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SJSU next on UH hit list


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POSTED: Monday, November 16, 2009

Hawaii's situation leaves the Warriors little margin for error and even less room for dwelling on the past.

So after completing a sweep of a two-game homestand, it didn't take long for the Warriors to turn their attention to their final road trip of the season.

“;It's San Jose State,”; running back Leon Wright-Jackson said on his way to the locker room. “;This game's over with; it's time to look on to the Spartans, so we're just going to get ready for that.”;

The Warriors (4-6, 2-5 Western Athletic Conference) kept their bowl hopes alive with a 24-6 win over New Mexico State on Saturday and close their league schedule with a trip to Northern California to face struggling San Jose State (1-8, 0-5).

The Warriors enter the week with the status of quarterback Bryant Moniz in question. Moniz left Saturday's game in the fourth quarter with sore ribs. He said after the game the injury “;wasn't serious at all.”;

UH offensive coordinator Ron Lee spoke with Moniz yesterday, and “;he said he felt better than last night.”; But he cautioned that Moniz's status won't be certain until he has X-rays taken.

Shane Austin finished the game and completed eight of 11 passes, including a touchdown that put the game out of reach.

UH quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich anticipates Moniz, who has started the last six games, won't throw much early in the week, leading to more reps for Austin and Brent Rausch.

“;(Austin) gets enough reps in practice, and this is the second time he's had to be on a moment's notice, so I think he'll continue to be ready to play in the game like a starter,”; Rolovich said. “;We're going to continue to bring Brent back (from a broken finger), and it's Shane's job to hold him off.”;

As the coaches reviewed the New Mexico State game, there were bright spots in the offense's performance, particularly early in the game. But Lee noted several dropped passes that helped keep the Aggies in contention.

“;We can't afford any drops at the end of the season,”; Lee said.

The Hawaii defense, meanwhile, didn't allow an offensive score for the first time since shutting out Idaho in 2005. They will next face a San Jose State offense that ranks 118th out of 120 FBS teams in scoring at 13.6 points per game and enters the week on a five-game losing streak.

“;It's part of football, and we have to do what we have to do,”; linebacker Blaze Soares said of going back on the road. “;Take this intensity, times it by 10 and go into that game with a chip on our shoulder.”;

 

Salas climbs the charts

Greg Salas' career night moved him into the national lead in receiving yards. Salas caught a school-record 16 passes for 196 yards against New Mexico State, raising his season total to 1,360, for an average of 136 yards per game. Bowling Green's Freddie Barnes is second at 1,285 and 128.5 ypg.

After breaking Davone Bess' single-game record for catches, Salas is also on track to pass Bess' school record for receptions per game. Salas now averages 8.5 catches, just ahead of Bess' mark of 8.3 set in 2007.

Ashley Lelie's yardage records set in 2001 would also appear to be within reach. Salas enters the final three games of the regular season 353 yards shy of Lelie's school and WAC record of 1,713. He would need to average 117.7 yards to catch Lelie, who set the mark in 12 games while Salas will have 13.

Salas also moved into UH's top 10 in career receiving yards with 2,226.

Safety Mana Silva's fifth interception of the season moved him into first in the WAC and a nine-way tie for eighth in the national rankings.

 

Bowl speculation rises

While Hawaii's win kept the Warriors in the hunt for a berth in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, SMU became bowl eligible with a win over UTEP on Saturday.

The Hawaii Bowl has the second pick or a “;preferred selection”; from Conference USA, and bringing former UH head coach June Jones back to the islands would add some sizzle to the game. But a catch remains.

SMU's win coupled with Houston's loss pushed the Mustangs into first place in the West division. If SMU (6-4, 5-1) wins out, the Mustangs would play in the league title game. The Conference USA champion is contracted to go to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

While the situation remains fluid at best, Hawaii Bowl executive director David Matlin said having SMU in the game “;would be a great matchup for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.”;

Hawaii is the lone WAC team whose bowl eligibility has yet to be determined. Boise State, Nevada, Fresno State and Idaho are eligible.

 

Short yardage

Receiver Jovonte Taylor started Saturday's game despite missing all of last week's practices while being treated for a staph infection in his arm. He didn't catch a pass and averaged 24 yards on two kickoff returns. ... Scott Enos retained the kicking duties and went 1-for-2 on field goals, making a 38-yarder and missing from 22. He improved to 28-for-28 on PATs.

