2016 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team

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2016 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football
Hawaii Warriors logo.svg
Hawaii Bowl champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionWest Division
2016 record7–7 (4–4 MW)
Head coachNick Rolovich (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Smith (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorKevin Lempa (1st of 2nd stint, 4th overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumAloha Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Wyoming xy   6 2         8 6  
Boise State x   6 2         10 3  
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Utah State   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 San Diego State xy$   6 2         11 3  
Hawaii   4 4         7 7  
Nevada   3 5         5 7  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   3 5         4 8  
Fresno State   0 8         1 11  
Championship: San Diego State 27, Wyoming 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team represented the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first year head coach Nick Rolovich, who replaced Norm Chow.[1] They played their home games at Aloha Stadium. They were members of the Mountain West Conference in the West Division.

With their 52–16 loss to Boise State on November 12, the team clinched their sixth straight losing regular season, a new school record. However, with a 14–13 victory over Fresno State the following week, they won their fourth conference game, their most since joining the Mountain West. It also snapped a string of five straight losing conference seasons. In addition, with the win against UMass, Hawaii became bowl eligible for the first time since 2010, because of the lack of eligible teams.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 264:00 PM[s 1]vs. California*
ESPNL 31–5161,247
September 36:00 AMat No. 7 Michigan*ESPNL 3–63110,222
September 106:00 PMUT Martin*Oceanic PPVW 41–3623,900
September 174:45 PMat Arizona*P12NL 28–4750,116
October 16:00 PMNevada
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Honolulu, HI
Oceanic PPVW 38–1723,593
October 811:30 AMat San Jose StateOceanic PPVW 34–1716,837
October 156:00 PMUNLVdagger
Oceanic PPVL 38–4131,287
October 229:00 AMat Air ForceOceanic PPVW 34–27 2OT29,132
October 296:00 PMNew Mexico
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Honolulu, HI
Oceanic PPVL 21–2823,964
November 52:00 PMat San Diego StateCBSSNL 0–5541,644
November 122:00 PMNo. 24 Boise State
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Honolulu, HI
CBSSNL 16–5222,731
November 192:00 PMat Fresno StateOceanic PPVW 14–1326,951
November 266:00 PMUMass*
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Honolulu, HI
Oceanic PPVW 46–4022,739
December 243:00 PMMiddle Tennessee*
ESPNW 52–3523,175

All attendances at Aloha Stadium are in tickets sold.

Notes
  1. ^ Game date and time are listed in Hawaii Time. Sydney is on Australian Eastern Standard Time, which at game time was 20 hours ahead of Hawaii Time.

Game summaries[edit]

vs California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 14 0 10 7 31
Golden Bears 17 17 7 10 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 1994 HAW, 21–7

Calling the game for ESPN: Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti (from Bristol) and FOX Sports Australia's NRL host Warren Smith (live on-site). It was produced by FOXTEL (FOX Australia).

at #7 Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 0 3 3
#7 Wolverines 14 21 21 7 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1998 MICH, 48–17

Calling the game for ESPN: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, and Dr. Jerry Punch. The 110,222 in attendance is the largest crowd to ever attend a University of Hawaii football game. The previous record for attendance was 107,145 during a game against Ohio State at the Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015.

Tennessee–Martin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 10 7 7 12 36
Rainbow Warriors 7 7 14 13 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 7 0 7 14 28
Wildcats 20 14 10 3 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1998 ZONA, 27–6

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 3 0 14 17
Rainbow Warriors 3 14 21 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–12 2015 NEV, 30–20

at San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 3 21 0 10 34
Spartans 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–19–1 2015 SJSU, 42–23

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 14 3 17 41
Rainbow Warriors 7 14 3 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–10 2015 UNLV, 41–21

at Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 10 3 777 34
Falcons 7 0 6 770 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–13–1 2015 AF, 58–7

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 14 0 7 7 28
Rainbow Warriors 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–9 2015 UNM, 28–27

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 14 13 14 14 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–19–2 2015 SDSU, 28–14

On the call for CBS Sports Network: Rich Waltz, Eric Davis, and Cassie McKinney.

