Warriors by the numbers

Following the Warriors’ victory last night, here are today’s national numbers:

> Dru Brown is 25th in completions per game (21.29), 34th in accuracy (63.7 percent) and 44th in pass efficiency (141.2).

> Diocemy Saint Juste is second in rushing yards (1,904) and fourth in rushing yards per game (156.3).

> John Ursua, who departed in the first half with an injury, dropped to sixth in receiving yards per game (111.2) and seventh in catches per game (7.8).

> The Warriors are 25th in rushing (219 yards per game).


  1. tom October 15, 2017 8:46 am


    We win!!!!

  2. Chicken Grease October 15, 2017 8:58 am

    See? Hawaii—out state—is a veritable international and national “ninja.” No matter HOW much yhe rest of world wants to write us off as “everyone lives on the beach” (and all of us in grass shacks, to boot 🙄), mini-parasols in mai tais, we certainly end up showing, “hey, not ONLY do we live somewhere better than you, but, we compete in many lines of interest/business.”

    We would have to include tops in cost of living and home prices.

    But where the heck are those two NOT complained about?

  3. Irse October 15, 2017 9:14 am

    Typo on Diocemy 1094 not 1904.

  4. wafan October 15, 2017 9:17 am

    Huzzah, ‘Bows!

  5. islandman October 15, 2017 9:18 am

    Sainte Juste at 1,094 yards, i think.

  6. NorthShoreFan October 15, 2017 9:56 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    Whew…a W! Spartans miscues was like watching our team. They shot themselves in the foot like we do.
    Anyhoo, a much needed W. Boyz played hard and made plays when they needed to.
    Was there any improvements? Did the “drawing board” produce any noticeable improvements?
    Would like to be a fly on the wall at the coaches meeting.
    Special teams on tap for Na Koa lunch…..one question only…What happened and why same mistake?

  7. Buffoman October 15, 2017 10:02 am

    Here’s a thought on kick offs, particularly after we score. Since our kicker cannot easily kick it out of the end zone, we should kick it toward the sideline even to the point we are willing to take the penalty of placing the ball on the 35. Have the special team defense the kick to keep the receiving team pinned just to the sideline (giving us the additional defender of out of bounds). That way, we hopefully negate the opportunity for a momentum changing long run back as we have seen or a run back for touchdown.

  8. Coach DB October 15, 2017 10:06 am

    Much needed win last night, didn’t really impress against what should be considered an inferior opponent but none the less a win! Hopefully the team can heal fast and try to make a bowl run happen.

  9. A-House October 15, 2017 10:36 am

    a WIN!!

    beyond that statement, not much to cheer about! defensive scheme still leaves the middle wide open for 7 consecutive games — why put both safeties near the sidelines with da middle wide open?

    inconsistency on offense, defense and special teams — makes it dive me nuts — why? why? why?

    will HC take a really good look at what’s happening and, with a clear vision, review what happened, and if necessary, make any coaching change based on the best interest of the team, UH, and State of Hawaii.

  10. Ipu Man October 15, 2017 11:03 am

    Congratulations to the whole team
    for their win and national ranking
    …in statistics.

  11. bg October 15, 2017 11:03 am

    @7 Buffo…I believe they already do that. All the kick-offs for the past couple of home games have consistently gone to the right corner 5 yd line…even the one run back for a TD.

    This was the “Illogical Weekend”, where big upsets and near-upsets were the norm. How did Cal crush Washington State or Syracuse beat Clemson? Fresno went from the opening line dog to beating New Mexico by 38. Nevada should have beat Col State after leading by 3 td going into the 4th qrtr. And on and on and on…

    So what’s the lesson here? I’m sure everyone can fill in the blank…

  12. z October 15, 2017 11:03 am

    Kind of misleading. Without Ursua Drus stats will drop. His receivers get a lot of RAC. Ewaliko helped with his catch and long run last night. But Dru missed some huge throws. He needs to work on his long ball accuracy. Could be he had an off night.

    I still hold my breath when we punt or kickoff. We sure seem to lack speed. We won’t catch their returners from behind. Really like how SJS created a wall of blockers for that kickoff return that went to the house.

    The defense fought hard. Diocemy is special. He has become a very different player. He can do it all. I give the oline an A for this game.

  13. PONO October 15, 2017 11:10 am

    Heal up, stay positive and keep pushing forward.

  14. tom-warriornation October 15, 2017 11:21 am


    Last call for game tickets; text me at 415-324-0585.

