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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Hawaii 59, UNLV 21, Game Wrap-Ups

HawaiiAthletics.com has a game summary of UH's 59-21 victory over UNLV, including links to the official box score, post-game notes and a photo gallery.
Quarterback Bryant Moniz threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 29 yards and two scores. Running back Alex Green topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season, rushing for 136 yards and one touchdown. Slot receiver Kealoha Pilares had nine catches for 157 yards and one score while Greg Salas added five receptions for 94 yards and two scores.

UH’s defense forced three Rebel interceptions, giving the Warriors 23 picks on the season. Safety Mana Silva’s interception in the third quarter gave him a new UH career record of 14.
Big thanks to whoever keeps doing this -- UHUNLV2010 has a bunch of game highlights up on Youtube. Here's that crazy interception return by Richard Torres:



ESPN.com has the AP wrap-up, including links to videos, photos and stats.
The Warriors avenged a 34-33 loss last season to UNLV (2-11) that sent Hawaii into a six-game losing streak, setting the program back to its lowest point in years.

"We owed them some payback after we lost by one up there last year, so there was definitely still motivation for us," said Salas, who caught a 54-yard scoring strike.
The Sports Network has a game summary.

Powers of 10, by Stephen Tsai
"This was for the seniors," said left tackle Austin Hansen, a junior. "This is for the guys who gave five years of their lives, dedicated 100 percent for this program. That's 5:30 mornings year 'round. That's heartbreak. That's reading stories about how bad you are. That's working your butt off when nobody believes in you. That's what this night was all about. And the 10 wins? That's the bonus on top."
Hawaii slams door shut on poor year for UNLV, by Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Warriors never stopped trying to score, with backup quarterback Brent Rausch throwing a 39-yard pass to set up one final score with 1:29 left.

"They didn't run it up, I guarantee you," Hauck said. "It's what they do. They don't have a lot of run game."
Rebels drop final game of the year in 59-21 Hawaii blowout, by Case Keefer of The Las Vegas Sun

Senior-heavy lineup leads Warriors, by Jason Kaneshiro
The Warriors junior quarterback had carried the Hawaiian flag out of the tunnel before each home game this season. But when offensive tackle Kainoa LaCount requested that honor for senior night, Moniz was quick to oblige.

"I wanted him to have that," Moniz said. "I had goose bumps standing behind him watching him."
Early UNLV strike rouses Hawaii, by Brian McInnis
"It was a little bit of a wake-up call," said junior safety Richard Torres, who had a team-best seven tackles. "We knew they were coming to play. Despite the record, we knew it was a good team. We knew it on film, and that really woke us up and got us saying we had to settle down and play our game."
Hawaii's Salas leaves records for another day, by Ferd Lewis
When slot receiver Greg Salas left the field to a fourth-quarter ovation on University of Hawaii senior night there was one voice he couldn't miss amid the 34,746 in the Aloha Stadium din.

"Well, did you get it ... did you get it?" student assistant Ashley Lelie pressed from the sideline.

"It" is Lelie's UH and Western Athletic Conference nine-year-old single-season reception yardage record (1,713).

And the answer was a smiling "no" from Salas.
Salas needs 39 yards to break Lelie's mark and three catches to pass Bess, two of the greatest receivers in UH history.
Is there also a school record for fair catches? Because Salas might be close to breaking that too. Ohhhhhh shnap!

Hawaii adds revenge, redemption to long list of accomplishments, by Ferd Lewis
What the Warriors got last night is the sweetest kind of satisfaction, the kind you get through redemption.

Last year, UNLV beat Hawaii by one point. But because of the way it happened, and for the negative impact it had on the Warriors' 2009 season, the score felt like 1,034-33.

So, of course, last night's motivation included revenge.
"A LOT of us had this game circled on our calendars since last season," said Torres, who in addition to the interception crushed Clayton on a safety blitz. "We felt like we owed them some payback."
Scorebook/Notebook, from the Star-Advertiser has news and notes about Tulsa playing in the Hawaii Bowl, Mana Silva setting the career interception mark, Scott Enos extending his consecutive PAT streak, etc.

Hauck emphasizes Rebels' future, by Billy Hull

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