Hawaii wrapped up camp with a game like experience for its final scrimmage. The team made it as close to as a real game as possible with a complete officiating crew and going a full four quarters — the final being a running clock — and also game pregame and halftime routines.
The offense got going early on with a pair of touchdowns, but after that the defense stepped up its performance.
"It was very successful, everything from our appreciation of the new turf to the setup of the equipment and the headsets, to the communication by the coaches and the effort of the players," head coach Nick Rolovich said. "The whole day from start to finish, they were dialed in and that's a really good sign; it means they care."
Getting in a scrimmage like this before breaking camp before they travel to the Southern hemisphere in Sydney, Australia, was a must to get prepared for their unique opener vs. Cal.
There were no comments on the quarterback play and perhaps Rolovich is keeping that close to the vest as to not tip his hand against Cal. There are four vying for the starting spot and they are Ikaika Woolsey, Aaron Zwahlen, Cole Brownholtz and Dru Brown.
Stephen Tsai of the Star-Advertiser had stats from the scrimmage on the quarterbacks.
Aaron Zwahlen was 9-of-14 for 128 yards. He tossed a 22-yard scoring pass to slotback Dylan Collie.
Dru Brown was 12-of-17 for 130 yards.
Cole Brownholtz was 4-of-6 for 26 yards. He displayed his perimeter speed with his 5-yard sprint on third-and-4.
Woolsey completed 12-of-19 passes for 100 yards, including a 20-yard TD to slotback John Ursua.
Woosley was named a captain for this team but Rolovich did not say him being named one of four captains was an indicator of him being the starting candidates. However, it is widely expected that Woosley is a front runner.
Ursua stood out quite a bit in the scrimmage and could emerge as a key receiving weapon for the Warriors. In addition to his 20-yard touchdown pass from Woosley, he was targeted nine times and caught five passes for a total of 80 yards.
Camp is now in the books for the Warriors and they now get ready for their opener against Cal on Friday Aug. 26.