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June 16, 2019

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Vegas Play of the Day: Hawaii at Colorado State

UNLV Football Loss to Colo State

L.E. Baskow

Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo is feeling pretty good as his team scores a second touchdown early versus UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

The fifth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun’s sports staff is now under way, effective July 1.

Bankrolls start at $10,000 for each of the four participants, with the objective to increase it as much as possible over the next year. The minimum daily wager is $300, with a $200 penalty assessed for failing to place a bet on an assigned day.

Past winners are Case Keefer in 2017-2018, Ray Brewer in 2016-2017 and 2015-2016, and Taylor Bern in 2014-2015.

Colorado State minus-14 vs. Hawaii: $440 to win $400

It’s going to be a long season for Hawaii. The Warriors were in the nation’s bottom five or 10 teams last year with a 3-9 straight-up season where they were outscored by an average of more than 11 points per game.

It could get even worse this year after a slew of players ditched the program prematurely through transfers. Hawaii hasn’t named a starting quarterback and will be breaking in freshmen at several other spots on the field.

Colorado State has a lot more going for it. The Rams actually welcomed transfers, which should boost a team that returned a decent amount of production.

Colorado State underachieved last year, which has stock on it slightly down going into this year. But the Rams couldn’t have asked for a better opener to gain their bearings and come away with some confidence.

The first official Football Bowl Subdivision game of the year might not be pretty.

Current Standings: Keefer (8-3, $11,608), Grimala 6-2, $10,800), Granger (4-0, $10,255), Brewer (3-5, $8,000)

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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