 

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL STATISTICS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Team Statistics
 HawaiiOPP
SCORING245305
Points Per Game24.530.5
FIRST DOWNS222218
Rushing57114
Passing15096
Penalty158
RUSHING YARDAGE1,1211,943
Yards gained rushing1,3092,199
Yards lost rushing188256
Rushing Attempts228406
Average Per Rush4.94.8
Average Per Game112.1194.3
TDs Rushing1023
PASSING YARDAGE3,5192,129
Att-Comp-Int264-442-15178-280-9
Average Per Pass8.07.6
Average Per Catch13.312.0
Average Per Game351.9212.9
TDs Passing2116
TOTAL OFFENSE4,6404,072
Total Plays670686
Average Per Play6.95.9
Average Per Game464.0407.2
KICK RETURNS: #-Yards55-1,19738-827
PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards18-1305-(-1)
INT RETURNS: #-Yards9-5615-134
KICK RETURN AVERAGE21.821.8
PUNT RETURN AVERAGE7.2-0.2
INT RETURN AVERAGE6.28.9
FUMBLES-LOST21-1327-9
PENALTIES-Yards60-47454-511
Average Per Game36.351.1
PUNTS-Yards29-1,05439-1,572
Average Per Punt36.340.3
Net punt average35.034.9
TIME OF POSSESSION/Game29:1030:48
3RD-DOWN Conversions54/11455/126
3rd-Down Pct47%44%
4TH-DOWN Conversions2/1413/17
4th-Down Pct14%76%
SACKS BY-Yards14-10225-134
MISC YARDS088
TOUCHDOWNS SCORED3140
FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS9-159-13
ON-SIDE KICKS2-30-1
RED-ZONE SCORES29-46 63%38-43 88%
RED-ZONE TDS21-46 46%29-43 67%
PAT-ATTEMPTS28-28 100%36-36 100%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

       

       

     

 

Rushing
 GAttNetAvgTDLong
Wright-Jackson10544007.4662
Green10633565.7244
Moniz8461763.8131
Alexander4371642.8023
Dimude410515.0013
Funaki107242.618
Rego74174.209
Pilares1011313.0013
Austin3100.000
Taylor1010-3.00-0.3
TEAM94-9-2.20-1.0
Totals10228 1,3094.91062

 

       

Passing
 GCompAttIntYdsTDLong
Moniz813524181,8331071
Alexander49815041,433973
Austin330473246230
TEAM9030000
Funaki10110707 
Totals10264442153,51921

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Receiving
 GRecYdsAvgTDLong
Salas10851,36016.0866
Pilares10525119.8232
Bradley63157518.5573
Medeiros73038512.8357
Taylor102230914.0371
Pollard61314210.9021
Wright-Jackson10131078.2018
Avery766410.7016
Green106264.3016 
Dimude43217.0013
Blount4188.008
Henry9177.007
Funaki10144.004
Totals102643,51913.321

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Total Offense
 GPlaysRushPassTotAvg
Moniz82871761,8332,009251.1
Alexander41871031,4331,536384.0
Wright-Jackson1054400040040.0
Green1063356035635.6
Austin348024624682.0
Dimude4105005012.5
Funaki108187252.5
Rego74170172.4
Pilares101130131.3
Taylor101-30-3-0.3
TEAM97-90-9-1.0
Totals106701,1213,5194,640

464.0
       

 

       

Scoring
 TDFG1XP2XPTot
Enos0928055
Salas800048
Wright-Jackson600036
Bradley500030
Taylor300018
Medeiros300018
Green200012
Pilares200012
Moniz10006
Funaki10006
TEAM00004
Alexander00000
Totals319280

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Tackles
 GUTATTot
Soares10353873
Smith10412061
Kiesel-Kauhane10411960
Silva10332154
Paredes10341549
Tufaga10201737
Bryant7191433
Torres10211132
Davis1028432
Purcell10121426
Fonoti7111324
Ornellas1018321
Heun1016321
Falemalu914418
Satele1012517
Savaiigaea109716
Lolotai1010515
Hopkins88614
Meatoga88210
Brown37310
Clore9448
Wadsworth10448
Walker9718
Hanohano9426
Rice10235
Correa10224
Ahmad10314
Enos10404
Black4213
Gomes7213
J. Estes10202
K. Estes10022
Funaki10011
Henry9101
Alexander4101
Medeiros7101
Wright-Jackson10011
Bradley6101
Taylor10101
Salas10101
Totals10439247686

Miscellaneous
Interceptions (No.-Yds.): Mana Silva 5-15, Richard Torres 1-17, Blaze Soares 1-21, Spencer Smith 1-3, Lametrius Davis 1-0. Totals: 9-56.
Sacks (No.-Yds.): Corey Paredes 4-29, Aaron Brown 1-11, Blaze Soares 1-11, Paipai Falemalu 2-14, Jake Heun 1-9, Tuika Tuifaga 1-8, Liko Satele 1-8, Lewis Walker 1-8, Fetaiagogo Fonoti 1-3, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane 1-1. Totals: 14-102.
Fumbles (No.-Yds.): Fetaiagogo Fonoti 1-5, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane 1-0, Corey Paredes 1-0, Richard Torres 1-0, Paipai Falemalu 1-0, Mike Wadsworth 1-0, TEAM 1-0. Totals: 7-5.