moniz was picked off three times. He also had a pick-six brought back due to a penalty on the return.New Mexico State at Hawaii – Oct. 22
The Warriors opened around 21-point favorites and were bet up to 23.5 before kickoff. The total also made moves, climbing from 57.5 to as high as 61 points.
Hawaii had a 39-20 lead at the 11:32 mark of the fourth quarter, but failed on a two-point conversion run. The Warriors would again go for two, up 45-26, but Moniz couldn’t complete the pass. Both conversions would have put Hawaii up by 21 points – pushing with the opening number. The Warriors gave up 14 points in the fourth quarter, to hold on for a 45-34 victory. Hawaii at Idaho – Oct. 29
Offshore books opened Hawaii as an 8.5-point favorite, which was bet down to -7 before money came back on the Warriors to close around -7.5
Hawaii fumbled the ball five times in this ugly game, losing it to the Vandals twice. Moniz also threw an interception and was stripped for one of those lost fumbles, with Idaho taking the ball 70 yards for the score. Thanks to those turnovers, the spread was never really in sight for Warriors backers with Hawaii squeaking out a 16-14 win on a late field goal.Utah State at Hawaii – Nov. 5
The Wynn, the first book to post weekly college football lines, opened the Warriors as 7.5-point home chalk on Sunday, Oct. 5 around 3 p.m. PT. By lunchtime the next morning, the line was down to 3.5. The line remained steady at most markets, with some closing at -4. Utah State went from +145 to +155 with moneyline action coming in on the home side.
Hawaii jumped out to a 28-7 lead in the first half and was ahead 31-14 in the third quarter before giving up big scoring plays of 37 and 71 yards, allowing the Aggies to score 21 unanswered points and complete the comeback with a 35-31 victory that burned Warriors bettors.Hawaii at Nevada – Nov. 12
This spread moved all over the board, opening with the Wolf Pack as 12.5-point home faves. The number climbed as high as -16.5, before bettors bought back Hawaii and moved the spread to two touchdowns.
The Warriors lost Moniz to a leg injury in the first quarter, leaving backup Shane Austin to handle the offense. Hawaii tied the score at 14-14 in the second quarter and trailed by seven heading into the final frame. But the Warriors allowed 14 points in the fourth quarter to lose 42-28 and paid out early-bird bettors who swooped in and got Nevada between -12.5 and -13.5.Fresno State at Hawaii – Nov. 19
Hawaii was as high as -6 without its starting QB, and was bet down to -4.5 for last weekend’s late-night matchup. Fresno State was priced as high as +190 on the moneyline, coming down to +170 by kickoff.
The Warriors battled back from 17 points down to take the lead at 6:28 in the third quarter, but the defense allowed another big scoring pay, watching the Bulldogs pull ahead 24-21 on a 43-yard touchdown pass to open the fourth quarter. Fresno State would hold on to the lead and win SU and ATS in Aloha Stadium, snapping the Bulldogs three-game losing skid.