'Bows hope to build on win as QB job is up in the air

'Bows hope to build on win as QB job is up in the air

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Enough with the moral victories.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors can now finally enjoy a real one.

After two weeks of close losses to Pac-12 teams, the 'Bows put it together Saturday night to erase that zero in the wins column with a 27-24 defeat of Northern Iowa.

Coach Norm Chow says it's hopefully the start of something special.

While it is a W, it wasn't pretty.

Not a lot in the way of offensive production as there were a total of 26 punts. 

The Hawaii defense held Northern Iowa to 55 rushing yards and accounted for an early touchdown that proved to be one of the difference makers in the game.

As for the UH offense, it took a while to get into rhythm.

Ikaika Woolsey threw for 188 yards, only five of which were in the second half.

Therefore, he was pulled midway through the third quarter for Jeremy Higgins.

He only racked up 37 yards, but directed two scoring drives.

Now, heading into week 4, there's a quarterback competition.

"I thought Jeremy did a terrific job coming in," Chow said  "He's a veteran. He understands and he's always ready to go."

Chow wouldn't tip his hand as to whether Higgins is the starter heading into next week's game at Colorado.

"I have no idea," Chow said. "I need to look at the film. I'll be looking at the film early in the morning. We'll make that decision later." 

Hawaii returns to practice Tuesday morning.