It’s official: Warriors earn Hawaii Bowl invitation
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It’s official: Warriors earn Hawaii Bowl invitation

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii wide receiver Ben Scruton (36) is mobbed by defensive back Jalen Rogers (19) after making a first down on a fake punt during the second half of a college football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Hawaii held on to win 46-40.

The University of Hawaii football team today was officially invited to play in the Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium.

The Rainbow Warriors will play Middle Tennessee in a game that will be televised nationally.

It will mark the Warriors’ first postseason bowl participation since the 2010 Hawaii Bowl.

The invitation triggers a one-year extension on a contract head coach Nick Rolovich signed in November 2015. That deal, which was set to expire at the end of the 2019 season, will now keep Rolovich under contract through the 2020 season.

The Warriors were 6-7 during the regular season, but qualified for the postseason because there were not enough .500-or-better FBS teams to fill the 80 bowl berths.

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