Hawaii Grown Report:
Colorado’s Dizon a big part of upset of Sooners
ºIt's a give-and-take situation that Jordon Dizon
(Waimea '04) would prefer to be in every week.
Dizon, who had been leading the nation in tackles all season, dropped to third in tackles per game and fell into a tie for the lead in total tackles this week.
However, statistics were the last thing on his mind as his Colorado football team pulled off one of the bigger upsets of the season with a 27-24 victory over then-third-ranked Oklahoma.
Dizon finished with nine tackles in the game and had Colorado's only sack.
"There was no one being Superman out there, there's no one doing things that were supernatural," he was quoted as saying in a press release after the game.
The Sooners entered the matchup leading the nation in scoring at more than 60 points a game. They led by as many as 17 in the second half, but Dizon spearheaded a Buffaloes defense that allowed only 56 total yards by halftime.
That performance has Dizon thinking big things for his Colorado football team.
"We're on the verge of being great," he said.
Freshman Kai Maiava (Baldwin '07) made the first start of his career at left guard for the Buffaloes.
» Mika Kane (Kamehameha '05) had five tackles and deflected a pass into the hands of teammate Tyson Alualu (Saint Louis '05) for a key interception in No. 3 California's 31-24 victory on the road against 14th-ranked Oregon.
Alualu added a tackle and a quarterback hurry for the Bears, who earned their highest ranking in more than 50 years.
» Daniel Teo Nesheim (Hawaii Prep '05) had five tackles and a sack and Wilson Afoa (Saint Louis '05) had three in Washington's 27-24 loss against No. 2 USC.
Kaluka Maiava (Baldwin '05) had two tackles for the Trojans.
» Oregon State junior Al Afalava (Kahuku '05) had three tackles and recovered two fumbles for 33 yards in a 40-14 loss to UCLA.
» Hofstra senior Shellane Ogoshi
(Roosevelt '04) had a match-high 17 digs to go along with four assists and three aces in a sweep of Georgia State.
Ogoshi is six assists shy of second place on the school's career assists list.
» Ashley Aratani (Iolani '04) had a season-high three aces and Tamari Miyashiro (Kalani '05) had 21 digs to help Washington remain undefeated with a sweep of rival Washington State.
» Pacific senior setter Anela Iseke (Kamehameha '04) set a school record with 65 assists in a five-game loss to Linfield.
Iseke broke the previous record of 62 assists in a game and added 11 digs and four kills.
Christiana Chandler (Leilehua '07) and Lia Nishikura (Mililani '07) also saw action for the Boxers.
» Monarisa Ale (Kahuku '04) had 15 digs, five blocks and five kills for Utah State in a four-game victory Fresno State.
» Sophomore outside hitter Deven Bukoski (Kamehameha '06) had 17 kills, 17 digs and three aces for Cal State Fullerton in a five-game loss against Cal State Northridge.
» Harvard junior Rachael Lau
(Punahou '05) scored her first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to Yale.
» Duke goalie Allison Lipsher (Punahou '04) made three saves and recorded the 30th shutout of her career in a 1-0 victory over Virginia Tech.
» Cory Arashiro (Kauai '06) scored the first goal of her career 7 minutes into overtime to lead Pacific to a 1-0 victory over George Fox.
» New Mexico goalkeeper Kiani Wong (Iolani '05) made nine saves and recorded her second shutout in three career starts in a victory over Arizona State.
That effort earned her Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week honors.
» Gonzaga senior defender Daniel Scott
(King Kekaulike '03) was named the West Coast Conference co-defensive player of the month for September.
Scott helped the Bulldogs go 5-1-1 during the month. The Zags have been ranked as high as 12th in the polls.