Written and authored by NCAA Football Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.
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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the University of Hawaii football program is in good hands with second-year head coach Nick Rolovich.
The longtime University of Nevada offensive coordinator brings a new energy to the Rainbow Warriors and fans are excited again.
Hawaii won the finals three games of the 2016 season, including a 52-35 Aloha Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee in front of the home crowd.
Things didn’t start out well last season with losses to Cal and Michigan, giving up one hundred and fourteen points. Hawaii finished second in the Mountain West Conference, West division going 4-4.
Hawaii begins the season with a cross country trip to take of UMass on August 26th. The team will entertain Western Carolina before returning to the mainland to play UCLA at the Rose Bowl.
Conference home games include San Diego State, San Jose State, Colorado State, and Fresno State. Hawaii ends the regular season with a home game against BYU who does not belong to a conference.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors offense put up 391.3 points per game last season.
Junior College transfer Dru Brown (2,488) passing yards returns at the quarterback position. Brown got better as the season progressed and in the final two games threw zero interceptions.
The loss of their leading receiver could hurt a bit, but the coaching staff has some young talent in the fold.
Second-year offensive coordinator Brian Smith has four returning on the offensive line including All MWC tackle All-conference tackle Dejon Allen.
The units should be able to block as well as protect Brown in the passing game.
Running Back Diocemy Saint Juste over 1,00 yards rushing last season is one of the best in the Conference and should again surpass the thousand yards mark.
The key to success this season for the Hawaii offense is to pick up where they left off last season. However, they can’t become complacent.
The 2017 Hawaii defense needs work and first-year coordinator Legi Suiaunoa understands his role as he got a promotion within the system.
Last season the Hawaii defense ranked 112th in total yards per game. They also got gashed at the line of scrimmage allowing opponents 234.2 yards per contest on the ground.
The 37.3 points per games also were 113th in the FBS. Three starters return on the defensive line including tackles Penitito Faalologo, and Viane Moala.
Like most defensive lineman at Hawaii, they are huge in stature but are not light on their feet.
End Meffy Koloamatangi can rush the passer; he was honorable mention all conference selection last season. Junior inside linebacker Jahlani Tavai is the best player on the defense.
The secondary must cut down on allowing big plays in 2017. Two safeties return, but cornerback could be a problem.
Hawaii must get off of the field on third down and enable the offense to gash opposing defenses.
Bovada.Lv lists the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at +3,000 to win the 2017 Mountain West Conference Championship.
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