Outside linebacker TJ Taiamatuia today was named the Mountain West Conference’s defensive player of the week.
He amassed 11 tackles, including one for negative yardage, in a 13-0 victory over San Jose State. It was the Warriors’ first road victory since Oct. 29, 2011 a span of 11 games.
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The Warriors had to spend additional time in San Jose when they were passengers in a plane that experienced mechanical problems 90 minutes into a flight to Honolulu yesterday. The plane returned to San Jose International Airport. The Warriors did not depart again until nearly midnight PST, and did not arrive in Honolulu until 4 this morning.