By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
Assessing Chevan Cordeiro’s 2020 season is no easy task, especially given the abbreviated number of games (eight) plus the fact that the University of Hawaii football program has a new coaching staff and a new offensive scheme. Gone are the aerial fireworks of the run-and-shoot, replaced by a more balanced, up-tempo attack.
We took Cordeiro’s regular season numbers and projected them over a full 13-game season. Two things stood out: (1) Cordeiro’s passing numbers don’t measure up to the stats Cole McDonald put up in 2018 and 2019, and (2) his projected rushing yardage would be the most since Michael Carter’s 1,092 in 1991. Cordeiro is the first UH QB to lead his team in rushing yards since Carter.
Is this a one-season anomaly or a sign of more things to come? With his passing abilities and his elusiveness, Cordeiro seems well suited for this offense. And remember, he’s still a sophomore and could potentially still have three more seasons as a Rainbow Warrior.
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