Tuesday, July 29, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 131 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Wyoming beats Hawaii in OT

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:39 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2013

If Hawaii was to win its first football game of the season against Wyoming, the Rainbow Warriors not only had to overcome the 7,200-foot altitude of Laramie, they also had to deal with the cold in Saturday's final Mountain West Conference matchup of the season.

But despite the 25-degree temperatures at kickoff, both teams were hot all afternoon as Wyoming beat Hawaii in overtime 59-56 on a 36-yard field goal by Stuart Williams. It was the second straight OT loss of the season for Hawaii. The Warriors dropped to 0-11 for the season and 0-8 in MWC play. Wyoming is 5-6 overall and 3-4 in league action.

Battling to a 56-56 tie in regulation, the Rainbows got the ball first and faced a fourth-and-1 from the 4, but didn't make it as running back Joey Iosefa was stuffed for a 1-yard loss. Wyoming took over at the 25 for its first possession of OT, needing only a field goal to win the game.

And that's just what the Cowboys got as Williams, who missed a 38-yarder at the end of the first half, was steady and true this time as the Warriors found another way to lose entering this weekend's season finale at home against Army.

Hawaii got a big break early in the second half when a Scott Harding punt hit a Wyoming defender down field and UH pounced on it at the Rainbows 47. From there, UH quarterback Sean Schroeder quickly moved Hawaii into scoring position and then hit a wide open Chris Gant for the third touchdown pass of the afternoon, this time from 29 yards out as Tyler Hadden added the PAT to make it 42-35 UH.

But back came the Cowboys as they quickly moved down field for a first-and-goal from the 4, but a critical unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on wideout Robert Herron led to a crucial stand for the UH defense as Wyoming eventually was forced to punt, a rarity on this windy afternoon that favored UH in the fourth.

The Cowboys defense held on the ensuing series, giving the offense the ball at its own 39. Right on cue, the offense went 61 yards on 10 plays for the score. The final play was a 20-yard touchdown pass from Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith to Herron as Williams added the PAT to make it 42-42 with 2:56 left in the third quarter of a high-octane game. It was the third scoring catch for Herron and the fifth touchdown toss for Smith of the afternoon.

The Rainbows regained the lead on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to tight end Clark Evans to make it 48-42 UH with 13:09 left in the fourth. Hadden's PAT was blocked by Wyoming's Eddie Yarbrough.

The Cowboys needed only two plays to go 75 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as Williams hit the PAT to make it 49-48 Wyoming with 12:31 left in the game. The scoring play was a 71-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Jalen Claiborne that was just one of many big plays in this wild affair.

The Cowboys had a statement-making drive midway through the fourth quarter. Up one, but against the wind, Wyoming started at its own 6 and marched methodically down field, eating up the clock every step of the way.

The 12-play, 94-yard drive culminated with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Herron as Williams added the PAT to make it 56-48 Wyoming with 2:52 left. The wind advantage Hawaii hoped to hold disappeared as the Cowboys chewed up 4:46 off the clock.

But that didn't matter to head coach Norm Chow as Hawaii put together a big drive of its own, going 75 yards on eight plays, the last one a 33-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Gant as the try for 2 was good. Schroeder found Gant again on the 2-point conversion to make it 56-56 with 1:18 remaining.

The first half was equally incredible in this back-and-forth display of two teams combining for 838 total offensive yards, including an incredible 491 by the Cowboys. For the game, Hawaii finished with 624 yards, while Wyoming countered with 793.

Smith, who has completed touchdown passes in a record 34 consecutive league games, threw for 498 yards and rushed for 142 more. He had seven touchdown passes, including four to Herron. Schroeder had an incredible day of his own, completing 37 of 50 passes for 499 yards and six touchdowns -- four to Gant -- but it wasn't enough. Iosefa finished with 91 rushing yards and two scores, but the stuff on fourth down was a killer.

This four-hour-plus game was high drama from the start.

After the UH defense forced Wyoming to punt on its opening series, the Rainbows went 77 yards on nine plays as Schroeder had a nice mix of run and pass. Big running back Iosefa took it in from 2 yards out for the score and Hadden added the extra point to give the Rainbows the 7-0 lead with 9:27 in the opening quarter.

