College Football 2019: Where to Watch Arizona vs. Hawaii, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

Arizona and Hawaii get their respective seasons underway on Saturday night, when they meet in Honolulu.

Aside from Florida and Miami, who meet earlier in the day in Orlando, Florida, the Wildcats and the Rainbow Warriors are the only FBS teams to be in action in the so-called "Week Zero."

Kevin Sumlin's first season in charge of Arizona started on the wrong foot and never recovered.

The Wildcats lost their first two games on the season, at home to BYU and on the road to Houston, en route to a 5-7 campaign.

Arizona failed to reach a bowl game for the third consecutive season and Sumlin will be eager to avoid a repeat of last year's slow start.

Offensively, the Wildcats ranked 32nd in the nation in rushing and 38th in passing last season, but scored just 31.3 points per game.

The figure was some 10 points per game lower than in 2017 and can largely be attributed to Khalil Tate's injury problems. The Wildcats quarterback finished with 2,530 passing yards for 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions, despite a host of fitness issues.

In 2017, Tate racked up 3,002 yards from scrimmage and Sumlin will hope the signal-caller can stay fit this season. He is one of 15 starters who are back for Arizona this season.

If the offense stuttered, the Wildcats had serious issues on the defensive side of the ball, where they were ranked 120th out of 130 teams in pass defense and 64th in terms of rush defense.

Hawaii, on the other hand, exceeded expectations, despite being one of the most inexperienced sides in the FBS.

The Rainbow Warriors finished 8-6 and lost to Louisiana Tech in the Hawaii Bowl, but their record was a marked improvement from the 3-9 of 12 months earlier.

This season, the Rainbow Warriors have 18 starters back from last year, including quarterback Cole McDonald.

McDonald passed for 3875 yards with 36 TDs and just 10 interceptions last year. He could play an even bigger role this season, given that just three of the starters who are back this season play on offense.

Two of those, Cedric Byrd and JoJo Ward, combined for 1835 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns last season.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Khalil Tate, #14 of the Arizona Wildcats, looks to hand the ball off to running back J.J. Taylor, #21, during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors host the Arizona Wildcats at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Saturday, August 24.

Kick-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. ET)

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports Network.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via CBS Sports Network's digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Series record

Arizona and Hawaii have played each other just twice since they first met in 1977. The Wildcats have won all three games, trouncing the Rainbow Warriors 47-28 in their last meeting in September 2016.


According to William Hill, the Wildcats are 11-point favorite and are 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while the Rainbow Warriors are 16/5 to win the game.

The over/under bar, meanwhile, is set at 74.