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UH wants to score 75 TDs, average 42 pts per game this season

UH wants to score 75 TDs, average 42 pts per game this season

The University of Hawaii Football, and specifically new offensive coordinator Don Bailey, is raising the bar this season. Bailey says he wants the team to score 75 touchdowns and average 42 points per game this season.

In 2014 the Rainbow Warriors averaged just 20.9 points per game amassing 31 touchdowns.  But, if anyone can turnaround the program at Hawaii, it is Bailey.  As an associate head coach at Idaho State he transformed the Bengals from one of the lowest-rated offensive teams to the national elite. Before his arrival, ISU ranked 114th (of 117) in total offense and 108th in scoring offense. In 2014, the Bengals finished with the nation’s second-best total offense (562 yards per game), sixth-best scoring offense (40.3 points per game) and scored more than 50 points four times.

If the Warriors accomplish that feat, they will join an exclusive club. Last season just six FBS teams scored at least 75 touchdowns while averaging at least 42 points per game. Among them National Champions Ohio State and runner-up Oregon. 

Newly named starting UH quarterback Max Wittek is on board and said the formula to reaching that goal is simple. "Just keep the first downs coming whether that comes if we get a first down or second down or third down that's great or whatever.  Just keeping it moving and put the ball in the end zone," said Wittek. The Rainbow Warriors will get their first chance to test this method in their season opener against Colorado on September 3rd. 

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