Schroeder had a big pass completion of 20 yards to Vasquez Haynes and another to Scott Harding of 34 yards on a nice third-down play that gave the Warriors a first-and-goal at the 5. Two snaps later, Iosefa scored.

Wyoming produced a nice scoring drive of its own on the ensuing series, marching 75 yards on 11 plays as the PAT failed because of a mishandled snap to make it 7-6 UH with 6:17 left in the first quarter. Smith converted a third-and-goal from the 7 on a nice pass play to running back Shaun Wick to extend Smith's MWC mark to 34.

After a quick three-and-out by the UH offense, the Cowboys went 83 yards on six plays against an overmatched UH defense. On a third-and-10 at the UH 23, Smith converted a huge third-down play by hitting Herron in the corner of the end zone for the score as Williams added the PAT to make it 13-7 Wyoming with 3:45 left in the first.

The Rainbows made some noise of their own on their next offensive series, going 75 yards on seven plays, the last one a 34-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to a wide open Gant on busted Wyoming coverage. Hadden added the PAT to make it 14-13 UH with 58 seconds left in the first quarter.

On the drive, Hawaii had a big fourth-down conversion as Schroeder hit Marc Langkilde for 8 yards to move the chains and set up the go-ahead touchdown.

But back came the Cowboys to score on the opening play of the second quarter to cap a five-play, 75-yard drive that took barely a minute off the clock. The big play was a 47-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Herron as he raced past a UH defense that looked like it was stuck in cement. Williams' PAT was partially blocked, but it still went through to give the Cowboys a 20-14 advantage with 14:52 left in the second quarter.

After forcing UH to punt on its ensuing offensive series, Harding's kick bounced off the Cowboys' DeAndre Jones and the Warriors' Kawika Borden recovered it at the Wyoming 27. Three plays later, Iosefa bulled in from 15 yards out and Hadden hit the PAT to make it 21-20 Hawaii with 11:05 left in the second quarter.

The Cowboys struck quickly to retake the lead on a 51-yard touchdown run by Smith, who then connected with Spencer Bruce for the 2-point conversion to make it 28-21 Wyoming with 5:34 remaining in the second quarter.

But back came Hawaii, going 75 yards on only four plays, the last one a 30-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Gant as Hadden added the PAT to make it 28-28 with 4:35 left in the second quarter.

The Cowboys needed only 21 seconds to regain the lead on a 72-yard touchdown pass from Smith to a wide open Keenan Montgomery, who outraced the entire UH defense into the end zone as Williams hit the PAT to make it 35-28 with 4:13 left in the half.

Wyoming looked as if it was on its way to scoring again after a 53-yard scamper by Smith off the option, but a big third-down fumble by Smith that was recovered by UH linebacker Art Laurel at the Wyoming 44, stopped the bleeding.

