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Sunday, September 11, 2011

UH vs Washington Wrap-Ups

HawaiiAthletics.com has post-game interviews with Greg McMackin, Bryant Moniz, Miah Ostrowski and Richard Torres after UH lost to Washington 40-32.

And here are the wrap-ups:

Not quite, by Stephen Tsai of the Subscription Required Star Advertiser
"It's not a game of inches, it's a game of centimeters," UH kicker Tyler Hadden said. "If I had half a rotation more (on the football), I would have been on it. No one was around it. I was sitting around waiting for it to go 10 yards. So close. Just so close. That's how it goes."

It was a recurring theme for the Warriors, who could not overcome dropped passes, missed assignments and point-after breakdowns.
"I'm disappointed about the loss," UH defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu said, "but not about the heart of the team. We'll be back."
Tsai also writes that Ostrowski and Sean Shigematsu are injured.

Warriors put themselves in hole soon after coin flip, by Ferd Lewis (sub req.)
The Warriors' perseverance in closing the gap to seven- (21-14), eight- (28-20), five- (31-26) and six-point (38-32) spreads was both remarkable and praiseworthy, especially under the perpetual "H-u-s-k-i-e-s" verbal bombardment from the partisan majority of 63,352 on hand.

Unfortunately the execution was too often lacking in the form of a fumble at the Washington 5-yard line, two blocked kicks, dropped passes and penalties.
Finally, for Torres, an interception return for TD holds up, by Ferd Lewis (sub req.)
Torres said, "I was roaming and trying to disguise it from the quarterback (Keith Price). I saw the pattern develop, saw the ball and just tried to break to it. I was excited, but made sure I made the catch and tucked it away good and then headed upfield as fast as I could."
Edwards adds vitality to Warriors' kickoff returns, by the Subscription Required staff
Last year UH was 96th among 120 NCAA major college football teams in kickoff returns, averaging 20.16 yards per return. So far this season, Edwards is averaging 29.25 yards per kickoff return.

"I feel like I'm ready to break one, I really am," Edwards said. "Just one more block ..."
The article also has a bunch of news and notes.

On an island, by Tsai (sub req.)
Miano said Hopkins is considered one of the leaders of the secondary.

"It hurts because he practiced so well," Miano said. "He works hard. He does it every day in practice, but he struggled in this game. That's the life of a defensive back. You can either lose your confidence or realize, hey, there's another game to be played next week. He'll get his confidence back."
Redemption in Vegas!

Calm and reasonable fans know it's not time to hit the panic button, by Dave Reardon (sub req.)

Price piles up passing yards (sub req.)

Washington holds off Hawaii 40-32,by Greg Jayne of The Columbian

At 2-0, Huskies sitting in paradise, by Scott M. Johnson of the Kitsap Sun

UW plays it aggressive in win over Hawaii, by Ryan Divish of The News Tribune
“There’s a reason they won 10 games last year, and they’ll probably win games this year,” Sarkisian said. “The quarterback is a special player. The kid is talented.”
Hawaii can't overcome early 21-point hole, Warriors fall 40-32 to Washington, an AP article with quotes
"We learned some things about ourselves, but I learned also that they're not going to quit," McMackin said. "They're going to fight. They were down 21-0 and fought all the way to the end."
Keith Price steps up to lead UW to first 2-0 start since 2007, by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times

Hawaii post-game analysis, by Condotta

Price brushes off interception, gets yards in bunches, by Percy Allen of the Seattle Times

Aguilar, Kearse catch grief, then catch passes, by Todd Milles of the Seattle Times

RUDMAN/THIEL: ON UW’S 40-32 WIN OVER HAWAII, by Art Thiel of Sportspress Northwest
ART: The pick was desperately needed because the defense was getting shredded between the 20s by Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz. I was prepared to be skeptical, but he’s a wonderful college QB. His 333 yards passing means UW’s defense has given up 806 yards in the air in the first two games.
Huskies show progress one explosive play at a time, by Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times

The Seattle Times and the News Tribune also have some news and notes.


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