4. The Hawaii offense will eventually work a lot better
It’s not like it was awful this year, but it can do a whole lot more once all the pieces are in place and with more experience.
Head coach Nick Rolovich reintroduced the run-and-shoot to the program, and that’s what got the Rainbow Warriors here. However, QB Cole McDonald wasn’t right – he was beaten up a bit against the Louisiana Tech pass rush, and he was off all game – and Chevan Cordeiro didn’t have a whole lot of luck, either.
But there will be more of this over the coming years in late December …
With star WR John Ursua out, the O was missing the main target and sure-thing playmaker. The Hawaii quarterbacks threw for just 168 yards and two touchdowns with three picks, there wasn’t any running game to help out, and that was it.
Hawaii was able to hang around for a half – holding a 7-3 halftime lead – but the offense on the other side showed up out of the locker room.