Stephen Nover's CFB August Total of the Month
(NCAAF) Hawaii vs. UCLA, 08/28/2021 3:30 PM, Score: 10 - 44
Total: 68.50 | -115.00 Under
Result: Win
Both teams improved defensively last season and should be even better this year.

Hawaii has all of its key defensive starters back and added three potential starting transfers, including two in the secondary. The Rainbow Warriors surrendered an average of 27.6 points a game, their lowest figure in seven years. UCLA's offense could get off to a slow start since QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson missed the first few fall practices.

UCLA's defense gave up 30.7 points a game last season, down from the 34 points they allowed per game during the previous two seasons. The Bruins return 10 defensive starters. Hawaii QB Chevan Cordeiro is decent, but he's nothing great especially compared to previous star Rainbow Warrior QB's.