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Sunday, November 21, 2010

UH vs San Jose State Wrap-Ups

SJSUSpartans.com and the San Jose Mercury News have game summaries of Hawaii's 41-7 victory over San Jose State.

Passing king, by Stephen Tsai
"This was for Colt (Brennan)," UH head coach Greg McMackin said, referring to the hospitalized former Warriors great.

Brennan was a passenger in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning on the Big Island. He is hospitalized, in stable condition, with a punctured lung and fractures to four ribs, a clavicle, an eye socket and a cheekbone. He also has a gash on the back of his head.
Quarterback Bryant Moniz said he tried unsuccessfully to wear Brennan's No. 15 UH jersey, which has unofficially been retired.

"We couldn't find it," Moniz said.

Instead, Moniz donned Brennan's bravado, passing for a school-record 560 yards. That exceeded Brennan's single-game record by a yard.
UH's Moniz comes out swinging after being roughed up in Boise, by Jason Kaneshiro
Moniz, who was held to 129 yards by Boise State, benefited from having UH's starting receiver corps back together with the return of slotback Kealoha Pilares from a hamstring injury that kept him out against the Broncos.

Pilares finished with game-high totals of nine catches for 154 yards and scored UH's last touchdown, a 37-yard reception late in the third quarter.

"It felt like forever since I stepped on the field," said Pilares, who'd last appeared in the second quarter of UH's win over Idaho on Oct. 30. "We started off slow, but we picked things up and put it together."
Brown helps UH return to form, by Billy Hull
A 22-yard interception return for a touchdown gave Hawaii a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter. After San Jose State returned the favor late in the half to get the ball in Hawaii territory, Brown dropped back into coverage and picked off a second pass to keep the Spartans out of the end zone.

"It was about time I showed up and contributed a little more," said Brown, who was one of the top junior college linebackers in the country when he accepted a scholarship to UH in 2009 out of Saddleback Community College in California. "I've dropped too many interceptions this year and it has been something I've worked on."
MacIntyre: 'They smothered us', by Nick Abramo
"They really smothered us," said San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre, referring to UH's eight sacks on senior quarterback Jordan La Secla, including five in the first half and two on SJSU's first possession of the second half. "No way should we be giving up eight sacks."
Hawaii pass rushers keep La Secla ducking for cover, by Ferd Lewis
"Those boys can really get after it," said La Secla, who was the one they mostly got after in recording a season-high eight sacks — seven by the defensive front — double the previous best and most since 2004. "It was rough."
"To be honest, the way they came, I feel like we haven't seen something like that this year," La Secla said. "They had a good scheme and everything, but I just feel like the way they rush is so different than any other we've seen. Just the way they get after it. They never give up. They just keep coming and (are) always moving. Usually when I break the pocket I can get upfield a little. (But) was I getting grabbed from behind, getting grabbed from the side. Those boys can move around."
After a week of bolt and Colt, defensive line gives UH a jolt, by Dave Reardon
Normally a football game is an emotional roller coaster — not a break from one. But that's what the 41-7 shellacking of the Spartans had to feel like for UH fans.

Thursday you learn your team's headed for greener pastures, finally off to the Mountain West. But before you can even really celebrate that, on Friday you're hit with the shocker of the program's greatest player, Colt Brennan, getting seriously hurt along with two other people in a bad car wreck.

There's a game? What game?

WELL, THE Warriors didn't forget about it.
Brennan feeling better after car accident, by the Star-Advertiser
Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was feeling better and was alert yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center, a family spokeswoman said.

The hospital issued a brief statement that Brennan was listed in stable condition yesterday; he had been in serious condition on Friday.
Warrior Scorebook, by the Star-Advertiser has news and notes about Miah Ostrowski, Scott Enos, Jordan Gomes, Greg Salas and Colt Brennan


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