The Wyoming Cowboys and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will play for the 24th time in the two schools’ histories when they kick off Saturday, October 6th at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The two teams will be competing for the Paniolo Trophy for the 23rd time. Saturday’s game is scheduled to kick off at 10 p.m. (6 p.m., Hawaii Time) from Honolulu.
Wyoming enters Saturday’s game with a 2-3 overall record and an 0-1 record in the Mountain West Conference. Hawaii is 5-1 and 2-0 in the Mountain West. The Cowboys early schedule featured five consecutive teams who all earned postseason bids a year ago in New Mexico State, Washington State, Missouri, Wofford and Boise State. Boise State was ranked 25th in the country when the Cowboys played them last week and are 24th in this week’s Amway Coaches Poll. Washington State, Missouri and Hawaii are all receiving votes in this weeks Associated Press Media Poll.
While Hawaii is the Cowboys first opponent this year who didn’t play in postseason last year, the Rainbow Warriors come into this week with five victories in their first six games. Hawaii’s five wins have come against Colorado State, Navy, Rice and Duquesne and San Jose State in a five overtime win last week. The Rainbow Warriors one loss came on the road at Army.