A 1-3 record is nothing to gush over, but when you think about what this University of Hawaii football team went through last season, it's a vast improvement.
During last year's bye week, the 'Bows were winless through six games.
This time around, the team is walking around much more confident.
Hawaii used this time to lick its wounds and game plan for the rest of the season.
For the next nine Saturdays, the 'Bows will be playing every week and five of those games are on the road.
Players are feeling good heading into Mountain West slate, mostly because of their play against three Pac-12 teams.
The captains say the bye pays dividends mentally and helps the team hit a reset button.
"You can't get mad because you can't think on the field," defensive lineman Beau Yap said. "You'll blow your assignments, so you have to be a really focused mindset and just very determined and just have the fire under you to get your job done and then do the extra to help out the team."
UH returns to practice on Tuesday and will play Rice next Saturday.
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