Three words we are very happy about right now: enclosed press box. Sunny here at Hughes Stadium, but when the sun sets it will get very cold.
Temperature on field is 57 degrees 15 minutes before kickoff, but the mercury will go down fast.
While the Rainbow Warriors have had their problems on the road in recent years, cold weather hasn’t seemed to add to the aggravations too much. Last year in Laramie, Wyo., freezing temperatures didn’t slow down the UH offense … but the Warriors defense couldn’t stop anyone and Wyoming won 59-56.
Colorado State — 8-1 and unbeaten at home — is favored by between two and three touchdowns. UH (2-7) has not won on the road in its last 16 games and is coming off a 35-14 loss at home to Utah State.
While the dialogue around the program has been there is no money to fund a $750,000 buyout of Norm Chow (6-27 in three years), a surprise win here would help legitimize retaining him for a fourth season.
Hawaii should get a boost with the return of running back Joey Iosefa. But a UH win does not seem likely without some major breaks.
Wide receiver Rashard Higgins is warming up for the Aggies and we expect the nation’s leader in receiving yardage will at least try to play.