Even with Friday’s high expected to be 49 degrees with a low of 32, according to the Weather Channel, they’re temperatures Hawaii doesn’t find itself having to play in often. UW coach Craig Bohl is holding out hope for even more wintry conditions when the Cowboys host Hawaii at War Memorial Stadium come Friday night. I’d like to think for us it’d be zero degrees with the wind blowing sideways at kickoff, but I don’t know if that’s going to be the case,” Bohl said.
Whereas Nevada piled up 420 passing yards with its Air Raid attack, Hawaii has long used the run-and-shoot offense to rack up passing yards and points in bunches going back to the early 2000s under June Jones. The Warriors are on their fourth head coach since, though Hawaii, outside of Norm Chow’s West Coast days, has stuck to a pass-happy offense in which running the ball has largely been an afterthought.
Despite Hawaii winning the West Division in 2019, and Fresno State experiencing a down season, the Bulldogs still won 41-38 in Honolulu last November. Prepare for unpredictable results Let’s not pretend this isn’t a completely unusual circumstance. The pandemic initially canceled the 2020 Mountain West season, but ultimately just delayed it.