#24 Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Broncos 14 21 10 7 52
Rainbow Warriors 0 3 3 10 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2015 BSU, 55–0

On the call for CBS Sports Network: Rich Waltz, Adam Archuleta, and Cassie McKinney.

at Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 7 0 7 14
Bulldogs 0 7 3 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–26–1 2015 FRES, 42–14

Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 3 10 13 14 40
Rainbow Warriors 10 14 9 13 46
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Middle Tennessee–Hawaii Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 14 21 10 7 52
Blue Raiders 14 7 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1993 HAW, 35–14

Calling the game for ESPN: Chris Cotter, Mark May, and Maria Taylor.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Hawaii
Alma mater
Nick Rolovich Head Coach 7 Hawaii (2004)
Kevin Lempa Defensive Coordinator 4 Southern Connecticut State (1974)
Mayur Chaudhari Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach 1 UC Davis (2002)
Sean Duggan Linebackers Coach 1 Boston College (2014)
Abe Elimimian Secondary Coach 2 Hawaii (2004)
Kefense Hynson Wide Receivers Coach 1 Willamette (2003)
Chris Naeole Offensive Line Coach 4 Colorado (1997)
Brian Smith Run Game Coordinator / Running Backs Coach 6 Hawaii (2005)
Craig Stutzmann Pass Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 2 Hawaii (2002)
Legi Suiaunoa Defensive Line Coach 1 Nevada (2002)
Bubba Reynolds Strength and Conditioning 1 Humboldt State (2011)

Roster[edit]

2016 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football

Quarterback

  • 11 Ikaika Woolsey – Redshirt Senior (6'1, 215)
  • 13 Cole McDonald – Freshman (6'4, 205)
  • 15 Aaron Zwahlen – Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 16 Beau Reilly – Redshirt Sophomore (6'6, 190)
  • 17 Cole Brownholtz – Sophomore (6'4, 210)
  • 18 Kyle Gallup – Freshman (6'2, 210)
  • 19 Dru Brown – Sophomore (6'0, 200)

Tailback

  •  4 Steven Lakalaka – Senior (5'10, 210)
  •  6 Paul Harris – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 190)
  • 21 Freddie Holly III – Freshman (6'0, 210)
  • 22 Diocemy Saint Juste – Redshirt Junior (5'8, 195)
  • 29 Genta Ito – Junior (5'8, 195)
  • 33 Melvin Davis – Senior (6'2, 235)
  • 47 Kaiwi Chung – Redshirt Sophomore (5'11, 240) (FB)
  • 48 Ryan Tuiasoa – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 210)

Wide receiver

  •  9 Devan Stubblefield – Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 190)
  • 10 Makoa Camanse-Stevens – Senior (6'4, 205)
  • 12 Keelan Ewaliko – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 200)
  • 14 Marcus KempSenior (6'4, 200)
  • 23 Dylan Collie – Redshirt Sophomore (5'10, 175)
  • 24 Samson Anguay – Senior (5'7, 170)
  • 30 Davine Tullis – Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 31 Frank Abreu – Redshirt Junior (6'0, 200)
  • 34 Nic Tom – Freshman (5'9, 180)
  • 35 Don'Yeh Patterson – Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 175)
  • 45 John Ursua – Redshirt Freshman (5'10, 165)
  • 80 Ammon Barker – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 215)
  • 81 Kalakaua Timoteo – Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 84 Isaiah Bernard – Senior (6'1, 190)
  • 88 Kalei Letoto – Senior (5'10, 190)
  • Marcus Armstrong-Brown – Junior (6'3, 195)

Tight end

  •  7 Metuisela `Unga – Junior (6'5, 240)
  • 82 Davasyia Hagger – Redshirt Junior (6'6, 230)
  • 85 Andrew James-Ho – Redshirt Junior (6'2, 240)
  • 86 Dakota Torres – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 245)
  • 95 Sione Kauhi – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 250)
 

Offensive lineman

  • 50 Dejon Allen – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 290)
  • 51 John Wa‘a – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 315)
  • 56 Elijah Tupai – Redshirt Junior (6'4, 315)
  • 57 J.R. Hensley – Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 310)
  • 60 Chris Posa – Junior (6'4, 290)
  • 64 Fred Ulu-Perry – Sophomore (6'2, 305)
  • 65 Asotui Eli – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 315)
  • 66 Eperone Moananu – Sophomore (6'2, 290)
  • 67 Josh Hauani‘o – Freshman (6'4, 300)
  • 70 Luke Clements – Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 300)
  • 71 King James Taylor – Freshman (6'4, 305)
  • 72 Matt Norman – Redshirt Junior (6'5, 270)
  • 73 Austin Webb – Redshirt Freshman (6'8, 310)
  • 74 RJ Hollis – Redshirt Senior (6'4, 295)
  • 78 Leo Koloamatangi – Redshirt Senior (6'5, 310)

