The stakes for the University of Hawaii football team’s game against UNLV Saturday morning just got much higher after San Diego State’s 17-7 win over Fresno State on Friday night.
The Aztecs improved to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in Mountain West play with their win over the Bulldogs (4-6, 2-4).
If Hawaii (6-4, 3-3) were to win tomorrow in Las Vegas, it would set up a winner-take-all matchup against SDSU next Saturday at Aloha Stadium, with the victor claiming the West division of the conference. Nevada is the other three-loss team in the division, but the Rainbow Warriors beat the Wolf Pack 54-3 on Sept. 28.
A win over UNLV tomorrow and San Diego State next Saturday would put both the Aztecs and Rainbow Warriors at 5-3 in conference play, but Hawaii would win the tiebreaker with the head-to-head matchup.
However, the Rainbow Warriors need to take care of business against the Rebels (2-7, 0-5) first. UH hasn’t won in Las Vegas since 2007, back when Colt Brennan was its starting quarterback.