After missing last game versus Wyoming in a “game-time decision”, Hawaii starting QB Cole McDonald was back at practice today for the Rainbow Warriors. McDonald told reporters that he is back and is expected to start Saturday versus BYU. He is second nationally with 2,100 passing yards and 24 passing touchdowns in six games.
Here is McDonald throwing the ball around at practice and talking about his injury situation.
Cole McDonald is out here this morning at #HawaiiFB practice. pic.twitter.com/g09A8X8czL— Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) October 9, 2018
Cole McDonald on getting back out at #HawaiiFB practice today following missing the Wyoming game due to injury, and what he thought of Chevan Cordeiro’s performance. pic.twitter.com/kbSF0KZvOO— Brian McInnis (@Brian_McInnis) October 9, 2018
Hawaii has not revealed the injury that McDonald is dealing with, and in order to keep his injury a secret in their last game versus Wyoming, they sent a player out for warm-ups wearing McDonald’s No. 13 jersey.
If McDonald is healthy, BYU will have to go up versus one of the most explosive passing attacks in the country. The Rainbow Warriors are 6-1 on the season and are 12th in the nation with 322 passing yards per game.
In what is likely surprising to many fans, BYU is currently a 12.5 point favorite in Saturday night’s game.