Redshirt freshman quarterback Chevan Cordeiro makes his debut with his first Ka Leo Player of the Week selection for 11/4 – 11/10.
After a two game home slide, head coach Nick Rolovich decided to shake things up at the very. Codeiro was tabbed to take over the starting job for the first time this season, while redshirt junior Cole McDonald was relegated to back-up duty. The move worked, as Cordeiro led the Rainbow Warriors to a 42-40 shootout victory over the San Jose State Spartans. The win gave Hawai’i possession of the first ever Dick Tomey Legacy Trophy.
"I think coach (Dick) Tomey is looking down at a game he would be proud of," Nick Rolovich said. "He influenced the way both teams played, and the way that both teams fought. It was a great night at Aloha Stadium."#HawaiiFB | #GoBows pic.twitter.com/gfT3JzCbmK— Ka Leo Sports (@KaLeoSports) November 10, 2019
All Cordeiro did in his starting lineup debut was explode for 5 total touchdowns. Three of his scores came through the air, where he also racked up a career-high 309 yards. The other two came on the ground, where he rumbled for a career-high 55 yards on the ground. His 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns were both career highs for him.
In his first start of the season, Chevan Cordeiro accounts for five total touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing). The freshman ended up 23-for-31 with 309 yards passing and 55 yards rushing. #HawaiiFB 🏈🏈🏈 pic.twitter.com/bh6o2CR3WC— Spectrum Sports HI (@specsportshi) November 10, 2019
Following the game, Cordeiro was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Peak Player of the Week. His 5 total touchdowns tied a conference freshman record. He also repeated McDonald’s feat from two weeks ago when he was named one of the eight candidates for the Sugar Bowl Manning Award Stars of the Week.
ᴏғғᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ ᴘᴇᴀᴋ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴇᴇᴋ𝗖𝗵𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗼▪️Completed 23 passes for a career-best 309 yds + 3 TD▪️55 Rush yds + 2 Rush TD▪️5 TD ties the MW freshman record▪️ Recorded a two-yd Rush TD in the 4Q giving Hawai'i the lead pic.twitter.com/dMlgKCu9AQ— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 11, 2019
Miles Reed (Football)
During any other week, the redshirt sophomore’s performance would have been enough to garner him Player of the Week honors. Reed anchored a ground game that once again excelled for the ‘Bows. On 17 carries, he racked up a career-high 124 net yards on the ground, aided by a career-long 31-yard carry. He also punched the ball into the endzone one time, bringing his season total to 6.
JoJo Ward (Football)
The senior receiver rebounded with his second 100-yard game of the season, and first since week two. His connection with Cordeiro was on display for all to see, finishing with 170 yards on 7 receptions for two touchdowns. He excelled in the deep passing game, at one point picking up a 71-yard reception that eclipsed his yardage total from last week’s game.
Hanna Hellvig (Wahine Volleyball)
The freshman outside hitter led the team with 28 kills during a crucial conference road trip. She finished with a .310 average hitting percentage over the two matches, including a career-best .450 percentage against UC Riverside. For her efforts, she was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Week, her fifth of the season. Her fifth selection marks the most for any Rainbow Wahine player since the award was created in 2015.