Houston vs. Hawaii prediction, pick, odds, line, live stream, TV channel, kickoff time for New Mexico Bowl
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Hawaii and Houston will square off in the New Mexico Bowl on Christmas Eve in what should be a fun afternoon matchup between the Mountain West and AAC. The game will look a little different this year, though. Local and regional COVID-19 restrictions in the Albuquerque area have forced the game to relocate to Frisco, Texas, just outside of Dallas.The Rainbow Warriors won two of their last three to close out the season, including a 38-21 win over UNLV to close out the regular season. They are led by sophomore quarterback Chevan Cordeiro. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has 1,941 passing yards and 450 rushing yards on the year, and has accounted for 18 touchdowns (11 passing, seven rushing) in eight games.The Cougars have had as chaotic of a year as any team in college football this season. Coach Dana Holgorsen's crew is 3-4 and had its first two games canceled before finally getting going on Oct. 8. The Cougars are giving up 5.9 yards per play this season, which has prevented them from staying in games on a consistent basis.The two teams have only met once before -- back in 2003 when Art Briles was in charge at Houston and June Jones at Hawaii. The Warriors won that game in a shootout 54-48. Will Friday's game be more of the same or will some defense prevail in Frisco? Let's take a closer look at the matchups and storylines to follow before making some expert picks both straight up and against the spread.