Let’s look at the small picture.
There are four regular-season games remaining. Forget the offseason, or next year, or even three weeks from now. What does UH need to do to beat Colorado State on the road?
Ikaika Woolsey actually had his best statistical game against Utah State, throwing for 356 yards. Quinton Pedroza caught eight passes for 123 yards. Keelan Ewaliko showed he was a vertical threat — once — on a 54-yard catch. But the Warriors committed too many penalties, most notably the one that nullified Scott Harding’s punt return for a touchdown. Of UH’s 79 offensive plays, 16 required the Warriors to go at least 11 yards for a first down, including five first-and-long situations. The defense allowed a true freshman to complete his first 12 passes, including all 11 in the first half, and another true freshman to rush for 150 yards.
Again, forget long term. What does UH need to do this week?