Hawaii football fans experienced a tough season filled with heartbreaking losses. The Rainbow Warriors finished the 2022 season with a 3-10 record. Hawaii was challenged each week and could never get into a groove. Hawaii’s offense and defense was inconsistent throughout the season. Hawaii’s offense finished 104th in the country and averaged 342.8 yards per game. Hawaii’s defense finished 114th in the country and allowed 438. 2 yards per game. Both sides of the ball didn’t complement each other. There were multiple occasions when fans left the T.C. Ching Athletics Complex disappointed.
Hawaii entered the season wanting to win the Mountain West. Hawaii finished fifth in the Mountain West Western division. Timmy Chang’s team believed they could compete in the Mountain West. However, the Rainbow Warriors struggled to compete and lost to top teams in the Mountain West.
Hawaii football highs
Timmy Chang’s team only had success during three games. The highs of the season came against Duquesne and Utah State. Hawaii earned its first victory against Duquesne 24-14. Hawaii was 0-3 going into the game and Timmy Chang earned his first win. Hawaii’s other victories came against UNLV and Nevada. The season was over when Hawaii played UNLV but the Rainbow Warriors fought to win the game.
Another highlight of the season came against Utah State. Despite losing 41-34 Hawaii’s offense had a strong performance. Brayden Schager passed for 306 yards and threw 2 touchdowns. Hawaii rushed for 235 yards as well. The game went back and forth and Hawaii showed a lot of fight. If Timmy Chang’s team could have played better throughout the season they would have won more.
Hawaii football lows
Hawaii struggled to win games early in the season. The Rainbow Warriors gave up 63, 49, and 56 points to begin the season. Football games are physical and tough. Teams have to handle the storm and find ways to win games. Unfortunately, Hawaii couldn’t answer the bell and compete with good football teams. Hawaii was dominated on multiple occasions. The majority of Hawaii’s games ended the same way. Hawaii never found ways to win games.
Timmy Chang and his coaching staff have to recruit well this off-season. Chang experienced the trials and tribulations of a head coach. Recruiting is critical for Hawaii’s football program. Hawaii’s coaching staff has to persuade athletes to join their program. Hawaii also has to keep its athletes at home.
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