Season two done in Hawaii and… I got invited to a Bowl Game!
It’s the Fenway Bowl which has a history stretching all the way back to… checks notes… last year.
We played Miami of Ohio at Fenway and it appeared they had to go through some World War I trench warfare on their way to Boston as most of their Offence is injured, so we win 42-14 in a bit of a laugher.
In the regular season the AD had set us a target of three wins again, which meant I was playing with house money after week six because our record was already 3-3. I was hoping we could use this to kick on and mount a proper challenge, but we promptly lost three games in a row.
For a second straight year we finished the regular season with a win over rivals San Jose State, but the game was a lot tighter this year, finishing 26-16.
San Jose Quarterback Marcus Gentry threw a fourth quarter pick-six with the score 19-16 to make the result a bit more comfortable than it had been.
We finished the season ranked #73 which is a big step up from finishing 108th the year before.
Roster construction has been a nightmare so far as I haven’t managed to get any talent at Defensive Line or Linebacker and it showed as the defence finished the season ranked 106th for opposition yards per game.
As a result, at level up I took the Coaching Skill that gives me more recruiting points every time I try to recruit someone with the “Run Stopper” archetype.
My Safety Terrance Galvan graduated last year and went into the NFL draft where he was selected 202nd overall - pick 23 in the 6th round.
Senior Wide Receiver Jordan Portillo graduates this year after setting multiple school records and is projected to go in the fourth round of the draft.
New Mexico State and Tulsa both offer me Head Coaching roles. They’re both hot garbage, so I’m staying with Island Life for another season at least.