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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Bess, Ikaika, Pilares, Coach Mack Show, Fresno Previews

Davone Bess led the Miami Dolphins with 9 catches for 93 yards and 1 TD in a 41-14 loss to the Patriots.

KHON, KITV and KGMB has highlights from the game in last night's Chawan's Cut:

As Miami QB Chad Henne puts it:
`Davone has a way of getting open and being quarterback-friendly,'' Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne said. ``If he keeps getting open, we're going to get him the ball.''
Ikaika Alama-Francis also played in his first game of the season and registered an assisted tackle.
Strong side linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis, who has been sidelined three weeks because of an illness that had him lose 15-20 pounds, played in his first game of the season. Alama-Francis, a converted defensive lineman, shared the workload with Koa Misi, entering the game primarily on running downs.
HawaiiNewsNow has this week's Coach Mack Show available for viewing on their website. The "Call of the Warrior" segment is a profile of Laupepa Letuli.

Kealoha Pilares was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week yesterday. Stephen Tsai profiles him.
"It's not anything special," Pilares said of receiving his first individual WAC award. "I didn't win the Heisman or anything."

Because of the intensity of the game, Pilares said, "You kind of forget about everything. I didn't know I was getting the ball that much, and I don't think (quarterback Bryant Moniz) knew he was throwing me the ball that much. He was throwing it to the open guy. We had a lot of open guys."

Pilares credited the other receivers, particularly left slotback Greg Salas, for drawing away defenders. He also praised Moniz, marveling at the quarterback's stiff-armed move on a scramble.

"I think that was his boxing skills, that jab," Pilares said. "You like to see your quarterback playing like that. It gives you goose bumps. Just watching Mo play is so
In the article, Tsai also has a funny story about Greg Salas playing safety.

HawaiiAthletics.com has quotes from Coach Mack's weekly press conference.

Daniel Lyght of The Fresno Bee previews the UH-Fresno game.
The contests between the teams have typically been close, and Hill expects this year's game to be no different. Fresno State leads the series 21-20-1, but Hawaii has won three of the past four games at Bulldog Stadium.
"They've been very physical games, and I don't think there will be any change," Hill said. "It will be a great game Saturday night."
And Ferd Lewis writes about Pat Hill's rock collection.
But arrayed right there next to him on the stage yesterday in the Duncan Center, home of the Bulldogs' auditorium-sized team meeting room, was ... an assortment of rocks.

Large 10- to 20-pounders, actually, each with the name of an opponent, game score and date prominently painted on it.

They symbolize, Hill said, "carrying the rock" -- proud testament to 200-yard and better rushing games in his tenure at Fresno State -- and signed by running backs and members of the participating offensive line from the game.


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