Hawaii is 1-1 after opening the season with a disappointing 44-10 loss to the UCLA Bruins and bouncing back with a 49-35 victory over Portland State. In Hawaii’s victory over Portland State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro threw for over 300 yards with three touchdowns and was intercepted once. The Rainbow Warriors also got it done on the ground with Dae Dae Hunter rushing for 128 yards and one touchdown. Hawaii has not reported any injuries.
Oregon State started its regular season with a disappointing 30-21 loss on the road to the Purdue Boilermakers. Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan did not throw a touchdown and completed 10 of 16 passes for 157 yards. Nolan was playing in place of starting quarterback Chris Gebbia who was sidelined with a hamstring injury and his status is still unknown for Saturday’s home opener against Hawaii. Oregon State has no injuries other than Gebbia being questionable.
Hawaii Passing Game Improved in Week 2Through the first two games of the season Hawaii is 1-1 and the Rainbow Warriors are lacking in defense, but the offense has held its own. Hawaii scored only 10 points against a much better UCLA team but bounced back to put 49 points up on the board against Portland State. Chevan Cordeiro has 525 yards passing, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The Hawaii quarterback has been sacked six times in just two games. Dae Dae Harris has rushed for 148 yards and scored one touchdown. Nick Mardner has 132 yards receiving and one touchdown and Calvin Turner Jr also has 132 yards receiving. Hawaii is averaging 147.0 yards rushing and 274.0 yards receiving and is scoring an average of 39.5 points per game.
On defense, linebacker Darius Muasau is the leading tackler with 12, while defensive back Khoury Bethley has 10. Defensive lineman Jonah Laulu is the leader in quarterback sacks with 2.0 and two players have one interception apiece. Hawaii's currently ranked 112th in team defense allowing an average of 39.5 points and 434.5 yards per game with 160.5 rushing and 274.0 yards passing
Offense starts sluggish for Oregon StateThe Oregon State Beavers scored 21 points in their opening game of the season but did not score 14 of those points until the final quarter. Quarterback Chance Nolan threw for just 157 yards, while the leading rusher through one game is Trey Lowe with only 27 yards, as Oregon State has gained only 78 yards rushing while passing for 285 yards. Trevon Bradford leads all Oregon State receivers with 75 yards.
After one game, Oregon State is 89th in the country in team defense allowing an average of 30.0 points and 401 yards per game. The Beavers are allowing an average of 88.0 yards rushing and 313.0 yards passing per game. The leading tacklers for Oregon State are linebackers Omar Speights with 12 and Avery Roberts with 10. Two players for Oregon State have 0.5 sacks each and defensive back Jaydon Grant has Oregon State's only interception.
- Oregon State is 5-1 ATS in the last six against a Mountain West Conference team
- The Beavers are 13-6 ATS in the last 19
- Hawaii is 1-4 ATS in the last five
- The Rainbow Warriors are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 on the road against a team with a losing record at home