    Coach Dick Tomey just called me; saying he will be in Vegas on Nov. 3 (the night before the game at the California Hotel) to promote and sign his new book. 80+ players from his teams 1977-1986 will be there. Coach wants to know how many of you would want a book (around $20) so he can have them shipped to Vegas for signing; so can you text me if you want one?


  15. J-Dog October 15, 2017 11:25 am

    #7, pretty sure it was reported that our ST coach instructs the kicker to kick high and short of the goaline on kickoffs. He has the leg to kick it in the endzone.

    On the kickoff return for TD, you could see that UH tries to load up on one side, and all the returner had to do was head to the other sideline and UH defenders were stuck going across the grain into SJSU blockers.

  16. Akamai Okole October 15, 2017 11:26 am

    Great Morning All.

    3 and 4.

    The only numbers I care about.

    Das it

  17. H-Man October 15, 2017 11:34 am

    It was nice that former coach Bob Wagner and members of the 1992 team were on-hand to enjoy the win.

  18. burro sabio October 15, 2017 12:54 pm

    Marcus Kemp getting some PT today.

  19. clyde October 15, 2017 1:09 pm

    Much-, much-needed win.

    Not many positives when your defense gives up 500-plus yards, but they tried a few wrinkles and I liked what I saw from Hicks. They sat Henderson, who appeared to be playing injured for several weeks, and Hicks’ aggressiveness and mobility were noteworthy.

    Thought Meffy and Manoa played well, too, and you got to credit the defense for not allowing a point when SJS had it 1st-and-goal inside the 1. Drawing the illegal procedure (or false start?) penalty was huge.

    It was nice to see the opposing team make the self-destructing mistakes for a change.

  20. BigWave96744 October 15, 2017 1:33 pm

    Dru IS NOT an accurate passer. We are lucky he didnt get intercepted on the errant behind pass to Collie who was wide open, or a over throw almost intercepted in the end zone.

    He over or under throws to SO MANY open receivers. Don’t know why some think he is comparable to Bryant Moniz. Thats an insult to Mo

  21. Buffoman October 15, 2017 1:53 pm

    Well, I guess that my suggestion, who h by comment appears to be the strategy, seems not to be effective. If he has the leg, as stated, he should just kick it out of the end zone and not offer any chance for a momentum changing run back. If those chunk run backs/touchdown run backs are deflating to a fan, it has to have a negative effect on the team.

    Just an opinion.

  22. islandman October 15, 2017 2:46 pm

    15. He has only one touchback on kickoffs , so far. Rigo had 25 last season.

  23. Willie October 15, 2017 3:06 pm

    One impressive number for me was the significant decline in penalty yardage. Most of all no Lolo kine! Liked how Ewaliko stepped up, man he plays balls out every single play!

    Nevada played tough in the Colorado altitude, just needed to learn how to win. Their play yesterday showed that there was NO “surprise” in beating the Warriors last week. Rolo said CSU was the most talented offensive team in the MWC, well Nevada pretty much matched them offensively. Just couldn’t close to get into field goal range inside 2 minutes.

  24. Paniolo October 15, 2017 3:46 pm

    Everyone expected our Warrior football team to really “smoke” the San Jose Spartans into submission. That’s only wishful thinking. Our Warriors almost lost their opener against UMASS on the road. They were behind 28-14 in what looks like an opening game blowout on the road. But our Offense somehow pull it through to win. Hawaii could have had their second win not third win last night.
    From that opening game, you could have sense that we have a very weak defense with the schemes they been using. Since than there has not been any improvement at all.
    I hope Coach Rolo get rid of the Defensive Coordinator and the coaches under him. In addition I’d like to see an experienced Offensive line coach with the credentials Chris Naoele who has resigned because of his difference with Coach Rolovich. Temporary OL Coach Estas is not going to do it. Yes his a former Warrior offensive lineman, but he was not drafted or played in the NFL. Probably this is Estes first job as OL (temporary),

  25. MikeY October 15, 2017 4:02 pm

    We attened first game last night in over two years, it was the most enjoyable ups and down in a while.
    Lady behind us kept screaming every time something went wrong.
    And we kept on smiling with her scream. Boy she knew her game!
    We usually watch at home on ppv but it nothing compares to live fan’s reactions.

  26. Chicken Grease October 15, 2017 4:49 pm

    October 15, 2017 1:33 pm
    Dru IS NOT an accurate passer. We are lucky he didnt get intercepted on the errant behind pass to Collie who was wide open, or a over throw almost intercepted in the end zone.

