The University of Hawaii men’s football team plays games in the West Division of the Mountain West Conference (MWC). The Rainbow Warriors, as this team is known, have not always played well. In fact, the team that calls “Paradise” home has had many more losing seasons than winning ones.
Last year, the Rainbow Warriors managed to win only four games while losing nine. The squad’s record in Conference games was less than satisfactory. The Rainbow Warriors were only able to win three games of the eight games they played.
Head Coach Norm Chow, now in his fourth year, is committed to improving this school’s football program. The University of Hawaii actually got off to a very good start in the still-young 2015 Season. The team opened its year at home on September 4th, beating the University of Colorado by a score of 28-20. The following week, on September 12th, the Rainbow Warriors traveled to top-ranked Ohio State University and were soundly defeated by a score of 38-0.
There was no shame in that loss. In fact, the University of Hawaii bounced back the next week when, on September 19th, it toppled the University of California-Davis at home by a score of 47-27.
There are still many games left on the schedule, some of which will be home contests. For instance, the Rainbow Warriors will host San Diego State University on October 10th, the Air Force Academy Falcons on October 31st, Fresno State University on November 14th, San Jose State University on November 21st and the University of Louisiana Monroe on November 28th.
There are several tough road games on the University of Hawaii’s remaining schedule. These include visits to the 22nd ranked Wisconsin Badgers (the game is being played today, September 26th), Boise State University on October 3rd, the University of New Mexico on October 17th, the University of Nevada on October 24th and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) on November 7th.
It’s a tough schedule, but the Rainbow Warriors have been playing well and scoring lots of points most of the time. If they continue to play as they have in the past few games, the University of Hawaii can win its share of football contests.
In truth, this island football team might even be able to win six or more games this season. If that happens, the Rainbow Warriors will become bowl eligible and might receive an invitation to a bowl game.
It probably wasn’t expected when the 2015 Season began, but it can happen. And if it does, the Rainbow Warriors and Coach Chow will consider this to be a “breakout season.”
Courtesy of Lostangelesblog.com