JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARBULLETIN.COM
Hawaii QB Colt Brennan is looking past his performance against Northern Colorado and setting his sights on Louisiana Tech.
Brennan all business
When eager reporters brought up his Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award after practice yesterday, Colt Brennan blinked.
Then Hawaii's Heisman Trophy candidate shrugged.
"It's cool and everything," said Brennan, who threw six touchdowns and tallied 416 passing yards in a half of work in the Warriors' 63-6 trouncing of Division I-AA Northern Colorado. "We're not really patting ourselves on the back for Saturday's performance or thinking about how good we are yet.
"We beat a team we were supposed to beat, so these next couple of weeks will really determine how good we're gonna be and obviously we got a tough test this week (at Louisiana Tech). So, it's a great honor and everything, but it's too early in the season to appreciate stuff like that."
It's a businesslike approach shared by his coach, June Jones, who worked the team hard in non-contact drills yesterday.
"I was really happy with how the offensive and defensive lines played," Jones said. "Very intense, and I thought they were the difference in the game."
He added he was impressed with the play of linebacker Brad Kalilimoku, who moved into a starting role in place of injured Blaze Soares, and collected nine tackles.
The Warriors leave tomorrow afternoon for Monroe, La., by way of Houston. Jones was still awaiting a tape of the Bulldogs' 28-7 victory over Central Arkansas yesterday afternoon, and hadn't seen any footage of his next opponent.
The Warriors were ranked No. 23 in the AP Top 25 and No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches polls. Both polls will announce new rankings today.