    Dru is good. He paid his dues.

    You’re being overly critical. No one has to compare him to Moniz. I’ve not really heard anything about Moniz comparisons on the local or national level.

  27. MikeY October 15, 2017 5:20 pm

    Just hoping Dru had an off night
    But he did come back with a TD in third quarter to collins.
    Best play was when Cole came in everyone thinking run, completed his only pass for touchdown to Torres! A Momentum Changer MC!!
    Thinking we’re going in lead at half time in just seconds Crawford scores a 52 yard FG not a very good feeling to end the half.

  28. What? October 15, 2017 5:28 pm

    There are a lot of good college coaches who didn’t play in the nfl. Can a coach maximize the talent and effort out of student athletes are probably more important?

    JE is a former warrior so he understands the in and outs of being a college athlete. I am sure he knows his x’s and o’s because he is a former coolege football player. There is probably a learning curve he is going through as a coach. But, I think if I had to pinpoint areas where the football team could improve on is there defense. I was at the game on Saturday and the middle of the field was open all night for SJSU. In order for UH to win the rest of the games, they will have to outscore the other team and rely on one or two defensive stops. The defense will probably not shut down any offense. But, if they can take the bend but don’t break attitude, UH could win more games this season. Will it be enough?….

  29. MikeY October 15, 2017 5:45 pm

    I agree with Buffoman until kick-off/punt coverage is resolved if you can’t kick into end zone kick it out of bounds.
    Any return for TD not only deflating; it’s a Momentum Changer MC

    We were very lucky to block extra point but for Farris to return 98 yards was a double whammy MC!
    That was the game changer and deflated SJS football.
    It could’ve easily gone the other way SJS to Win.

  30. What? October 15, 2017 5:54 pm

    …their defense…

  31. MikeY October 15, 2017 6:00 pm

    We have a bye this week to improve defensive and special team coverage.
    That and if Dru and Cole could pass a few more TD to Collie-Baker-Brown-Ewaliko-Ursua we got the talent.
    We already know St Juste and OL is going to roll.
    I’m waiting for upset of the year to Win SDS on national tv ESPN!

    And I’ll be there!

  32. NorthShoreFan October 15, 2017 6:06 pm

    Estes did spend some time in the NFL…
    Coach Estes has “Good football Lineage”….and he will be a good coach.
    Just hope nobody “cockroach” him later.

  33. H-Man October 15, 2017 6:50 pm

    I have copied the Taikos predictions for the game:
    56 14 Akamai Okole
    48 31 ML Warrior
    42 35 Oldtimer 808
    41 17 Whats up
    38 13 Jack Flash
    38 17 DaMenehune
    35 23 Lowtone123
    35 24 H-Man
    34 31 oneseason
    31 21 Sausage McMuffin with Eggs
    29 20 RatMin
    28 24 Sausage McMuffin with Eggs
    26 25 roygbivs
    24 20 Ipu Man
    21 17 cappie the dog
    21 48 A View From Afar

    I think the majority thought the game would be hard-fought.

    John Estes professtional career football:
    Jacksonville Jaguars (2010–2012)
    Arizona Cardinals (2014)*
    Calgary Stampeders (2015)*
     * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

  34. KeleguenBinadu October 15, 2017 7:36 pm

    October 15, 2017 1:33 pm
    Dru IS NOT an accurate passer….

    Not by much, but according to the stats, he is: 62.9% vs 62.1%. Dru is more accurate than Rolo! Moniz is more efficent: 144.2 vs 140.1. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/hawaii/passing.html

    I wish he had a better touch throwing the ball and learn how to lead his receiver.

    Defense is the real bane. I’m in the camp that the DC should not have been promoted from within the ranks, I haven’t been in favor of his playcalling. All those series with no coverage in the middle is so glaring! We fans can see that as a recurring problem regardless of playcall or miscomunication. Some player NEEDS to stay in that middle regardless pass or run, at least until opposing teams stop looking to the middle as the road to a big play.

  35. tom-warriornation October 15, 2017 7:58 pm

    SUGGESTIONS TO COACH ROLO: Can you start each game with a 2nd unit using a Triple-Option attack with Cole McDonald as QB & both St Juste (or another RB) & Ryan Tuiasoa as RB’s, mixed in with a few surprise pass plays? That would keep the other team’s defense confused with preparing to defend two different offenses. And keep running this offense until the other team can stop it? This would also improve the morale of the 2nd team players, who will be pumped up knowing they will get in more than a few plays–and as a fan; I would be pumped up to see this unit go! Also maybe use this unit to start the 2nd half; and you can use this unit for goal line situations–which is what June Jones did with Shawn Withy-Allen.

