The Warriors have five regular-season games remaining. Consider this:
> There are only two home games left, starting with Saturday’s game against Utah State. After that, three of the final four will be on the road. The Warriors, 2-6 overall and 1-2 in MWC, still have a mathematical chance for the postseason if they win out.
> Unfortunately, once again, UH fans will not get to see Chuckie Keeton, who is out for the season with another injury. When healthy, Keeton probably is better than Nevada’s Cody Fajardo. OK, maybe that’s fortunate for UH fans.
> Know that saying, “There’s plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead”? That’s an extreme example, but for several seniors, there is plenty of time to rest after completing their NCAA careers. According to a 2013 NCAA study, only 1.6 percent of seniors will play in the NFL. Therein is the dilemma of Scott Harding, who is the team’s MVP as a punter, punt returner and slotback. There is no doubt about his toughness. But to watch him after every game, covered with ice packs and hobbling in a way no young person should hobble — not even a 28-year-old — it probably would do him good to sit out more plays. The choice should be easy, except he is a senior and there are no guarantees after this season.
> The dynamics of the running game will change after Saturday. Running back Joey Iosefa is eligible to return for the Nov. 8 game against Colorado State. Steven Lakalaka and Diocoemy Saint Juste have established themselves as go-to backs. They have earned a fair share of reps when the rotation expands to three.
> Donnie King, it seems, makes a big play every practice. It was nice to see King, a fifth-year senior, get a chance against Nevada. “He’s always practiced hard,” coach Norm Chow said. “He’s a wonderful guy. He understands his role and he works hard. He asked for a shot because he’s a senior and could help us, and he showed it (Saturday) night.”