Why Memphis Will Win The EasyPost Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii doesn’t have its backfield.
QB Chevan Cordeiro was the main man for the offense and ran a little, too, but now he’s a San Jose State Spartan.
RB Dae Dae Hunter led the team with 651 rushing yards and three scores, and now he’s a Liberty Flame.
There are still plenty of decent parts in the Hawaii mix, but this wasn’t an offensive powerhouse until the final two games of the year, and now it has to keep up with a Memphis team that’s going to wing it all around the yard.
The Tigers might have been inconsistent overall, and there isn’t too much of a running game for the Rainbow Warriors to worry about, but Seth Henigan and the passing attack should go off on one of the worst pass defenses in America.
If you wanted to throw on Hawaii, things worked just fine. The secondary allowed 290 yards per game isn Mountain West quarterback after Mountain West quarterback got fat on this group. However …
Why Hawaii Will Win The EasyPost Hawaii Bowl
Don’t discount just how feisty this Hawaii team is.
Yeah, it got hammered by the Colorado State offense – and won.
Yeah, it had to go to chilly Wyoming late in the season to get to six wins – and won.
This team went through a whole lot of adversity this year – from the stadium issues, to injuries, to the travel, to the rough second half of the slate – and it still managed to get to six wins.
To pull this off, though, it’s going to come down to the defense and its ability to take the ball away.
The offense might have lost its key guys, but the defensive side can hit, and it was able to force multiple takeaways in six straight games before coming up with just one in the win over Wyoming. Memphis doesn’t give the ball up a ton, but it’ll dabble in turnovers.