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Ugly early, but Warriors win

By Dave Reardon on September 22, 2018

The University of Hawaii played ugly early tonight, but turned on the juice in time to beat Duquesne 42-21 and improve to 4-1. In 2007, when UH plastered FCS team Northern Colorado 63-6 to start the 2007 season, the Warriors led 42-0 at halftime, and Colt Brennan and some of the other starters came out for halftime in street clothes, their work for the night done. Tonight, you wouldn’t have blamed coach Nick Rolovich if he had some of his […]

Warrior Beat: UH vs. Duquesne

By Stephen Tsai on September 22, 2018

Hawaii surged from a 14-0 deficit to win for the fourth time Im five games season. Cole McDonald threw 5 TD passes in 42-21 win over Duquesne. —————- Cole McDonald throws 7 yards to John Ursua for a 42-21 UH lead with 2:13 to play. It was McDonald’s fifth scoring pass of the game. * * * * * Duquesne won’t go away. Daniel Parr throws a 10-yard scoring pass to Kellon Taylor to close the Dukes to 35-21 with […]

Football Throwbacks: FCS teams

By Brian McInnis on September 22, 2018

Hawaii and today’s opponent, Duquesne of the Football Championship Subdivision, have never encountered each other on a football field, so that makes going through the series history and picking a game to highlight a little challenging. What we can look at in this week’s “Football Throwbacks” edition is Hawaii against the crop of FCS teams it has faced. Hawaii has won its last 15 games against FCS opponents going back to 2001; in 2000, it lost to Portland State 45-20. […]

Homecoming Q&A: David Matlin

By Brian McInnis on September 21, 2018

Dull moments are few for fourth-year Hawaii athletic director David Matlin. Leading UH’s 21-sport department presents constant, fresh challenges in a rapidly changing collegiate landscape. Matlin, the former executive director of the Hawaii Bowl and the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, sat down with Hawaii Warrior World for a wide-ranging Q&A session in advance of the Hawaii football team’s homecoming game against Duquesne. Topics included progress of facilities projects, the state of the UH football and volleyball teams, his leadership […]

Warrior Beat: Lineman provides blanket coverage

By Stephen Tsai on September 21, 2018

Defensive lineman Foi Shaw’s dog, Haven, loves to steal his blanket at night. Shaw and his family decided every dog should enjoy such creature comforts. They made it a pet project to donate blankets to the Humane Society. This past week, they fulfilled that pledge turning over 100 blankets donated by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. “I love animals,” Shaw said. “My family and I took it upon ourselves to help give dogs extra care.” UH coach Nick Rolovich […]

Q&A: Meskell perfect so far

By Brian McInnis on September 20, 2018

The Hawaii football team is no longer perfect this season, but the Rainbow Warriors’ placekicker still is. Through four games, redshirt junior Ryan Meskell has converted every field goal (4-for-4) and extra-point attempt (20-for-20) he’s taken. UH has already matched its made field-goal total from last season (4-for-9). “Mesk” is a former soccer goalkeeper at Lewis & Clark (Ill.) Community College who didn’t play college football until last season. After going 1-for-4 in his shared role on field goals last […]

Warrior Beat: Sweater weather

By Stephen Tsai on September 20, 2018

Oh, it was hot this morning — hotter than heck. The mercury was in the 80s. One of the trainers measured the humidity at 87 percent. It felt worse because the Warriors were practicing on Ching’s artificial surface. It was like an old Richard Simmons‘ DVD — sweating to the 80s. And yet … “It’s beautiful,” UH coach Nick Rolovich declared. “It’s not hot. It’s beautiful. Do you want to be out in the snow? Neither do they. But you […]

Warrior Beat: Trading places

By Stephen Tsai on September 19, 2018

Dakota Torres‘ move from slotback to linebacker is not unique. As a tight end/H-back through the 2017 season, Torres was a physical player who enjoyed contact. Even at slotback, where he relocated at the start of spring training, he brought an extra oomph to each play. So the move to linebacker — where he played as a Punahou freshman and sophomore — appears to be a natural transition. Through the many, many years, UH players have found success at new […]