For the second consecutive week, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warrior wide receiver Pofele Ashlock was named the Mountain West’s Freshman of the Week after another standout performance in the team’s loss to Stanford on September 1. After UH’s first two games of the season, Ashlock leads the nation (Football Bowl Subdivision) with 241 yards receiving and has three receiving touchdowns among his team-best 15 receptions.
Against the Cardinal, the Euless, Texas native eclipsed 100-yards receiving for the second straight week becoming the first UH freshman to accomplish that feat in the Division I era. Ashlock finished with a team-best eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He is also the first Rainbow Warrior player to surpass 100-yards receiving in the first two games of a season since 2018 (John Ursua).
Ashlock’s first score was a 7-yarder in the second quarter that tied the game at 7. He later hauled in a 16-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The freshman also reeled in a 38-yard catch in the third quarter, his third 30+ yard reception of the season.
- Related UH News story: UH wide receiver named Mountain West freshman of the week, August 29, 2023
UH will remain in Honolulu to host Albany of the Football Championship Subdivision’s Coastal Athletic Association on September 9 at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.