From there, the Rainbows moved to the Wyoming 15 on a 16-yard completion from Schroeder to Bubba Poueu-luna against a steady 20 mph breeze. Two plays later, Schroeder hit Langkilde from 6 yards out for the score as Hadden added the PAT to make it 35-35 with 52 seconds left in the half.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 131 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
false wrote:
Hawaii - The very worst defense on college football today be it Div. 1 or Div. 3. Truly horrible.
on November 23,2013 | 10:58AM
Eradication wrote:
So, you've seen every Div I, II, or III game? Why do you guys constantly try to tear down this team? These young men are out there trying and working as hard as possible. Find something positive in life and you'll realize that life is much more enjoyable rather than constantly living in the negative.. Then maybe you can see the competitiveness of these young men. I'm probably wasting my time here but it really gets old reading your negative comments over and over again.
on November 23,2013 | 11:08AM
lwandcah wrote:
I have to believe that most of the criticism locally is aimed at the coaching staff and not the players. I know they are out there doing their best and trying everything possible to make a stop, but if they keep getting put in the wrong spots, and call the wrong plays, that's on the coaches. A miss here or there is understandable, but 42 points in 3 quarters is coaching. And for anyone to defend the coaches, they get paid; they are supposed to be better.
on November 23,2013 | 11:21AM
1local wrote:
$620,000.00 in Hawaii gets you the perfect season 0 - 12. For a $million dollars you get a new coach - only in Hawaii. If punahou loses tonight they can buy out Chow's and Obama's contract...
on November 23,2013 | 01:35PM
Eradication wrote:
Your comment makes no sense but then again considering that you are obviously a political robot it is understandable.
on November 23,2013 | 02:08PM
1local wrote:
if you don't understand the comments do some research (period)...hint salrty & buy out...
on November 23,2013 | 03:59PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
I'm sure this comment sounded witty in your head, but something got lost while it moved from your brain to your fingers.
on November 23,2013 | 07:00PM
hunebasami wrote:
How good are our coaches? They get paid but do they have pride. They should quit. No pride at all.
on November 23,2013 | 10:45PM
hon2255 wrote:
we are not eradicating the players we want to eradicate the coaches.Hello1111
on November 23,2013 | 11:38AM
kailua000 wrote:
look what Orgeron did to a team that wasnt winning - he turned it around with the same players that were losing. No one calls the players out, they are giving their best. Our coaches just cant coach and need to be replaced now.
on November 23,2013 | 01:06PM
XlllX wrote:
Brah...Kiffen or No Kiffen...they are still USC...Chow or no Chow...we don't have that kind of Talent.
on November 23,2013 | 08:33PM
hunebasami wrote:
We were ranked before without 5 star players. Just good coaches.
on November 23,2013 | 10:48PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Eradication, totally agree with you against false. I have great respect for the UH players. I believe it's coaching. there is also a total lack of luck and good breaks. Hard to understand.
on November 23,2013 | 03:49PM
hunebasami wrote:
Positive 0-12
on November 23,2013 | 10:41PM
I'm sure my alma mater Cal would be in the running for that title, with our only win this season being against Portland State whom we barely beat.
on November 23,2013 | 04:50PM
kong2985 wrote:
Wonder if Chow Fun contract has a "Lemon Law", like the automobile ..return it if is is defective
on November 23,2013 | 07:13PM
lwandcah wrote:
All points bulletin: Anyone see either of the defenses? Wait there they are, both teams defense in Golden Corral standing around that new chocolate fountain thing.
on November 23,2013 | 11:10AM
bumbye wrote:
Golden Corral, mmmmm.
on November 23,2013 | 02:15PM
hon2255 wrote:
we cant do anything right in 4th qtr , Wyoming has over 600 yards in offense, Fire Chow and staff ,this is unacceptable.
on November 23,2013 | 11:37AM
HOSSANA wrote:
If Chow is to remain as H.C., he must terminate the contracts of the defensive coaches incl. and esp. the line coaches both offense and defense but the defensive coordinator and all the defensive assts. must definitely part company. In the last 5 games, its really been the offense that is holding its own and I can see where Chow has his imprint on the offense but the defense has been just terrible and please don't give me any excuses...tired of listening to excuses...just fire the Defensive coordinator and the rest of the defensive staff. Nothing more and nothing less.
on November 23,2013 | 11:50AM
kailua000 wrote:
no. chow needs to go and the rest of the staff with him.
on November 23,2013 | 01:07PM
HawaiiGirl wrote:
I can't believe we didn't go for the field goal in OT. Sigh...
on November 23,2013 | 12:18PM
GeoDiva wrote:
Agree! What a dumb call.
