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The Hawai'i Bowl bowl began in 2002 and is played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The University of Hawai'i is granted an automatic bid to this bowl as long as they are bowl eligible; if not, another Mountain West Conference school will take Hawai'i's place. 

The opponent comes from either the Mid-American Conference (MAC), American Athletic Conference (AAC), or Conference USA. This bowl was formerly named the ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl and the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl prior to dropping the sponsorship in 2014. 

Underdogs own a 12-5 ATS record in this game, including six double-digit 'dogs winning outright after Hawai'i won 52-35 over Middle Tennessee in 2016. Hawai'i restored honor for the Mountain West Conference, as they had taken it on the chin in three of the previous four outings. Hawai'i has made the most appearances in this bowl with nine, posting a 5-4 record.

In 2018, Hawai'i got knocked around in their own building against the tremendous defensive of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from Conference USA. The Bulldogs racked up nine sacks, a bowl record, en route to a 17-point victory to comfortable cover a one-point number. The 'under' (61) was never threatened, ending a two-game over streak in this game. 

Hawai'i won a back-and-forth affair with BYU in the 2019 installment with a 38-34 triumph. Although the Rainbow Warriors scored only one touchdown in the second half, they managed to hit the third 'over' in the last four Hawai'i Bowls.

The 2020 installment of this game was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The game was expected to resume Dec. 24, 2021, pitting Memphis of the AAC against Hawai'i. However, the Warriors pulled out of the game less than 24 hours prior to kickoff citing COVID issues within the program, while several players had left the program via the transfer portal, leaving the school unable to field a team.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Hawai'i 38 BYU 34BYU -2.5, 65Underdog, Over
2018Louisiana Tech 31 Hawai'i 14Louisiana Tech -1, 61.5Favorite, Under
2017Fresno State 33 Houston 27Houston -3, 52Underdog, Over
2016Hawai'i 52 Middle Tennessee 35Middle Tennessee -7.5, 70Underdog, Over
2015San Diego State 42 Cincinnati 7San Diego State -2.5, 56.5Favorite, Under
2014Rice 30 Fresno State 6Pick-em, 58Under
2013Oregon State 38 Boise State 28Oregon State -4, 66.5Favorite, Under
2012SMU 43 Fresno State 10Fresno State -13, 63Underdog, Under
2011Southern Miss 24 Nevada 17Southern Miss -9, 65Underdog, Under
2010Tulsa 62 Hawai'i 35Hawai'i -10.5, 75Underdog, Over
2009SMU 45 Nevada 10Nevada -11, 69.5Underdog, Under
2008Notre Dame 49 Hawai'i 21Hawai'i -2.5, 49Underdog, Over
2007East Carolina 41 Boise State 38Boise State -11.5, 66.5Underdog, Over
2006Hawai'i 41 Arizona State 24Hawai'i -8.5, 72.5Favorite, Under
2005Nevada 49 UCF 48 (OT)Nevada -4, 64Underdog, Over
2004Hawai'i 59 UAB 40Hawai'i -3.5, 77Favorite, Over
2003Hawai'i 54 Houston 48 (3OT)Hawai'i -11, 75.5Underdog, Over
2002Tulane 36 Hawai'i 28Hawai'i -12.5, 64.5Underdog, Under