1. HAWAII WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
There’s a whole lot more experience, and the Nick Rolovich era should start to blossom in its fourth season, but the line play still has to be better.
The offense will throw for a bazillion yards, but the defense has to not give up a bazillion and one, especially on the ground. The defensive line rotation has to be nastier, there has to be more third down stops, and …
The offense has to keep on cranking on a consistent basis.
And that’s what it all comes down to. The defense will always be a bit of an issue, but with the scheme in place, and the parts there who know how to run it, it has to go from fantastic to unstoppable. It can, but again, the line has a lot to do with that.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 6
Can the team pull off a few big road wins?
It’s not going to win at Washington, and it’ll be a struggle to hang with Nevada and Boise State, but beating New Mexico and UNLV on the road could be a must considering how many good teams are coming to Honolulu.
Arizona, Oregon State, Air Force, Fresno State, San Diego State and Army are all going to be good enough to beat the Rainbow Warriors, but going at least 4-3 against that group is a must to be assured of a bowl game.
No matter how the final record turns out, it’s going to be another fun ride.