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Monday, September 21, 2009

UNLV Review

Dave Reardon reviews five key plays from UH's 34-33 loss to UNLV in this week's Warrior Replay article.

Stephen Tsai writes that UH must regroup, regain health.
The Warriors are hopeful of replenishing an active roster that has been peppered with injuries.

Fetaiagogo Fonoti, who started every game at defensive right end last season, has not played this season while recovering from a hyper-extended left kneecap. Fonoti can run straight ahead but has difficulty making cuts. He was on the past trip's 66-player travel roster. Because the Louisiana Tech game is a Western Athletic Conference event, the travel roster is reduced by two. Even if his availability is in question, Fonoti is expected to make that trip.

Defensive end Paipai Falemalu also is hopeful of being available for the Louisiana Tech game.
Jason Kaneshiro writes that the Warriors shall not lament!
The Warriors' travel-heavy September schedule continues next week with a trek to Louisiana Tech to open the Western Athletic Conference season in a Wednesday night game on Sept. 30. The nationally televised game ends a stretch of three straight road games.

"We'll get back, rest up, get back to work and get back to watching film, and move on to our next opponent," receiver Greg Salas said. "You're only allowed to mourn a little bit, so once we get back it should be out of our mind and we've got to move on to LaTech."
Here are game reviews from the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun.

Dave Reardon reviews the game in his Further Review column.
MAKE NO mistake, though. While this game was won by the Rebels in the second half, it was lost by the Warriors in the first.

Maybe it wasn't a wild prediction that at least one game would be squandered by kicking -- but there it is. In fairness to Scott Enos, he did hit a 47-yarder at the end of the half, and the disorganized rush job that resulted in a miss from 31 might not be his fault.

The larger point is that the way the Warriors offense was humming at that point, they shouldn't have been kicking anything other than extra points.
And Ferd Lewis reviews the game and looks ahead to the WAC schedule.
So, there is plenty of work to be done for the 2-1 Warriors in both shoring up their defensive secondary and ratcheting up the pass rush. It is a twinfold proposition because UH's inability to get to virtuoso UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton more than once (the lowering of the boom by converted defensive end Jake Heun) with a three-man rush helped put the secondary at risk for extended periods.


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