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Sunday, August 31, 2003



[UH FOOTBALL]




[KEY STATS]

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[GAME STATS]

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter
Haw -- West 13 run (Ayat kick), 12:24
Haw -- Cockheran 18 pass from Whieldon (Ayat kick), 9:23
Haw -- Cockheran 54 pass from Whieldon (Ayat kick), 0:50.
Second Quarter
App -- FG Rockhold 25, 11:31
Haw -- FG Ayat 48, 9:52
App -- Johnson 8 pass from Williams (Rockhold kick), 5:58.
Third Quarter
Haw -- FG Ayat 36, 9:59
Haw -- Cockheran 35 pass from Whieldon (Ayat kick), 6:20
App -- Fowlkes 46 pass from Williams (Rockhold kick), 0:11
Haw -- Dickerson 100 kickoff return (kick failed), 0:00.

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING -- Appalachian State: Atwater 6-45, Williams 15-37, Jackson 7-19, Adams 6-16, Fowlkes 1-3, White 1-2. Hawaii: West 6-27, Bass 5-23, Brewster 5-22, Poumele 2-13, Owens 1-7, Rhode 1-5, Whieldon 7-(-6).
PASSING -- Appalachian State: Williams 11-20-1-132, Elsener 2-3-0-5. Hawaii: Whieldon 21-35-2-359, Poumele 1-2-1-0, Rhode 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING -- Appalachian State: Hayward 4-34, Fowlkes 3-68, Little 2-19, Atwater 2-(-5), White 1-13, Johnson 1-8. Hawaii: Cockheran 7-154, Owens 5-77, Ilaoa 2-51, Brewster 2-38, West 2-20, Komine 2-10, Bass 1-0, Dickerson 1-0.

A -- 36,844.



[TURNING POINT]

Cockheran sets tone with early big gain

Appalachian State learned quickly it was in the deep end without a life vest last night against Hawaii's run-and-shoot.

On UH's first play from scrimmage, Jason Whieldon fired a pass to a wide-open Jeremiah Cockheran 20 yards downfield, against a not-very-good attempt at zone defense by the Mountaineers.

The play went for the first 35 of UH's 206 first-quarter passing yards, and showed that ASU coach Jerry Moore wasn't fibbing when he said prior to the game that his defensive backs were unschooled in pass defense.

Four plays later, Warriors running back John West was in the end zone after a 13-yard draw, and UH was off to the races.

Dave Reardon, Star-Bulletin



[COMING UP]

Hawaii gets extra week to prepare for No. 8 USC

The Warriors have Saturday off, giving them more time to prepare for a visit to eighth-ranked Southern California on Sept. 13.

Hawaii will stay on the mainland as it prepares to play Nevada-Las Vegas the following Friday. Since June Jones became coach in 1999, Hawaii is 3-2 after a bye week (including the game at Nevada in 2001, which the Warriors lost).

UH won road games at Texas-El Paso 31-6 and Rice 33-28 with an extra week to get ready during the 2002 campaign.

Dave Reardon, Star-Bulletin



[SCORING DRIVES]

First Quarter

Hawaii
1-10-H-26: Jeremiah Cockheran 35 pass from Jason Whieldon
1-10-A-39: Britton Komine 4 pass from Jason Whieldon
2-6-A-35: Jason Whieldon (-4) run
3-10-A-39: Michael Brewster 26 pass from Jason Whieldon
1-10-A-13: John West 13 run, TOUCHDOWN
PAT: Justin Ayat kick, Good.
5 plays, 74 yards, 2:36
12:24 left in the first quarter.
Hawaii 7, Appalachian State 0
Notes: Hawaii scores on its opening series of the season. ... West scores his sixth career touchdown on his first carry. ... The scoring play was set up by Brewster's 26-yard gain on a shovel pass from Whieldon.
Hawaii
1-10-H-29: Nate Ilaoa 41 pass from Jason Whieldon.
1-10-A-30: Michael Brewster 12 pass from Jason Whieldon.
1-10-A-18: Jeremiah Cockheran 18 pass from Jason Whieldon, TOUCHDOWN.
PAT: Justin Ayat kick, Good.
9:23 left in the first quarter.
3 plays, 71 yards, 1:01
Hawaii 14, Appalachian State 0
Notes: Whieldon completed his first six passes of the game for 136 yards and two touchdowns. ... Cockheran's recorded his sixth career touchdown reception.
Hawaii
1-10-H-23: John West 6 pass from Jason Whieldon.
2-4-H-29: Nate Ilaoa 10 pass from Jason Whieldon.
1-10-H-39: Chad Owens 7 run.
2-3-H-46: Incomplete pass.
3-3-H-46: Jeremiah Cockheran 54 pass from Jason Whieldon.
PAT: Justin Ayat kick, Good.
50 seconds left in the first quarter.
5 plays, 77 yards, 1:35
Hawaii 21, Appalachian State 0
Notes: Cockheran caught the ball between two ASU defenders for his second touchdown on his third reception of the game. He had 107 yards in the first quarter. ... The incompletion was Whieldon's first of the game. He went 9-for-10 for 206 yards and two scores in the quarter.

