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Tuesday, November 2, 2004



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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM
Michael Brewster had just 39 yards on 10 carries against Boise State on Friday.


Jones embarrassed
about sloppy loss

The Hawaii football team and
its locker room at UH took
a pounding over the weekend

If you think the Hawaii football team was a wet, sloppy mess during Friday's 69-3 loss at Boise State, you should have seen its dressing room at UH after Saturday's torrential rains.

"Our locker room got wiped out," coach June Jones said.

"The ceiling and carpet were soaking wet," said Teri Wilhelm Chang, the assistant athletic director in charge of facilities. "By (today) it should be good."

It will take longer for the Warriors to recover.

Not only did UH get pounded, it was on national television, and the game was promoted as the one in which quarterback Tim Chang would break the career NCAA passing yardage record. Instead, Chang broke the mark for career interceptions.

"Unfortunately it was bad timing, but you can't worry about things that are done with and gone. Just rally up and go play again," said Jones.

Was he embarrassed?

"I was embarrassed, yeah."

Jones was asked yesterday if anything good came out of the loss, which is tied for the second most-lopsided in Hawaii football's 88-year history.

"The positive was we left Boise," he said at his weekly news conference. "That was the worst ass-kicking that I've ever been a part of. But it's one game and you move on to the next one."

Next up is Louisiana Tech (4-4, 3-1), and the Warriors (3-4, 3-3) are favored by five points. If that seems strange considering recent events, consider this: While opponents outscore UH 53.7 to 26.3 when the Warriors are on the road, Hawaii averages 41.5 points to 17.3 at home.

But LaTech has Ryan Moats, who goes for 151 yards rushing per game, good for sixth in the nation. He ran for 267 last year in Ruston, La., when the Warriors edged the Bulldogs, 44-41.

"A little more studly Barry Sanders kinda guy," Jones said, when asked if Moats reminded him of anyone. "A lot of moves, hard to tackle. He runs through a lot of tackles."

Moenoa says he's OK: Starting right guard Uriah Moenoa left the Boise State game with a strained right hamstring, but said he expects to be ready for Saturday's game.

"I'm going to play," he said. "I haven't missed any games yet, and I don't plan to start now."

Moenoa, a fourth-year starter, has played in 47 consecutive games.

"We'll see how that is," Jones said of Moenoa's hamstring.

The coach is also concerned about defensive end Mel Purcell, who played with a bruised sternum, and middle linebacker Ikaika Curnan, who came back after missing two games with a high-ankle sprain.

"I know Mel didn't take a snap all week. He tried to go, but he was more sore after the game. I don't know (about this week). I know Ikaika was limping pretty bad after the game. We're just going to be battling through those type of injuries."

The UH defense also played without three other starters: linebacker Tanuvasa Moe (hamstring), safety Lono Manners (ankle) and defensive end Kila Kamakawiwo'ole (appendix). Manners is out for the season and Kamakawiwo'ole might be also.

Cornerback Abraham Elimimian, who is second nationally with five interceptions, is among many Warriors playing hurt. He added a concussion to ankle and hamstring woes Friday.

"If anyone thinks the players on this team don't care, they don't realize how many guys are playing hurt," Moenoa said.

Harley gone: Senior special teams player and reserve linebacker Patrick Lavar Harley has left the team.

Harley made two tackles in three games this season before spraining an ankle last month.

He finished his career with 32 tackles, including 15 as a 17-year-old second-year freshman in 2001. Harley, playing because of an injury to Pisa Tinoisamoa, was in on a career-high seven tackles in UH's 52-30 victory over Air Force that year. That was his most extensive action.


WAC Standings


Conference Overall

W L Pct W L Pct Str
Boise State 5 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 W19
UTEP 4 1 .800 6 2 .750 W5
Louisiana Tech 3 1 .750 4 4 .500 L1
Nevada 2 2 .500 4 4 .500 W2
Hawaii 3 3 .500 3 4 .429 L1
Rice 2 3 .400 3 5 .375 L3
Fresno State 1 3 .250 4 3 .571 W1
San Jose State 1 3 .250 2 5 .286 L3
Tulsa 1 3 .250 2 6 .250 W1
SMU 1 4 .200 1 7 .125 L4

Saturday's games
Fresno State at Rice
Tulsa at SMU
San Jose State at Nevada
Louisiana Tech at Hawaii


Hawaii Statistics

Team Statistics


Hawaii OPP
FIRST DOWN 150 173
Rushing 37 100
Passing 104 67
Penalty 9 6
RUSHING YARDAGE 671 1,757
Yards gained rushing 788 1,946
Yards lost rushing 117 189
Rushing attempts 135 330
Average per rush 5.0 5.3
Average per game 95.9 251.0
Touchdowns rushing 9 21
PASSING YARDAGE 2,311 1,426
Att-Comp-Int 357-200-10 229-125-11
Average per pass 6.5 6.2
Average per catch 11.6 11.4
Average per game 330.1 203.7
Touchdowns passing 15 12
TOTAL OFFENSE 2,982 3,183
Total plays 492 559
Average per play 6.1 5.7
Average per game 426.0 454.7
KICK RETURNS: No-Yds 29-625 21-526
PUNT RETURNS: No-Yds 19-256 19-269
INT. RETURNS: No-Yds 11-50 10-116
FUMBLES-LOST 13-4 12-4
PENALTIES-YARDS 44-378 53-413
PUNTS-AVG 31-39.3 31-40.7
TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 27:31 32:29
3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS 38/95 57/110
4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 4/11 7/9


