Who’s going to win the 2016 Hawai’i Bowl? Check out the Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii prediction, game preview, history and scores.
Hawai’i Bowl Prediction, Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii Game Preview, History, Scores
Prediction & Game Preview To Come
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Middle Tennessee, Conference USA, 8-4
It stinks that star QB Brent Stockstill isn’t healthy and able to roll, but the offense kept it all going without him, closing out the year with a 77-56 win over Florida Atlantic. The team was good enough to win the Conference USA title, but inexplicably faltered late to UTSA and Marshall. Now the offense has to keep bombing away to make up for the mediocre defense.
Hawaii, Mountain West, 6-7
It wasn’t always pretty, but so what? The first season of the Nick Rolovich era is ending with a bowl game – the year is a success no matter what happens against Middle Tennessee. This isn’t the wild-and-crazy passing team it was back when Rolovich was under center, and the offense fell flat over the last month of the season, but the schedule worked out well. The Rainbow Warriors only have one win over a bowl team – Air Force, in overtime – but you’re supposed to beat the bad teams on the slate, and for the most part, they did that.
Hawai’i Bowl History, Results
Dec. 24, 2015 San Diego State 42 Cincinnati 7
Dec. 24, 2013 Oregon State 38 Boise State 23
Dec. 24, 2012 SMU 43 Fresno State 10
Dec. 24, 2011 Southern Miss 24 Nevada 17
Dec. 24, 2010 Tulsa 62 Hawaii 35
Dec. 24, 2009 SMU 45 Nevada 10
Dec. 24, 2008 Notre Dame 49 Hawaii 21
Dec. 23, 2007 East Carolina 41 Boise State 38
Dec. 24, 2006 Hawaii 41 Arizona State 24
Dec. 20, 2005 Nevada 49 UCF 48 (OT)
Dec. 24, 2004 Hawaii 59 UAB 40
Dec. 25, 2003 Hawaii 54 Houston 48 (3 OT)
Dec. 25, 2002 Tulane 36 Hawaii 28