After last night’s homecoming loss, when yet another comeback literally fell incomplete, the Rainbow Warriors are left to ponder:
• Sean Schroeder or Taylor Graham?
• The Warriors feel the need to run, but the running game needs help, mostly likely a set-up from the passing game.
• The Warriors have struggled exiting the intermission. On the opening drives of the third quarter, they average 3.4 plays for 6.0 yards and 1 minute, 14 seconds of possession time. Their overall third-quarter average is 5 minutes, 47 seconds.
• There are health concerns about defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii, who exited with an elbow injury. Bubba Poueu-Luna and TJ Taimatuia both did not play because of late-week injuries.
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Kudos to tight end Clark Evans, who played in the second half despite a sprained ankle and dislocated thumb, and Robert Kekaula, who endured flu-like symptoms For those keeping score, Kekaula was the fourth UH-affiliated hurler.
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Sean Schroeder: “It’s going to happen some day. All I can say is ‘thank you’ to all the fans and supporters who stick with us. We’re going to have our day in the sun.”
Norm Chow: “I told the kids I love ’em. We have a tough road trip ahead. I don’t look back. No way. We don’t look in the rear-view mirror. … We’ll let everybody else do that.”