Hawaii really thought they pulled a fast one on Wyoming, huh?
Before kicking off to face the Cowboys, Hawaii sent out a decoy player to hide the injury to starting quarterback Cole McDonald.
There was just one glaring problem: Where were McDonald's signature blonde locs?
Hawaii starting QB Cole McDonald's injury was kept a secret up until kickoff, and even went as far as having a backup wear his jersey during pre-game warm-ups: (h/t /u/Jah-Eazy) https://t.co/bo7xZaFBir— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 8, 2018
McDonald leads the nation in passing yards with 2,100, but suffered an undisclosed injury that the team did not report before kickoff.
To hide the injury and make Wyoming think McDonald was playing, the team sent out a different player wearing McDonald's No. 13 jersey. Unfortunately, the plan failed.
With star QB Cole McDonald sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Hawaii's backup freshman QB Chevan Cordeiro rallied the 'Bows to an stunning 17-13 win over Wyoming Saturday night. Now an improbable 6-1 on the season, Hawaii heads to BYU next Saturday. pic.twitter.com/JS1Y3wRefv— Donald Koelper (@Donald_from_HI) October 8, 2018
The team finally admitted Cole was unable to play and sent in backup QB Chevan Cordeiro to lead the Rainbow Warriors to get the win in his first collegiate start.
The timeline for McDonald's return is unknown, but he can enjoy the sideline while