Oregon State felt it left a lot on the field in its 30-21 season-opening loss to Purdue last weekend. In spite of the score, the Beavers played good defense for the most part but had trouble getting their offense going. The Beavers have been rebuilding for a few years and may have an extra chip on its shoulder when it hosts Hawaii this coming weekend.
The Rainbow Warriors are 1-1 already. The team lost to UCLA, which was no surprise. In its last game, Hawaii won a closer than expected game against FCS team Portland State, 49-34. Hawaii has given up 79 points in its first two games.
That may bode well for Oregon State's offense. The Beavers feel good about their defense, and how well they do against Hawaii's offense will be a good measure of their status. Both teams rely heavily on the pass.
Questions remain about Oregon State's offense. The team played two quarterbacks and may again this week. Chance Nolan started and passed for 157 yards on 10 completions. Sam Noyer passed for 94 yards on 10 completions with an interception. Oregon State was held to 78 yards rushing.
In two games, Hawaii quarterback Cheven Cordero has passed for 525 yards and four touchdowns, and three interceptions. In its last game, Hawaii had three receivers with at least 82 yards. The Rainbow Warriors have a lot of weapons, as two other receivers were leading targets in the first game. Hawaii has had eight fumbles, losing three, in its first two games.