Defensive lineman

  •  3 David Manoa – Redshirt Junior (6'3, 240)
  •  5 Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea – Redshirt Senior (6'3, 240)
  •  8 Penitito Faalologo – Redshirt Junior (5'11, 300)
  • 45 Tevarua Eldridge – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 230)
  • 49 Manly Williams – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 220)
  • 63 Taaga Tuulima – Freshman (6'2, 280)
  • 70 Joey Nu'uanu-Kuhi'iki – Freshman (6'3, 260)
  • 75 Kory Rasmussen – Redshirt Senior (6'2, 295)
  • 77 Alesana Sunia – Freshman (6'3, 305)
  • 89 Cole Carter – Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 91 Samiuela Akoteu – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 320)
  • 92 Maxwell Hendrie – Freshman (6'4, 245)
  • 93 Isaac Liva – Freshman (6'5, 230)
  • 94 Ka‘aumoana Gifford – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 275)
  • 96 Kaimana Padello – Freshman (6'0, 205)
  • 97 Meffy Koloamatangi – Redshirt Junior (6'5, 240)
  • 98 Viane Moala – Freshman (6'7, 270)
  • 99 Zeno Choi – Sophomore (6'3, 260)
  • Netane Muti – Freshman (6'4, 275)

Long snappers

  • 62 Brodie Nakama – Senior (5'9, 225)
 

Linebacker

  •  2 Jerrol Garcia-WilliamsRedshirt Senior (6'2, 230)
  • 10 Jeremiah Pritchard – Freshman (6'0, 210)
  • 22 Ikem Okeke – Freshman (6'0, 220)
  • 27 Solomon Matautia – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 230)
  • 31 Jahlani Tavai – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 235)
  • 38 Malachi Mageo – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 210)
  • 40 Dany Mulanga – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 200)
  • 41 Noah Borden – Sophomore (6'1, 215) (+LS)
  • 44 Russell Williams Jr. – Junior (6'1, 230)
  • 52 Dalton Gouveia – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 225)
  • 53 Dayton Furuta – Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 230)
  • 54 La'akea Look – Freshman (6'0, 225)
  • 58 Rashaan Falemalu – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 230)
  • 59 Max Broman – Redshirt Junior (6'1, 220)
  • 88 Tumua Tuinei – Redshirt Sophomore (5'9, 210)

Defensive back

  • 11 Jamal Mayo – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 185)
  • 13 Keala Santiago – Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • 15 Daniel Lewis Jr. – Junior (5'11, 180)
  • 16 Kalen Hicks – Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 18 Rojesterman Farris II – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 19 Jalen Rogers – Redshirt Senior (6'1, 200)
  • 20 Zach Wilson – Freshman (5'11, 170)
  • 21 Damien Packer – Redshirt Senior (5'11, 210)
  • 24 Mykal Tolliver – Freshman (6'0, 175)
  • 25 Austin Borengasser – Redshirt Freshman (6'2, 205)
  • 26 Dejaun Butler – Senior (5'11, 180)
  • 28 Cameron Hayes – Redshirt Freshman (5'11, 180)
  • 33 Tyrus Tuiasosopo – Freshman (6'4, 180)
  • 37 Austin Gerard – Redshirt Junior (6'1, 195)
  • 39 Trayvon Henderson – Redshirt Junior (6'0, 200)
  • 42 Scheyenne Sanitoa – Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • Eugene Ford – Freshman (6'2, 185)

Placekicker

  •  1 Rigoberto SanchezSenior (6'1, 190) (+P)
  • 69 Stephen Yaffe – Freshman (5'11, 185)

Punter

  • 46 Alex Trifonovitch – Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 83 Stan Gaudion – Freshman (6'3, 210)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsai, Stephen (November 1, 2015). "Chow Let Go by University of Hawaii". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved March 4, 2016.