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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hawaii at #25, UH vs NMSU Wrap-Ups

UH is ranked #25 in today's AP poll. Woot woot!
The University of Hawaii football team moved into the Associated Press Top 25 today for the first time since 2007.

The Warriors, who are 9-3 overall with one regular-season game remaining, are 25th in balloting among national media.
UH received 40 votes in the USA Today coaches poll (#27), and 65 votes in the Harris Interactive poll (#28).

As always, huge thanks to the dude or dudette who keeps posting highlights from UH games on Youtube. Here's UHNMSU2010's Youtube page, which has tons of highlights from Hawaii's 59-24 victory over New Mexico state. Here's one of Alex Green's many ridiculous runs:

Stephen Tsai's wrap-up focuses on Green's ridiculous day.
"Usually when you get all of these rushing yards, it's the offensive line that gets the credit," left tackle Austin Hansen said. "We played hard, and we blocked hard, but the film will show my man broke tackles at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary. Alex had an outstanding game."

Green broke the 60-year-old record of 270 yards set by Peter Wilson.
Green said he had set a goal of a 1,000-yard season when he signed with UH in 2009 as a junior college transfer. He was a backup to Leon Wright-Jackson in 2009.

"I knew I made the right choice coming here," Green said. "I knew that in 2009."

Green is nominated for one of this week's ESPN Capital One Impact Performances of the Week. GO VOTE!

Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News has a wrap-up.
"For defense, we say lets have them beat us rushing. And that's what they did," Aggie senior cornerback Davon House said. "And when we did stack the box to stop the run, we were left one-on-one with their best receiver, one of the top receivers in the nation. That's a bad matchup right there."
Stephen Tsai has some news and notes about Greg Salas and Scott Enos breaking school records, and a great quote from Kaniela Tuipulotu regarding Kamalu Umu's interception:
Tuipulotu said he was not surprised by Umu's pick.

"He's the world's most interesting man," Tuipulotu mused. "He found the Fountain of Youth but didn't drink from it because he wasn't thirsty."
Ferd Lewis writes about the wacky week that was.
I mean, let's have a show of hands for those who predicted back in September that the Warriors football team would win a WAC championship this fall -- and the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team wouldn't.

Yeah, sure.
And Chelsea Jensen of West Hawaii Today writes about Colt Brennan's release from the hospital yesterday.
"It is with (a) heavy heart that I am able to leave the hospital today, as my prayers and thoughts remain with Theresa Wang and her family. ... I ask that the same support I received be directed to Ms. Wang as she recovers from this unfortunate accident," said Brennan, 27, in a written statement released Saturday afternoon.


  • At Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:28:00 PM HST, Anonymous UH Football Girl said…

    I voted for Green! =)

    Vote now if you haven't! http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/index?page=caponecup

  • At Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 5:55:00 PM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Leon Wright-Jackson should be crying about now. Could you imagine the numbers LWJ would have (yes, would not could) racked up if they let him start two yards behind the QB instead of beside the QB. Not sure why the light came on now; sometimes change is slow; but lets hope they never cling to some tenet of the run-n-shoot so tight that they deny the team opportunities for excellence. Go Rolo!

  • At Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 6:21:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Green is tougher then LWJ was. I think Green would have done well beside the QB also. The play calls seem to be alot more run related. I like it. As much as I love the air attack running the ball is a great balance for the offense. Keep it going Rolo/Mouse!

  • At Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 7:22:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    Green seems to have that burst and acceleration combined with strength that's rare among RBs. Remember last year's TD run vs Washington State? It was like, who's that guy!?

  • At Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:03:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I remember going to the Spring and Fall practices and watching LWJ. Every time he was challenged by safety or DB coming over and saying "Oh no you're not!" He would just crank it into an extra gear and be gone. LWJ is happy somewhere, but it appears AG will get a chance to go pro. Timing IS everything.


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