Remember the hanabata days of playing tag? Somebody says, “tag, you’re ‘it,” and then you spend what seems like forever chasing after the speedy and elusive kid.
That was last night’s football game. For more than 24 minutes of a 30-minute second half, the Warriors were “It,” and Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo was that speedy and elusive kid.
What should be frustrating — and, yet, maybe hopeful — for UH fans is the Wolf Pack and Warriors have the same type of lead players. Fajardo and Ikaika Woolsey have similar skill sets, yet Fajuado, a senior, is clearly better with his fakes — and confidence. Defensive end Brock Hekking is very good, maybe the best in the MWC, but Luke Shawley has as much energy and relentlessness, right?
Athletically, UH and Nevada are twins. But after a stalemate in the first half, Nevada, which appeared to run three plays on repeat cycle, had more energy. And more energy led to more plays, which led to 26-18.