TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 19: Runningback Taimi Tutogi #31 of the Arizona Wildcats celebrates with a flag after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 31-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Hawaii Warriors have announced they have scheduled a home-and-home series with the Arizona Wildcats. The First game will take place on Aug. 31, 2019 at will be played at Aloha Stadium, and the return game will be at Arizona on Sept. 5, 2020.
This is a good game for Hawaii to schedule since they seem to always try to have at least one Pac-12 opponent on the schedule. Athletic director Jim Donovan talked about scheduling Arizona:
"We continue to try and schedule Pac -12 opponents on a home and home basis," Donovan said, "and we're proud to announce Arizona as our most recent addition. They have a great program and we have mutual history because Dick Tomey was the head coach for both schools for so many years. We don't often play in Tucson so it will be nice treat for our fans in that area of the country."
Arizona's athletic director Greg Byrne didn't really add much in their announcement of the game outside of saying it is a great opportunity and a great game for the fans.
This will be the first time the two teams have played since 1998 when Arizona won on the road at Hawaii 27-6. Arizona is also 4-0 all-time against Hawaii.
This is type of the opponents that Mountain West teams should be scheduling if they want to get ranked high enough and content for a major bowl or get into the new four-team playoff. Arizona is not a game that is going to be a guarantee loss for Hawaii, but it is a game that Hawaii can realistically win and it will be considered a quality victory.
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