Someone will come away with their first win of the season when Northern Iowa visits Aloha Stadium in Honolulu to take on Hawaii. UNI, ranked No. 11 in the FCS Coaches Poll, dropped its opener at Iowa two weeks ago, 31-23, while the Rainbow Warriors are 0-2 after a tough 38-30 loss to Oregon State. This will be the first meeting between the Panthers and Warriors.
You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: Midnight ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Oceanic Pay-Per-View
Hawaii has won its last eight games against FCS opponents, with its last loss coming in 2004 to Florida Atlantic.
The Rainbow Warriors are 0-2 all-time against current members of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Hawaii has outscored its opponents 26-0 in the fourth quarter this season, allowing 95 yards of total offense and seven passing yards.
Seven of the Warriors’ 13 losses over the last two seasons have been by eight points or less.
Hawaii and UNI are linked by Stan Sheriff, who is in both schools’ halls of fame. Sheriff coached football at UNI for 23 years and was athletic director for 13 before going to Hawaii as AD for 10 years until his death in 1993.
Joey Iosefa scored a career-high three rushing touchdowns against Oregon State and has scored in six straight games dating back to last season.
Linebacker T.J. Taimatuia had his first career interception against the Beavers and also had a sack.
When Lance Williams blocked a punt in the fourth quarter, it was the Warriors’ first punt block since October 2012.
The third quarter was tough on Hawaii last season, as they were outscored 132-49 in the third period in 2013.
Sophomore Marcus Kemp set new career highs with five receptions and 102 receiving yards against Oregon State.