on November 23,2013 | 01:17PM
niimi wrote:
Near the end of regulation we got a 1st down, which stopped the clock. We called timeout anyway; that instead of getting to the line and spiking the ball.
on November 23,2013 | 01:35PM
kong2985 wrote:
Chow Fun don't have any pride, whether team loses, as long as money is in his pocket. Guess he is not as dumb as we think.
on November 23,2013 | 06:36PM
hunebasami wrote:
Someone took $500,000 from Guru Chow. He needs the job. He has no pride but needs money.
on November 23,2013 | 10:55PM
allie wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 23,2013 | 01:33PM
Eradication wrote:
YOU are not us.
on November 23,2013 | 02:10PM
allie wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 23,2013 | 03:14PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
all lie, public spokesperson, my yass. No one likes you.
on November 23,2013 | 03:51PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Anointing oneself is far different from being appointed - when you get your education, you will realize that.
on November 23,2013 | 05:37PM
NITRO08 wrote:
Stop talking stupid!
on November 23,2013 | 03:08PM
hunebasami wrote:
How about Kaiser?
on November 23,2013 | 10:56PM
2_centz wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 23,2013 | 07:27PM
droid wrote:
Clearly, Wyoming would NOT have scored a touchdown. The latter part of the 4th quarter, the Cowboys were starting to break down on offense. They were trying to run their speed strategy, and it got progressively less effective against the Warriors. In OT, the first team to play offense should always go for the field goal on 4th down, unless it's 4th and inches. Football 101.
on November 23,2013 | 11:28PM
jrboi96786 wrote:
Who's in the right mind would go for it on 4th down during OT? DUMB!!!!
on November 23,2013 | 12:18PM
inverse wrote:
Chow needs to be like Andrews of the Hawaii Health Connector: JUST RESIGN.
on November 23,2013 | 12:25PM
kailua000 wrote:
he wont. he's got a guaranteed pay check, he's at home win or lose, he's not going anywhere and UH doesnt have the $$ to buy him out. I know! Maybe UH can have a buyout party! Come to the party, buy season tickets and if they sell enough to make up the difference, they promise to fire Chow .
on November 23,2013 | 01:08PM
hunebasami wrote:
That's why Chow didn't want to play Colorado. The money to but him out. $600,000
on November 23,2013 | 11:00PM
kong2985 wrote:
Chow Fun, the offensive genius/guru...not a single pass on the last 4 play..well maybe UH may beat Army if Chow Fun is not at this game
on November 23,2013 | 12:51PM
Kealii wrote:
Hmm... last four plays all runs Gee this sounds familiar! Are we predictable or what?
on November 23,2013 | 01:57PM
jeffdman2000 wrote:
Chow Beats Hawaii Again! Go Chow you are 11-0!
on November 23,2013 | 12:23PM
niimi wrote:
Brilliant clock management at the end of the game.
on November 23,2013 | 12:44PM
cajaybird wrote:
IRT niimi: You right. Clock management is not subjective. There better be an annoucement soon, no later than the Army game. A
on November 23,2013 | 01:43PM
entrkn wrote:
Hawaii offense gains over 579 yards, quarterback has 73% throwing, and we score 56 points but the Hawaii defense and their coaches allows 818 yards and 59 points... and that's in one game in Wyoming at 7000 feet... Change is on the way!
on November 23,2013 | 12:25PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Critical mistake in hindsight. Must be they have little faith in their kicker. Oh, to have that 4th down to do over. But Chow had to think hard and say, nahhh, let's go for the first down. Yup, it's Chow time, and he will say, hey, the guys tried. But gosh darn it, who called that fourth down play? A perfect season, Norm. You're heading for a perfect season -- 0 and 12.
on November 23,2013 | 12:30PM
Nevadan wrote:
Army may ruin a perfect season.
on November 23,2013 | 02:04PM
halona wrote:
How long are the powers that be at UH going to put up with this? 0-11 is not something anyone should tolerate. This is not "rebuilding" or "give it more time" -- this is a disaster. Would anyone have given von Appen another year after his 0-12 season?
on November 23,2013 | 12:34PM
niimi wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 12:43PM
Wazdat wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 12:53PM
kailua000 wrote:
no, von appen wasnt a favorite of the downtown japanese businessmen.
on November 23,2013 | 01:09PM
inverse wrote:
I don't know who you are talking about but thought chow funs most influential backers was former Puna ho alum Rockne who I think is Portuguese or Hawaiian and Bank OH CEO Ho who is Chinese not Japanese.
on November 23,2013 | 01:29PM
Eradication wrote:
There you guys go again, bringing race into things and then you guys will be the first to scream "race card!" when you are brought to task for your comments.
on November 23,2013 | 02:14PM
inverse wrote:
Actually it was UH and the media that made a big thing that Chow was the first coach of Asian ancestry to be a Div1 A head football coach. And the way things are going he might be the last.