  36. tom-warriornation October 15, 2017 8:28 pm

    Also where are the trick or mis-direction plays (to keep defenses guessing), & some jet-sweeps (that other teams use so effectively against us)?

    After we score a TD in the 2nd half of a close game, pls kickoff into the end zone or at least out of bounds to let the other team start at the 35 yd line instead of running back a TD to change the momentum of the game. If we did this at Wyoming, we would have won that game!

  37. tom-warriornation October 15, 2017 8:33 pm

    And pls hire a new DC; we need someone new to make the right defensive calls, fire up the troops, a new motivator, etc.

  38. z October 16, 2017 12:44 am

    I think our oline will be just fine. Just need to keep them healthy. Our OC who is also a former olineman is also helping Estes who is only a GA being asked to do a huge job. I like Estes. We just need to give him a chance. Seems like the oline is doing a good job so far.

  39. Maddog50 October 16, 2017 3:53 am

    Couple observations after this weekend. Nevada is not some band of misfit losers-they gave CSU all they could handle and almost beat them at their place. SJSU has had some of the top recruiting classes in the MW the last several years-the fact that there record is what it is they still in my opinion have better talent overall than many teams including us-at least for now. The OL performed very well—-no sacks little pressure and let’s not forget DB’s nice keeper plays that helped move the ball in drives-I prefer to focus on the positive and there were a lot this past week against an opponent not far away from being a good team. Oh by the way, John Estes has been coached and played for some really good coaches–that is the launch point of a good coaching career. I actually saw D Allen get his arms outside the body a few things times(holding) and move them inside! Good job Coach Estes!

  40. cappie the dog October 16, 2017 4:17 am

    Western Carolina is ranked #25 in last week’s FCS poll.

    The Catamounts are going to move up after a 49-10 victory over East Tennessee State.

    They took #4 Wofford to overtime before succumbing on the road 35-28 in a Southern Conference game.

    Being outgained by Western Carolina is not as embarrassing as previously thought.

    So there is that.

    I am hopeful that Hawaii can get to six wins.

    San Diego State is mortal.

  41. cappie the dog October 16, 2017 4:18 am

    “WAS ranked #25…”

  42. cappie the dog October 16, 2017 4:20 am

    “WAS not as embarrassing as previously thought.”

  43. H-Man October 16, 2017 6:44 am

    I’ve observed coach Estes during practices and camps. He is quite capable. Sean Duggins came from a GA position to coach the linebackers and is doing a good job. I see no problem with youth.

  44. not Sean October 16, 2017 10:30 am

    20BigWave96744 October 15, 2017 1:33 pm

    Dru IS NOT an accurate passer. We are lucky he didnt get intercepted on the errant behind pass to Collie who was wide open, or a over throw almost intercepted in the end zone.

    Disagree…the incompletion was on Collie who took his route behind the defender. He should have stopped his run in the gap where the ball was thrown. If it was thrown to where he was, it would have been picked off.

    I agree that there is some inconsistency and bad placement on deep throws. I see great placement on the outs. Still, everyone blames the QB when it’s not their error. Too often, missed passes and interceptions are caused by receivers running their routes incorrectly or poor body positioning or hand placement. I see much of that on the field that needs correction. It’s already mid-season, however, and shouldn’t be happening at this point.

  45. Ipu Man October 16, 2017 11:19 am

    Since Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone,
    Tony Dungy suggests the Pack lure Brett Favre
    out of retirement…

  46. Ipu Man October 16, 2017 11:20 am

    But Brett Hundley Packer qb for now played at UCLA from 2012 to 2014. He was the school’s career leader in both total offense and touchdown passes. Give him a chance…

  47. Ipu Man October 16, 2017 11:21 am

    And pity poor jets, so called fumble
    into the endzone.

  48. clyde October 16, 2017 12:20 pm

    44 not Sean: In Dru’s defense on the pass to Collie, it did look like a poorly thrown pass, but I believe TV replays showed the ball was deflected at or near the line of scrimmage.

  49. clyde October 16, 2017 12:30 pm

    Oh, gosh. Ursua out for the season. So unfortunate for a guy who was having a standout season and was gaining national recognition. Stay strong, young man. May your surgery and rehabilitation go well, and you return next season and pick up where you left off.

  50. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2017 12:39 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44867

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