HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Call it old school. Call it fresh.
Whatever it is, the Rainbow Warriors say their retro uniforms are a tribute to the past that gives them the strength to move forward.
"I'm stoked, man," said UH defensive end Beau Yap. "Those things are just awesome. It means a lot especially for guys of my dad's era. Uncle Al Noga, guys like that. It just means a lot to wear the Rainbow again."
The Bows are hoping their retro look also brings in a win. Although, the last time a team wearing the Rainbow striped attire produced a win came was back in 1998, June Jones' first season as a head coach.
Meanwhile, San Diego State comes to town having won five of it's last six games. The streak is a product of SDSU's power ground game. Running backs Adam Muema and Donnel Pumphrey have combined for 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns.
"They have good running backs and it allows them to throw the football," said Rainbow Warriors head coach Norm Chow. "They struggled early, but they have a very well coached team. That's going to be a very huge challenge for us."
UH back Joey Iosefa will be an equally tough challenge for the Aztecs. The junior racked up 191 yards on 35 carries in his return from injury and picked up 18 of Hawaii's 28 first downs against Navy.
The team needs a repeat performance by their offense in order to avoid its first season with double-digit losses in 15 years.
Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.