on November 23,2013 | 05:47PM
hunebasami wrote:
you are right.kailua000 doesn't know what he writing about.
on November 23,2013 | 11:05PM
allie wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 23,2013 | 01:34PM
Eradication wrote:
Please go back to "Podunk".
on November 23,2013 | 02:14PM
kk808 wrote:
You know you don't mean that...you enjoy posting negative comments.
on November 23,2013 | 02:28PM
9ronboz wrote:
Good offense or no defense?
on November 23,2013 | 12:36PM
control wrote:
We should just throw in the last game. Won't that assure us of the #1 pick in the draft ?
on November 23,2013 | 12:40PM
SandPounder wrote:
Don't blame the young men who suit up, they are giving their all. If you want to blame someone - blame the old men who are paid a lot of money to be there on the field. Norm Chow and his braintrust of coaches.
on November 23,2013 | 12:42PM
niimi wrote:
We should hire back Fred vonAppen, at least for the same level of performance the defense was better and Fred's pay was cheaper.
on November 23,2013 | 12:42PM
niimi wrote:
Just kidding, of course. We should go after Rolo.
on November 23,2013 | 01:33PM
oxtail01 wrote:
WHY? Tell me ONE worthy credential Rolo has that would make him a good head coach at this point in his career. All he has is minimal experience as offensive coordinator with an unimpressive team winning record at UH and Nevada and NO evidence of ability to recruit nationwide. Just because he played here and tutored here means absolutely nothing in terms of his coaching ability.
on November 23,2013 | 05:21PM
hunebasami wrote:
Loyalty means nothing to you.
on November 23,2013 | 11:08PM
hunebasami wrote:
How about Miano?
on November 23,2013 | 11:07PM
Peacenik wrote:
Agree. if he's willing. start him up low, with incentives for more.
on November 24,2013 | 07:32AM
hunebasami wrote:
Just $150,000
on November 23,2013 | 11:07PM
kailua000 wrote:
Yeah!! We almost won again!
on November 23,2013 | 01:04PM
maafifloos wrote:
This "Comments" section is more interest that the article itself.
on November 23,2013 | 01:13PM
Honu89 wrote:
Looks Chow will be perfect this season, 0-12.
on November 23,2013 | 01:26PM
walaau808 wrote:
All you coach potatoes! Why don t you all put your money together and buy out the coaching staff so you can start bitching about a new coach when the crap hits the fan. You all are fair weather...
on November 23,2013 | 01:27PM
chungd wrote:
There is a saying that goes: Players win game and Coaches loses game. It is definitely time to fire the DEFENSE Coach and some of the other D coaches.. To continually blitz with only three defensive players leave the outside and secondary vulnerable to the run and pass. Chow is totally responsible. If all the players played with the heart as Sean Schroeder this team would not be win less. We should have kept Rolovich (offense) and Rich Miano (defense).
on November 23,2013 | 01:31PM
inverse wrote:
It was control fre ak chow who could never tolerate guys like Rolo and Miano who have independent thought and would make decisions on their own. Get the feeling, Rolo, Miano, Aranda and others were the "brains" behind the Mack lead team and Mack was smart enough to let his young up and coming coaches make most of the decisions. Chow is different in that he has to be in control of everything and that is why he got rid of Rolo and Miano. If you want change you got get rid of the head of the snake or nothing changes. Even if money is found to buy out Chow and they find another coach with a million / yr salary will ONLY attract a coach who will be only doing it for the money. That will be another failure. Hawaii's best chance is to get Rolo, Miano, Aranda, Norwood(?) to agree to take a team approach and get paid reasonable salaries and see if they cannot bring back UH back to at least the level of the Mac era and rebuild from there.
on November 23,2013 | 01:50PM
Peacenik wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 06:02PM
hunebasami wrote:
And Dave, too. Now at Wisconcin
on November 23,2013 | 11:10PM
jankenpo wrote:
This one I don't get. 3 points in o.t. is 3 points. Stop them and maybe go into 2nd o.t. or at least make them take a chance to get a touchdown. Just don't give them the game. How upsetting is this. Maybe they needed to catch a flight. I'm sick.
on November 23,2013 | 01:35PM
Kealii wrote:
Chow fun is horrible when chilled.
on November 23,2013 | 04:10PM
HawaiiGirl wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 06:18PM
blackmurano wrote:
Will Head Coach Norm Chow and his entire staff be fired after today's debacle? One thing can be said our kids on this team can score and if with the right coaches can also play defense. I hope after the last game next week against Army at Aloha Stadium, win or lose, I am hoping, so does many others, that Norm Chow will announce that he is retiring. Bad playcalling during the OT - AGAIN!!!. Bad play calling during the OT last week loss to San Diego State. Ben Jay, the :UH AD, refuse to listen to the fans that Norm Chow should be FIRED!.
