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Sunday, September 21, 2008

30th Year in the WAC, Injuries, Etc.

Ferd Lewis looks back at UH's history in the WAC, and asks how competitive can the Warriors be when they open their 30th season of WAC play against San Jose State.

Jason Kaneshiro writes about Tyler Graunke getting cleared to practice tomorrow, and has other injury news.
Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea and linebacker Blaze Soares, both sidelined since the early stages of fall camp, are expected to soon rejoin the Warriors in practice as well. Savaiigaea's triceps healed enough for him to participate in individual drills last week. Soares is working back from a calf injury and McMackin said he'll find out the junior's status tomorrow.
Recent UH commit Marcus Malepeai was involved in a crazy play in the Kalaheo-Radford game.
Moments later, a zany play gave Radford another scoring opportunity. Defensive end Marcus Malepeai stole the handoff away from Phil Tauai and rambled 29 yards to the Kalaheo 25-yard line, where the Mustangs stripped the ball from his grasp. In the ensuing melee, Radford's Kerry Patton recovered the loose football at the Kalaheo 9-yard line.
Gahr teammates and UH commits Corey Nielsen and Deondre Powell had great games in their 63-0 victory over Cerritos.
QB Corey Nielsen had a huge game at the expense of the winless Dons (0-3), hitting on 12 of 15 passes for 375 yards and five TDs for the Gladiators (2-1).
Aaron Bradley had 125 yards receiving, Deondre Powell added 83 and both scored TDs.
And finally, not really related to UH football, but Dave Reardon has a great column catching up with some Hawaii guys working for ESPN.

2 Comments:

  • At Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:08:00 AM HST, Blogger Eric said…

    Hey, Tombo, just checking in. I read Lewis' article and I kind of agree that this is put-up or shut-up week for Hawaii if they want to get onto the fast-track for a bowl game. San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, and Nevada will all be combating for that final bowl slot and a home win against the Spartans would at least give them a little bit of separation.

     
  • At Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 9:37:00 AM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    thanks eric. it'll definitely a huge game. tyler graunke will have a full week of practice and hopefully others can come back from injuries after this bye week. oh, and did i say top 15 defense before the start of the season? just gotta climb about 100 spots. it's still possible!

     

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