For the third time in four weeks, the University of Hawai’i football team will travel for a road game, this time to Arizona of the Pac-12 for Saturday’s non-conference match-up at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. Kick-off is 7:45 p.m. PT (4:45 p.m. HT).
After already logging 19,000 miles for its first two trips, UH will tack on another 5,800 round-trip miles to Phoenix along with a 100-mile bus ride to Tucson for its third road game against a Power 5 opponent.
UH and UA will meet for the fifth time and second in Tucson. The Wildcats (1-1) have won each of the four meetings, including the only previous time in Arizona in 1952. The teams last met in 1998 with UA prevailing 27-6 at Aloha Stadium.
When: Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016
Time: 7:45 p.m. PT/4:45 p.m. HT
Where: Tucson, Ariz.
Stadium: Arizona Stadium (56,029)
Television: Televised live nationally on the Pac-12 Network (Digital Ch. 232 and HD Ch. 1232) and Hawaiian Telcom Pay-Per-View (Ch. 1031), with Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play), Anthony Herron (analyst) and Kate Scott (sidelines).
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game live with Bobby Curran (play-by-play) and John Veneri (analyst). Chris Hart and Gary Dickman host the “Countdown To Kickoff” beginning at 2:45 p.m. HT, and also the halftime show. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, KTOH on Kaua’i, and KNWJ in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Video Streaming: Available through the Pac-12 app.
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am.com
Live Stats: ArizonaWildcats.com
Series Information: Fifth all-time meeting. Arizona leads 4-0
The Rainbow Warriors are coming off its first win of the season, a 41-36, home victory of UT Martin…both UH and Arizona had to overcome double-digit deficits in the second half to defeat FCS opponents this past weekend…UH plays its second Pac-12 team in the first four games of the season. The ‘Bows fell to Cal, 51-31, in the season opener in Sydney, Australia on Aug. 26…this will be UH’s third time on the road in the first four games. The Rainbow Warriors have already logged in 19,000 miles with trips to Ann Arbor, Mich., and Sydney, Australia…this will be just the second visit to Tucson for UH and the first since 1952…UH is 1-8 in its last nine meetings versus Pac-12 squads dating back to 2012. The lone win during the stretch game in the 2015 season opener versus Colorado (28-20)…UH has dropped its last 12 non-conference road games with its last win coming at Army in 2010.
The Wildcats are 1-1 on the year with a 18-16 loss to BYU and a 31-21 win over Grambling State…in its last game, Arizona trailed Grambling State, 21-3, at halftime, put pitched a 28-0 shutout after the break to escape the upset loss…redshirt sophomore Brandon Dawkins, starting in place of injured Anu Solomon, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, all in the second half, and Arizona rallied from an 18-point deficit…the Wildcats forced six Grambling State turnovers in the second half…head coach Rich Rodriquez is in his fifth season and holds a 34-21 record at the school. The school has reached a program-record four straight bowl games under Rodriguez…linebacker Paul Magloire Jr., who ranks second on the team with 12 tackles, is on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given to the top defensive player in the country…the Wildcats were picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South in the preseason media poll.
This will be the fifth meeting between the teams and just the second in Arizona. Arizona won the last meeting in Tucson, 57-7, in 1952…the teams last met 18 years ago, in Honolulu, when former Rainbow Warrior skipper Dick Tomey led the Wildcats to a 27-6 win in the 1998 season opener…Tomey coached the Wildcats for 14 seasons (1987-2000), compiling a school-record 95 wins. He also coached the Rainbow Warriors for 10 seasons (1977-86) and resigned as the program’s then-winningest coach with 63 wins, since surpassed by June Jones (76).