3 Bold Predictions for the Hawaii Bowl

Looking ahead to the 2023 Hawaii Bowl, here are three bold predictions.
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December 23rd should be one of the happiest days for college football fans. With games starting at noon and the last game starting at 10:30, fans are going to be able to see multiple games at once. There will be two games being played at 7:30, and then the headliner of the evening is the Hawaii Bowl. This bowl game is between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and San Jose State Spartans. The Spartans are predicted by ESPN analytics to have 57.7% of winning this game over the Chanticleers in Honolulu. There are a lot of good things that fans are going to see throughout this game with the sights on the field and off the field. 

Here are some predictions that fans should be looking out for in this edition of the Hawaii Bowl and records that could be made as well. 

3. Sam Pinckney will Reach 1,000 Yards Receiving

In college football, what is considered the biggest weapon on the offensive side? Quarterback? Offensive line? Running back? Tight End? Wide Receiver? The Chanticleers will be looking for a huge game from their wide receiver Sam Pinckney. Ever since Pinckney transferred from Georgia State to Coastal, he has been the number-one option for McCall and the other quarterbacks in the system. Pinckney broke the NCAA record of most consecutive catches and looks towards having a dynamic game due to Jared Brown announcing his transfer to South Carolina. 

In his first year at CCU, Pinckney nearly had a 1,000-yard receiving season and he has 904 yards this year and is looking to add to this. Pinckney is going to be going against a Spartans defense that locks down the passing game, but the 6 '4 frame can cause problems for any of the cornerbacks that the Spartans will throw at him. Fans should be ready to hear the commentators say Pinckney’s name for a catch and see him have 100 yards receiving to make history with having a 1,000-yard season as a Chanticleer.