HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2015 University of Hawaii football schedule is now complete after the Mountain West announced its league slate, Monday. The Rainbow Warriors will play seven home games and six road games in 13 consecutive weeks, the first time in its Division I era that UH will not have a bye week.
After opening its season at home against Colorado (Sept. 3), UH will then play five of its next seven games on the road, including non-conference contests at defending national champion Ohio State (Sept. 12) and Big Ten runner-up Wisconsin (Sept. 26). In between those games is a non-conference home game against UC Davis (Sept. 19).
The Rainbow Warriors open MW play at Boise State (Oct. 3), then hosts San Diego State (Oct. 10) before returning to the continent for consecutive league games against New Mexico (Oct. 17) and Nevada (Oct. 24). UH hosts Air Force on Halloween (Oct. 31) before the much-anticipated UNLV game in Las Vegas on Nov. 7. The 'Bows close out the regular season with three straight homes games against Fresno State (Nov. 14), San Jose State (Nov. 21), and Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 28).
The scheduling format for the 12-member Mountain West consists of five intra-divisional games and three cross-divisional contests. This is the third year of the initial four-year cycle in which each member institution will play every other Mountain West opponent home and away. In 2015, the cross-divisional opponents will flip from the first two years, with teams playing their new opponents from the other division.
The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Today's release represents the first phase in the 2015 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will now initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times, along with the picks for regional partner ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders.
The 2015 season marks head coach Norm Chow's fourth with the Rainbow Warriors. UH finished 4-9 in 2014 and fourth in the MW's West Division.
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
9/3/2015 Colorado Aloha Stadium 7:00 p.m.
9/12/2015 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio TBA
9/19/2015 UC Davis Aloha Stadium TBA
9/26/2015 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. TBA
10/3/2015 at Boise State* Boise, Idaho TBA
10/10/2015 San Diego State* Aloha Stadium TBA
10/17/2015 at New Mexico* Albuquerque, N.M. TBA
10/24/2015 at Nevada* Reno, Nev. TBA
10/31/2015 Air Force* Aloha Stadium TBA
11/7/2015 at UNLV* Las Vegas, Nev. TBA
11/14/2015 Fresno State* Aloha Stadium TBA
11/21/2015 San Jose State* Aloha Stadium TBA
11/28/2015 Louisiana-Monroe Aloha Stadium TBA