Rushing


G Att Net Avg TD Long
Brewster 7 59 396 6.7 5 42
Keliikipi 6 30 159 5.3 3 21
Akina 4 10 102 10.2 0 28
Satcher 1 6 34 5.7 0 15
Maneafaiga 1 4 19 4.8 1 13
Bass 1 2 5 2.5 0 3
Latuselu 3 1 2 2.0 0 2
Team 6 4 -14 -3.5 0 0
Chang 7 19 -32 -1.7 0 14
Total 7 135 671 5.0 9 42

Passing


G Att Comp Int Yds TD Long
Chang 7 335 192 7 2,204 15 75
Akina 4 18 7 3 84 0 19
Kapanui 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
Team 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Satcher 1 1 1 0 23 0 23
Total 7 357 200 10 2,311 15 75

Receiving


G Rec Yds Avg TD Long
Owens 7 53 570 10.8 6 75
Rivers 7 34 353 10.4 0 39
Komine 7 32 520 16.2 2 62
Brewster 7 22 180 8.2 1 31
Welch 7 20 242 12.1 2 30
Poumele 5 13 151 11.6 2 29
Dickerson 7 11 111 10.1 1 31
Sample 4 7 71 10.1 0 24
Keliikipi 6 7 69 9.9 0 26
Ferguson 6 1 44 44.0 0 44
Moenoa 7 0 0 0.0 1 0
Total 7 200 2,311 11.6 15 75

Total Offense


G Plays Rush Pass Tot Avg
Chang 7 354 -32 2,204 2,172 310.3
Brewster 7 59 396 0 396 56.6
Akina 4 28 102 84 186 46.5
Keliikipi 6 30 159 0 159 26.5
Satcher 1 7 34 23 57 57.0
Maneafaiga 1 4 19 0 19 19.0
Bass 1 2 5 0 5 5.0
Latuselu 3 1 2 0 2 0.7
Team 6 5 -14 0 -14 -2.3
Total 7 492 671 2,311 2,982 426.0

Scoring


TD FG 1XP 2XP Tot
Owens 9 0 0 0 54
Ayat 0 9 23 0 50
Brewster 6 0 0 0 36
Keliikipi 3 0 0 0 18
Poumele 2 0 0 0 12
Komine 2 0 0 0 12
Welch 2 0 0 0 12
Dickerson 1 0 0 0 6
Moenoa 1 0 0 0 6
Elimimian 1 0 0 0 6
Maneafaiga 1 0 0 0 6
Chang 0 0 0 0 0
Total 28 9 23 0 218

Punting


No. Yds Avg Long
Milne 31 1,219 39.3 55
Total 31 1,219 39.3 55

Punt Returns


No. Yds Avg TD Long
Owens 17 255 15.0 3 75
Ferguson 2 -2 -1.0 0 0
Hogan 0 3 0.0 0 3
Total 19 256 13.5 3 75

Kick Returns


No. Yds Avg TD Long
Dickerson 13 284 21.8 0 40
Ferguson 10 252 25.2 0 66
Maneafaiga 2 34 17.0 0 19
Owens 1 28 28.0 0 28
Cole 1 7 7.0 0 7
Faimealelei 1 15 15.0 0 15
Kapanui 1 5 5.0 0 5
Total 29 625 21.6 0 66

Interceptions


No. Yds Avg TD Long
Elimimian 5 30 6.0 1 20
Peters 3 20 6.7 0 15
Hollingsworth 1 0 0.0 0 0
Moe 1 0 0.0 0 0
Patton 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total 11 50 4.5 1 20

TACKLES


G UT AT Tot
Peters 7 36 29 65
Moe 6 23 21 44
Kapanui 7 18 21 39
Purcell 7 25 14 39
Elimimian 7 28 9 37
Manners 5 16 14 30
Broadway 7 16 14 30
Patton 5 19 9 28
Ho'ohuli 7 13 13 26
Kamakawiwoole 7 16 9 25
Faga 7 10 13 23
Curnan 5 12 9 21
Fuga 7 13 6 19
Hogan 7 14 2 16
Alama-Francis 6 9 3 12
Akpan 6 5 7 12
Paepule 4 5 6 11
Hollingsworth 4 6 4 10
Manutai 7 3 5 8
Tautofi 6 4 3 7
Lutu-Carroll 4 2 5 7
Kalilimoku 6 2 2 4
LaCount 4 1 2 3
Sauafea 3 2 1 3
Blackburn 2 2 0 2
Watson 2 1 1 2
Milne 7 1 1 2
Komine 7 1 1 2
Bass 1 1 1 2
Faavi 6 2 0 2
Allen-Jones 6 1 1 2
Manuma 7 0 2 2
Harley 3 2 0 2
Fergerstrom 5 0 2 2
Kafentzis 7 1 1 2
Ayat 7 2 0 2
Cole 5 2 0 2
Noa, Kilinahe 6 2 0 2
Keomaka 3 1 1 2
Dickerson 7 0 1 1
Moreland 4 1 0 1
Noa, Karl 4 1 0 1
Akina 4 0 1 1
Brewster 7 0 1 1
Tuioti-Mariner 3 1 0 1
Welch 7 0 1 1
Runge 7 0 1 1
Tautofi 7 0 1 1
Miranda 2 1 0 1
Keliikipi 6 1 0 1
Total 7 322 238 560

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