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Rainbow Warriors must step up run defense ahead of Air Force visit

After the University of Hawaii football team gave up 244 rushing yards to the Nevada Wolfpack this week, the 2-6 Rainbow Warriors now rank 115th out of 128 NCAA FBS teams in stopping the run.

With the nation's third-best rushing attack scheduled to visit Aloha Stadium this Saturday, it's a distinction Hawaii's defense would have preferred not to have earned. 

Hawaii has given up an average of 234 yards rushing since opening their Mountain West conference schedule, including 279 against Boise State and 218 against San Diego State. That 234-yard average doesn't include the 326 yards rushing Hawaii allowed on the road against Wisconsin.

Up next for the Rainbow Warriors are the Falcons of the U.S. Air Force Academy, which average 333 yards per game on the ground. 

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