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Staff Predictions: Arizona vs. Hawaii picks the winner of Arizona vs. Hawaii

Ben White: Arizona didn’t take Grambling State seriously last week and while Hawaii has struggled on the defensive side of the ball, its offense can put up points. Starting quarterback Ikaika Woolsey struggled last week but as shown against Cal, Hawaii runs a vertical uptempo offense that requires defensive backs to be on their toes. 

Players like DaVonte’ Neal must play better in coverage and guys up front must find a way to generate pressure on Woolsey. Offensively, Arizona must put the ball the end zone early. In all, if the defense does its job and the offense finds a tempo in the first half, the Wildcats should have no problem with this one. 

Arizona 38, Hawaii 21 

Overall: 2-0

Cody James Martin: It is really hard to see how Arizona loses this game at home and coming off of two disappointing performances, but I wouldn't say it's not possible. The Wildcats have struggled on offense and with no indication that Anu Solomon is back in the lineup and off the field issues growing, I'm going to say that this one could be pretty close. 

Arizona has to come from behind again, but a defensive stop seals the win late. Dawkins shows improvement, but not enough to steal the starting job away.

Arizona 28, Hawaii 24

Overall: 1-1

Michael Luke: Quite frankly, Hawaii stinks. The quarterback play Is uneven at best while the running game can be effective in spurts.

The defense is also atrocious. Equipped with little talent,  the Rainbows can mix and match fronts all they want but it shouldn't be a problem for the Wildcats.

Brandon Dawkins will build off his big second half and put up big numbers on the ground and through the air.

Arizona 45 Hawaii 14

Overall: 1-1

Jason Scheer: Arizona knows it has to win this one going away for numerous reasons and I think it gets the job done. It shouldn’t matter if Solomon or Dawkins play because Hawaii is the worst tackling team Arizona will see all season.

I would expect the offense to get into a rhythm and for the offensive line to have its first above average game of the season.

Nick Wilson runs for 150 yards and J.J. Taylor finally gets some real carries as Arizona cruises into Pac-12 play.

Arizona 41, Hawaii 24

Overall: 1-1

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