The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors will represent the Mountain West Conference in the 2018 Hawaiʻi Bowl against Louisiana Tech of Conference USA on Saturday, December 22. Kick-off is 5:30 p.m., at Aloha Stadium.
Head coach Nick Rolovich led the Rainbow Warriors (8-5) to a five-win improvement from last season. Hawaiʻi, who finished as runners-up in their conference’s West Division, will make its eighth all-time Hawaiʻi Bowl appearance and second in the last three seasons. The Warriors defeated Middle Tennessee, 52-35, in Rolovich’s inaugural campaign.
“The University of Hawaiʻi is honored to be participating in the 2018 Hawaiʻi Bowl,” said UH Athletics Director David A.K. Matlin. “This is a special holiday tradition and an amazing experience for our student-athletes who continue to inspire our state. This game gives us one last chance to thank our fans for all the support they’ve given us throughout the season and a great send-off for our senior class.”
“We’re extremely proud to represent our university in the Hawaiʻi Bowl,” Rolovich said. “We’re also very excited to rekindle some old WAC (Western Athletic Conference) battles against a very talented Louisiana Tech team on December 22. It could very well be one of the more exciting games of the bowl season.”
Read more about the upcoming Hawaiʻi Bowl at University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Athletics.