For the Warriors, that was easily the most devastating loss in recent years.
The Warriors made too many mistakes. There were too many penalties, too many dropped passes, too many blown coverages and too many missed opportunities in the red zone.
But give credit to that Utah State quarterback. He took some shots, but kept on playing.
Greg McMackin said the biggest regret is that he wanted to win out to give the seniors a 10-victory season.
That won’t happen now.
The Warriors remain in Ogden through tomorrow, then head to El Paso, where they will train in preparation for next week’s game against New Mexico State.
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Remember Daniel Smith, who filed a lawsuit essentially claiming that UH reneged on a scholarship offer? Smith joined Portland State as a walk-on, but suffered a back injury in the second game. He’s done for the season, and PSU coach Jerry Glanville said, maybe for his career. (Portland State and UH are staying in the same hotel.) That’s a shame. Despite the ugliness of the law suit, Smith seemed like a nice guy. Wish him well.
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UH might not be in the income bracket of BSC schools, but it certainly is doing better than Portland State. Same hotel, different packages. The UH meetings are mulit-plex productions. Even the volunteer chapel service, led by Barrett Awai of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is better organized. In addition to training-table-sized meals, the Warriors receive snack packs of fruit, sandwiches, energy drinks and water. The Warriors gave some of their leftover snacks to Portland State players.