Hawaii reportedly decides on starting QB ahead of Week 0 showdown with Vanderbilt
Hawaii is among the teams that has taken its starting quarterback decision down to the wire, with college football season just now underway with Week 0 action officially beginning on Saturday.
The Rainbow Warriors face the Vanderbilt Commodores first up on schedule at 10:30 p.m. ET and will reportedly start sophomore passer Brayden Schager, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN. Schager started three games as a freshman in 2021, posting a 2-1 overall record in those games — for what quarterback wins are worth.
Source: Hawaii will start sophomore Brayden Schager against Vanderbilt tonight. Schager started three games as a true freshman last year, going 2-1 and upsetting No. 18 Fresno State. He’ll be the first starting quarterback of first-year coach Timmy Chang’s tenure.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 27, 2022
That included an upset victory over No. 18-ranked Fresno State. He will become head coach Timmy Chang’s first starting quarterback of his tenure.
Last season, Schager completed 60.7% of his passes for 615 yards with 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He will go up against new Vanderbilt starting quarterback Mike Wright to kick things off for the season.