Vanderbilt football meets Hawai’i on Saturday in Honolulu. Here is your first look at Hawai’i.
By 14Powers SEC Football
Hawai’i Season So Far
This will be the first game of the season for Hawai’i. The Rainbow Warriors finished the 2021 season with a 6-7 record with wins over Portland State, two wins over New Mexico State, Fresno State, Colorado State, and Wyoming.
|09/03||W Kentucky||11:59 pm||Home|
|09/24||N Mex State||12:00 pm||Away|
|10/08||San Diego St||10:30 pm||Away|
|10/22||Colorado St||4:00 pm||Away|
|11/05||Fresno St||12:00 pm||Away|
|11/12||Utah State||11:59 pm||Home|
|11/26||San Jose St||3:30 pm||Away|
|Stat (per game)||Vanderbilt||Hawai’i|
|Total YDS Allowed||457.3||446.3|
|Pass YDS Allowed||264.3||290.0|
|Rush YDS Allowed||193.1||156.3|
Hawai’i Injuries and Suspensions
Challenges for Vanderbilt
The change in time zone will certainly be a challenge. The Vandy team left almost a week early to mitigate the change in time zone. The game will start at 9:30 pm ET which means the fourth quarter will begin at about 11:45 pm ET. Vandy has little to go on as far as scouting reports of Hawai’i. Vanderbilt may overlook the Rainbow Warriors. Of course in an opener that should never happen. However, Hawai’i has been somewhat portrayed by media and fan discussion as a terrible football team. In truth, this team won six games last season. They beat a Fresno State team that won 10 games and beat UCLA in Pasadena. Vandy can’t afford to overlook any of its opponents.
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 9:30 PM CT (10:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the CBSSN Network.