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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Game Day: UH at Boise State

Game day! It's gonna be nuts. UH gotta play pretty close to perfect, but this team can do it. Here's the game day previews, and then I'll be pacing for the next 4 hours. GO WARRIORS!!!!!!

Stephen Tsai's gameday preview has breakdowns of the offense, defense and special teams of UH and Boise State. Here's an excerpt about the UH D:
In five WAC games, the Warriors have forced 17 turnovers (five fumble recoveries, 12 interceptions), of which 13 were parlayed into touchdowns. (Two of those picks were followed by drives that ended when the clock expired.) Credit goes to an athletic back seven. Aaron Brown was recruited as a safety; John Hardy-Tuliau is a cornerback essentially playing linebacker; Corey Paredes moonlighted as a receiver at Castle High, and Mana Silva and Richard Torres were high school quarterbacks.
Tsai writes about the bigness of today's game. Bigness is a word.
The Hawaii football team's dreams are now available in blue.

Second-ranked Boise State and Bronco Stadium's blue turf stand in the way of the Warriors' months-long goal of winning the Western Athletic Conference title.

"We've been looking at this game for the longest time," UH slotback Kealoha Pilares said. "In the summer, we were preparing for the (season-opening) USC game, but this was always in the back of our head. When you think about the important games -- the people you want to play, the good teams -- Boise State automatically comes up. It's a great opportunity."
Dave Reardon writes about the Boise mystique, which like the X-Men character, is blue.
LINEBACKER COREY Paredes wasn't exactly singing the blues during UH's Bronco Stadium walk-through yesterday.

"Just another field, yeah Coach? The ground is blue, but we're not looking at the ground."

"That's right," Lee responds. "Don't look down. There's nobody there but our ancestors."
Fox 12 Idaho has an update on "spy-gate". Turns out there wasn't a spy hiding behind a gate.

Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman highlights the Boise secondary.
“If people want to rank the secondary, wait ’til after this game because this right here is actually our test,” safety George Iloka said.
The defensive backs will tell you that they haven’t played that poorly — and the stats back them up. The Broncos are eighth nationally in passing defense, allowing just 161 yards per game.
And Ferd Lewis writes how ESPN has helped Boise State gain national exposure.


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