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Sunday, September 26, 2010

UH vs Charleston Southern Wrap-Ups, Video

Here are this morning's wrap-ups of UH's 66-7 victory over Charleston Southern.

Smothered, by Stephen Tsai
"We always knew we had an explosive offense," Green said. "We finally put four quarters together. We played a full game. It gave us a little confidence. Now we know we have to bring it every time."

The Warriors' defense also was able to quell — for one night — concerns about its ability to slow the rush.

The Warriors, using run blitzes, held the Buccaneers to 52 yards on 41 carries.

With nowhere to run, and their deficit growing, the Buccaneers were forced to pass into the Warriors' active zone defense. Cornerback Jeramy Bryant made the Warriors' first interception of the season, in the first quarter, and linebacker Po'okela Ahmad added one in the fourth quarter."
Moniz was money from the start, by Jason Kaneshiro
It was also the first time UH broke the 60-point mark since a 66-10 win over the Buccaneers in 2007 as the Warriors offense worked out some kinks before entering Western Athletic Conference play this week against Louisiana Tech.

"It was something we talked about all week to get a big win and sharpen up the things we haven't done so good as far as the red zone and the third quarter," Moniz said after passing for a career-high 395 yards.
Hawaii's defense comes out swinging, by Brian McInnis
"We've had great practices, all the way back to spring. All the way back to fall camp," said Aranda, who pointed to himself for defensive letdowns in the first three games. "We've always created turnovers, always gotten sacks, always tackled well. That hasn't shown up in the games, until today. So my hope is, this is the start of how we play."
Mills favors UH '10 over '07 team, by Billy Hull
"I felt like (Hawaii) is a team that I think is more sound in all three areas of the game than maybe the team we played in 2007," Mills said. "Of course, they all had all the accolades with Colt Brennan and so forth, but I've been impressed with the discipline ... and the toughness they have shown (this year)."
No trap for UH to fear in this slap game, by Dave Reardon
Sure, it wasn't much of a game ... it was more like a scrimmage. And that's what UH needed headed into conference play next week.

That just-completed two-week "business trip," well, the Warriors came back from it with what many expected: a win at Army and a loss at Colorado. But because it was in that order — and because UH blew a lead and narrowly escaped at West Point and didn't recover from doing the same at Boulder — there was a great sense of missed opportunity.

There was talk of soft defense and an offense that couldn't score from close range, and a continual curse of being outscored in the third quarter. After last night's domination, that could be forgotten for a while.
Threat to Rolovich's record brought blowout some drama, by Ferd Lewis
Rolovich has repeatedly challenged his players with the record's existence right there by his desk — and on page 91 of UH's official media guide and record book — telling them how it will not fall. To them, especially. And how, by the power vested in him as offensive maestro, he will get the hook out before they can break it.

"We tell him if we get close, he'd better leave us in," said Shane Austin. "But he tells us, 'Nah, I'll take you out before that.' "

So when Moniz's TD totals began to mount with three in the first quarter and two more in the first 7 minutes of the second quarter, eyes began to focus on Rolovich, "Somebody — Greg Salas, I think — started yelling out the numbers," Rolovich said.
Warrior Scorebook, from the Star-Advertiser has stats, news and notes.
Junior center Matagisila Lefiti played for the first time this season when he got in on UH's third drive in the first quarter.

Lefiti, who was slated to start before suffering a foot injury over the summer, had to sit out the first three games of the season as Bronson Tiwanak took over.

"It just felt like ... it was an unexplainable feeling to play football again," Lefiti said. "The foot was great. Just gotta get in condition and work from there."
And here's the post-game wrap-up from CSUsports.com.
Charleston Southern had plenty to boast about despite a 66-7 loss on the road at the University of Hawaii. The Bucs played in front of 27,144 people at Aloha Stadium in a game that started near midnight in Charleston.
Offensively for Charleston Southern (2-2), DeMarcus Moon reached 1,000 rushing yards for his career and A.J. Toscano moved into second all time with more than 3,100 passing yards, while Charles James led the defense, tying the school record with two interceptions.

1 Comments:

  • At Monday, September 27, 2010 at 2:55:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If Rolo pulled him to keep the record, I agree with that decision. Rolo did it to an 8th ranked unbeaten BYU team during a stretch in which he dismantled other ranked teams and embarrassed future NFL starting QBs David Carr and Ben Roethlisberger. That BYU game was the loudest game that I've ever attended. Moniz played a great game, but he should earn the record on a huge performance against a quality team.

     

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