The University of Hawaii football team is 0-2 to start the season, and that’s not a surprise.
What may have been unexpected for some is that UH was still in the game late in the fourth quarter against both Washington and Oregon State before falling 17-16 and 38-30.
The frustrating thing for many fans is what appears to be regression in many areas instead of progress from the first game to the second game.
Overall defense, Ikaika Woolsey’s quarterback play, penalties, turnovers … some of the major areas where the Rainbow Warriors looked worse in the second game against the Beavers than the first against the Huskies. UH’s lack of overall team speed and offensive weapons to support Joey Iosefa and Quinton Pedroza were glaring — and now Iosefa is nursing an ankle injury and losing the burly running back for any length of time is disastrous for UH’s offense.
If special teams hadn’t come up with two huge plays early in the fourth quarter how would this have ended on the scoreboard?
So, as UH heads into what most (including I) projected as a winnable game against Northern Iowa, are fans confident the Warriors are improved from last year’s 1-11 team?
Is a change needed at quarterback?