Second Quarter

Appalachian State
3-6-A-43: Jose White 13 pass from Richie Williams.
1-10-H-44: Richie Williams 26 run.
1-10-H-18: Sean Jackson 3 run.
2-7-H-15: Richie Williams 4 run.
3-3-H-11: Sean Jackson 4 run.
1-G-H-7: Richie Williams 0 run.
2-G-H-7: Richie Williams (-2) run.
Timeout, ASU (first).
3-G-H-9: Sean Jackson 1 run. Penalty, personal foul ASU, declined.
4-G-H-8: Erik Rockhold 24 field goal, GOOD.
11:31 left in the second quarter
9 plays, 65 yards, 4:19
Hawaii 21, Appalachian State 3
Notes: Rockhold is 16-for-22 on field goals in his career. He didn't attempt a field goal in 2002.
Hawaii
1-10-H-27: John West 14 pass from Jason Whieldon.
1-10-H-41: Chad Owens 29 pass from Jason Whieldon.
1-10-A-30: John West (-1) run.
2-11-A-31: Incomplete pass.
3-11-A-31: Incomplete pass.
4-11-A-31: Justin Ayat 48 field goal, GOOD.
6 plays, 42 yards, 1:39
9:52 left in the second quarter
Hawaii 24, Appalachian State 3
Notes: Hawaii scored on four of its first five possessions. ... Ayat is now 35-for-53 in field goals in his career.
Appalachian State
1-10-H-38: Stewart Adams 4 run.
2-6-H-34: Jermaine Little 5 pass from Richie Williams. Penalty, dead-ball personal foul, UH.
1-10-H-14: Davon Fowlkes 6 pass from Richie Williams.
2-4-H-8: Zach Johnson 8 pass from Richie Williams, TOUCHDOWN.
PAT: Erik Rockhold kick, GOOD.
4 plays, 38 yards, 1:33
5:58 left in the second quarter
Hawaii 24, Appalachian State 10
Notes: The Mountaineers drive was set up by Derrick Black's interception of a Se'e Poumele pass. The pass was Poumele's first of his career. ... The TD pass was Williams' fourth of his career.

Third Quarter

Hawaii
1-10-H-45: Penalty, false start, UH
1-15-H-40: Incomplete pass
2-15-H-40: Chad Owens 29 pass from Jason Whieldon
1-10-A-31: Mike Bass 1 run.
2-9-A-30: Mike Bass 7 run.
3-2-A-23: Jeremiah Cockheran 5 pass from Jason Whieldon
1-10-A-18: Incomplete pass
2-10-A-18: Jason Whieldon sacked by Jason Hunter (-6)
3-16-A-24: Mike Bass 5 run
4-11-A-19: Justin Ayat 36 field goal, GOOD
9 plays, 36 yards, 3:14
9:59 left in the third quarter
Hawaii 27, Appalachian State 10
Notes: Ayat's second field goal of the game. ... UH took possession following a 40-yard punt by ASU's Nate McKinney that went out of bounds at the Hawaii 45.
Hawaii
1-10-A-35: Jeremiah Cockheran 35 pass from Jason Whieldon, TOUCHDOWN
PAT: Justin Ayat kick, Good
1 play, 35 yards, 0:07
6:20 left in the second quarter
Hawaii 34, Appalachian State 10
Notes: Cockheran's third TD reception of the game. ... Whieldon's third TD pass ties his total of last season. ... The drive was set up by Chad Owens' 25-yard return of a Nate McKinney punt.
Appalachian State
1-10-A-23: Sterling Hayward 17 pass from Richie Williams
1-10-A-40: Jermane Little 14 pass from Richie Williams
1-10-H-46: Alan Atwater 0 run
2-10-H-46: Davon Fowlkes 46 pass from Richie Williams, TOUCHDOWN
PAT: Erik Rockhold kick, Good
4 plays, 77 yards, 1:47
11 seconds left in the third quarter
Hawaii 34, Appalachian State 17
Notes: Drive set up by Daniel Traylor's interception of a Jason Whieldon pass. ... The Mountaineers caught UH in a blitz and Fowlkes scored untouched.
Hawaii
Kickoff--Erik Rockhold kick, Ross Dickerson 100 return, TOUCHDOWN
PAT: Justin Ayat kick blocked.
End of the third quarter
Hawaii 40, Appalachian State 17
Notes: Dickerson's first touchdown of his UH career. ... UH last returned a kickoff for a touchdown on Dec. 8, 2001 when Chad Owens went 100 yards against BYU.


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