HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Mountain West Conference has released its shortened eight-game schedule for the 2020 football season, with the Rainbow Warriors playing four games at home and four on the road.
This schedule is still subject to state, county and local approvals, with the university and state still discussing travel details.
The 'Bows open the season with consecutive away games at Fresno State (Oct. 24) and Wyoming (Oct. 31) before making their 2020 home debut against New Mexico (Nov. 7).
Then it’s back on the road against San Diego State (Nov. 14), before returning to Aloha Stadium to host Boise State (Nov. 21) — a rematch of last year’s Mountain West Championship game.
There is no bye week this season, so following UH’s game with the Broncos, Nevada (Nov. 28) travels to Honolulu, before closing the season out with an away game at San Jose State (Dec. 5) and a home game against UNLV (Dec. 12).
The Mountain West Championship game will be played on December 19th, with no divisional delineation this season to determine the match up — the two teams with the highest conference winning percentage will be in the title game.
The modified schedule includes seven schools from the UH’s original 2020 slate, eliminating their game with Air Force and replacing it with Wyoming to play for the Paniolo Trophy.
UH will also play two more rivalry trophy games this season — the Dick Tomey Trophy (vs. San Jose State) and the Island Showdown Trophy (vs. UNLV)
On Wednesday, the 'Bows practice was cut short after four players tested positive for COVID-19.
Those are the only known positive cases and are currently in isolation, with contact tracing still taking place. All team activities are currently on pause, with no timeline on when they will resume.
UH officials have not given any updates on their conversations with state officials, but a university spokesperson told Hawaii News Now that the specifics of travel are still being discussed.
Without any other interruptions, the Rainbow Warriors kick off the 2020 football season on October 24th, on the road at Fresno State.