Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hawai'i vs. Tulsa

Hawaii's wide-open offense faces one of the worst pass defenses in the nation against Tulsa in the Hawaii Bowl.

Hawaii offense vs. Tulsa defense
• QB Bryant Moniz pilots a Hawaii offense that's thrown the ball twice as much as it has run this season, and that pass-to-run ratio could be even more lopsided in this game because Tulsa ranks 119th nationally in pass defense (305.7 ypg). The Golden Hurricane have been plagued by breakdowns in coverage and must disrupt Moniz's rhythm to mask its deficiencies on the back end. Hawaii's pass protection has been leaky at times and Tulsa will bring pressure from different areas of the field, but Moniz has shown that he can locate his hot read and get the ball out of his hands quickly when teams have blitzed. He is also a poised pocket passer who locates the open man and spreads the ball around when the protection is sound, so Tulsa has to get home on the blitz or it could be in for a long day.