Wounded Warriors come home
A Hawaii team in need of a break returned home yesterday following its second road loss in three weeks.
The Warriors head into their first bye week of the season at 1-2 and looking to recuperate from their opening stretch and recharge entering Western Athletic Conference play next week.
"Hits are like car crashes and we've had a lot of hard hits," UH coach Greg McMackin said. "This bye is coming at a perfect time for us. We've got to get healthy and work on correcting things."
Among those who'll need some time to heal after Saturday's 45-7 loss at Oregon State are quarterback Tyler Graunke and offensive lineman Keith AhSoon.
Graunke was to have an X-ray performed on his injured right thumb and wrist that forced him out of the game in the third quarter. AhSoon will have an MRI to determine the extent of an injury to his left knee he suffered early in the game.
Running backs Leon Wright-Jackson (foot) and Daniel Libre (ankle) also didn't finish the game due to injuries.
The Warriors are scheduled to resume practice tomorrow through Thursday, with the WAC opener against San Jose State set for Sept. 27.
"We'll need the fans more than ever because our goals are still in front of us," McMackin said.