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Whenever University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow enters an airplane for a road trip, he only makes right turns. For the Rainbow Warriors, the coaches travel in coach class.
There were times when University of Hawaii tight end Harold Moleni should have quit. He knocked on doors, worked through weather that ranged from muggy to snowy, and faced countless — although mostly polite — rejections.
The University of Hawaii football coaches envisioned wideout Marcus Kemp playing better in his sophomore season. Kemp shared the same vision, despite a stye infection that caused his right eye to swell at the start of the season.
Catching a throw out of the backfield late in last week's win over Northern Iowa put Justin Vele in the spotlight at a key moment. Most of the time, his payoff comes in seeing teammates pass him by.
Hallmark does not make sympathy cards for college football teams with depth concerns at running back. "That's life in the big city," Hawaii running backs coach Wayne Moses said. "I don't see anybody with the violin for me."
Hawaii defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii is tied for the Mountain West Conference lead -- and 11th nationally -- in tackles for loss. In three games, he has six -- five solos, two assisted -- for an average of 2.0 per game.
In the 27-24 victory over Northern Iowa last Saturday, Scott Harding had his most prolific performance as a punter. Seven of his 11 punts were placed inside the 20, including one that was downed at the 1.
University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow said there is no "quarterback situation," reaffirming that Ikaika Woolsey remains No. 1. "Ikaika is the guy," Chow said. "I don't know what anybody (else) says, but there's no quarterback situation. Ikaika gives us the best chance to win."
1. Rain-Beau Warrior • 2. Substitution • 3. Boom Lakalaka • 4. Off the shin • 5. Recovered • “We came out slow against Oregon State. We wanted to prove that’s not us,” said DE Beau Yap.
With Hawaii leading by three points in the game's final minute, Steven Lakalaka's fumble almost gave the game away. To his relief, teammate Harold Moleni pounced on the ball.
A breakdown of the game between the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the University of Northern Iowa TC Panthers
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