One of the other marquee matchups during Week Zero was Chip Kelly and UCLA hosting Hawaii. It didn’t take long for this one to get out of hand. The Bruins outgained the Rainbow Warriors 254-26 on the ground.
24 RB Zach Charbonnet
The Michigan transfer ran amuck on the Hawaii defense in the first half (that’s all he really played). Charbonnet averaged 17.7 yards on his six carries and scored three touchdowns. He has a nice Spiderman-Esque hop step and then he can run you over like he was the Hulk. He treated Hawaii defenders like they were Chitaurian soldiers on his second TD run.
74 OT Sean Rhyan
Rhyan was added to our watchlist after the Devy marketplace podcast we recorded the other night. Rhyan is a powerful offensive tackle prospect with impressive technique. He seamlessly gets to the second level. I want to see Rhyan have to set up against a more intense pass rush.
1 CB Jay Shaw
24 CB Qwabbtrezz Knight
37 S Quentin Lake
4 S Stephen Blaylock
I grouped all of these DBs together because they are very similar in what they do best. All four are elite tacklers. Knight is the nickel corner for the Bruins. He blitzes well from there and makes plays on screens. Knight finished with four tackles. Jay Shaw is a reserve corner but made a few plays including an interception. Quentin Lake is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers’ legend Carnell. He and Blaylock both fly all around the field making plays. They combined to record six tackles and two PBUs. Lake made a great play on the Hawaii tight end that ended their best first-half drive.
91 DL Otito Ogbonnia
Ogbonnia rotated in and out on a hot Pasadena day. He registered no stats against Hawaii. From what I saw he didn’t really have a presence in their backfield either.
DTR is an athletic QB who throws with an easy release. His accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. Thompson-Robinson misses a lot of wide-open wide receivers. He needs to work on his touch. DTR finished the game 10/20 for 130 yards and one TD pass.
85 TE Greg Dulcich
It was a quiet day for Dulcich. He blocks well in the run game. Dulcich had one catch for fifteen yards. He made the catch while lining up in the slot.
88 TE Mike Martinez
Martinez was primarily used as a blocker. At 6’7” 266-pounds that is likely to be his main role this season as well.
HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS
18 CB Cortez Davis
It was a mostly uneventful day until the third quarter. He gave up the only TD pass of the day when was beaten by UCLA WR Kazmier Allen. Davis finished with two tackles.
50 DL Justus Taivai
Taivai is the younger brother of former Southern Cal/Tennessee Titan LB J.R. Taivai. He made very little impact during the game and was washed by the UCLA offensive line often.
53 LB Darius Muasau
Muasau was active all over the field. However, most of his tackles were made while in pursuit. Muasau finished with 9 tackles (four solos) and one PBU.
7 RB Calvin Turner Jr.
Turner didn’t see much (if any) time in the Rainbow Warrior backfield. He was almost exclusively in the slot. Turner finished with zero carries, five receptions, and 50 receiving yards.