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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Game highlights

Warriors end up a lil short in the loss.

3 Comments:

  • At Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 1:47:00 PM HST, Anonymous wallstkid said…

    Found some stuff: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/20/hawaii-defense-gives-unlv-credit-pivotal-drive/

    Hawaii cornerback Tank Hopkins didn’t want to talk about it and teammate Spencer Smith offered only 29 words about UNLV’s game-deciding drive late Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.

    Compared to his fellow Warriors, linebacker Jake Heun delivered a Gettysburg Address-like speech about Hawaii’s 34-33 defeat before a boisterous crowd of 29,717.

    “Definitely, the energy was back,” Heun said of the moments that followed his sack of Rebels quarterback Omar Clayton in the game’s final minute. “We just couldn’t get it on the next snap. It happens.

    “We’ll break down film, look at this and use it as a learning experience. They’re a great team. It’ll help us a lot in WAC play. We’ll bust our (backsides) back in Honolulu. No way this happens again.”

    Heun, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound junior from Alaska, served as his team’s defensive spokesman as Saturday turned into Sunday.

    “Yeah, I got in there pretty well,” he said. “But at the end of the day, it didn’t mean enough. We needed one more play after that. You know what? One guy can make one play. We have to step up and make plays every time.”

    It was frustrating,” Heun said. “I thought our D-line played well, we just didn’t play well enough. Clayton is a (heck) of an athlete. We knew that coming into it. They were just one point better than us today.”

     
  • At Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 1:53:00 PM HST, Anonymous wallstkid said…

    Some more:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/sep/19/instant-analysis-what-goes-around-comes-around/

    Other instant observations, as they developed tonight:

    • The Rebels were fortunate only to be trailing 10-7 after a first quarter in which Hawaii dominated and they played poorly. UNLV was whistled for two personal fouls and another needless penalty when coach Mike Sanford put two quarterbacks into the game at the same time and one (Clayton) didn't know how or where to line up. That was just in the first 4 1/2 minutes. During the final 11 1/2 minutes, UNLV didn't tackle or defend the pass very well. Hawaii also made a huge gaffe — kicker Scott Enos was still stepping off his sideway steps when the ball was snapped, throwing off the timing on his second field-goal attempt.

    • The first half was not Omar Clayton's finest as the Rebels' quarterback. He threw into double coverage and was intercepted; he threw into triple coverage and was intercepted. Greg Alexander, the Hawaii quarterback, did not have that problem. He passed for 341 yards in the first half, picking apart UNLV's single coverage.

    • Where was the Rebels' pass rush? Alexander attempted 34 passes in the first half. UNLV did not get to him once. The Rebels did better in the second half, sacking Alexander twice. Gotta love those halftime adjustments.

    • Rebels' opening drive of the second half: 15 plays, nine minutes ... no points. Ouch! Kyle Watson picked the wrong time to bounce a kick off the upright.

    • Clayton was excellent in the second half. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns and was not intercepted.

    • UNLV's effort in five words or fewer: What goes around, comes around.

     
  • At Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    thanks, wallstkid.

     

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