on November 23,2013 | 01:58PM
Descartes22 wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on November 23,2013 | 02:08PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Scroo'd the Pooch.
on November 23,2013 | 04:30PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Thought he would catch Wyoming off balance with Iosefa up the middle.
on November 23,2013 | 05:22PM
swagger wrote:
The offense played a great game not so good for the defense. Normy should do the right thing after the Army game and take his last walk around the stadium with the senior players.
on November 23,2013 | 02:15PM
Eradication wrote:
Look, wasn't it all you guys who were screaming for Coach Mac's head on a platter last year after a dismal 6-7 season? You guys couldn't wait for Coach Mac to get kicked to the curb. When people suggested some of the coaching staff remain and be kept on most of what I read was, "no, we need to clean the slate". I still remember all the "hoorahs" from all the resident haters. You asked for it, no, you demanded it. Now it's time to live with it. I was against firing (retiring) Coach Mac but when they did (by popular demand) and hired Coach Chow I felt it was time to support the new regime. I still support the entire team. Do changes need to be made? Absolutely! The people at the top who do the hiring and firing need to grow a pair and not succumb to the public whining all the time. Put somebody on the hiring committee who knows something about coaching a football team instead of political cronies. As for this team, this year, we need to turn out next week and support the players who continue to give great effort and stuck it out this year inspite of the W-L record.
on November 23,2013 | 02:26PM
NITRO08 wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 03:13PM
Kealii wrote:
Agreed. And in protest, I will vehemently refuse to eat chow fun until Norman is fired. Shrimp fried rice is back on the menu!
on November 23,2013 | 04:19PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Your boycotting chow fun speaks volumes coming from a chowhound such as yourself.
on November 23,2013 | 10:15PM
hunebasami wrote:
How about Big Mac?
on November 23,2013 | 11:16PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Fat Mac was 2 years ago - we had an impressive Chow Time debut last year. We have an even more impressive sophomore year (and who ever said there's a sophomore jinx). I'm not about to support an epic 3rd year however and my support for the program means calling for Chow Time to end.
on November 23,2013 | 05:27PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Wow! UH scores 56 points and loses. Just really unlucky. It is good to see the offense doing quite well. Chow's offense scheme works. Can't wait until next year. Go Rainbow Warriors!
on November 23,2013 | 02:27PM
Mana07 wrote:
Unlucky? people, teams, make their own luck. No luck about it...Chow messed the bed in OT..again.
on November 23,2013 | 03:45PM
oxtail01 wrote:
56 points is the most I can remember Hawaii scoring on the road, especially given the high altitude challenges. 59 points is the most points I can remember Hawaii giving up on the road in conference play. Unfortunately Chow is the HEAD coach, not offensive coach. As a whole, Chow's scheme has proven not to work and we can't afford another year of him being UH head coach.
on November 23,2013 | 05:34PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
@Bdpapa~ If there's any consolation in this loss--at least the offense is putting up huge numbers--reminiscent of J.J.'s run-and-shoot. Schroeder passing for nearly 500 yards and 6 TDs--Gant with 174 yards receiving, 4 TDs for a whopping 21.8 yard avg. per reception--and Iosefa who rushed for 91 yards and 2 TDs, along with 53 yards receiving. As far as anticipating next season--Schroeder and Gant who are both seniors won't be returning--so the pressure will be on Graham to produce or the offense will be a work in progress as it has been for most of this season.
on November 23,2013 | 10:40PM
hunebasami wrote:
another 0-12 year
on November 23,2013 | 11:17PM
Fred01 wrote:
Getting very close to another perfect season!
on November 23,2013 | 02:35PM
ka_iwa wrote:
Hawaii has a hard time winning because they do not know how to win! They are just contempt with losing!
on November 23,2013 | 02:52PM
Mana07 wrote:
I think you mean content...
on November 23,2013 | 03:47PM
Kealii wrote:
Well Chow is in contempt for impersonating a football coach. A decent one anyways.
on November 23,2013 | 04:22PM
Mana07 wrote:
on November 23,2013 | 05:36PM
NYUH wrote:
I think it will be Chow next year with an ultimatum to get to a bowl or take a hike.
on November 23,2013 | 02:55PM
wizard417 wrote:
young team, next year is the year
on November 23,2013 | 03:39PM
alfhawaii wrote:
Yeah right and old coach from who coaches like he's in the 80's.
on November 23,2013 | 04:59PM
Mana07 wrote:
When you have built such a strong culture of losing...you will find a way to lose.
on November 23,2013 | 03:42PM
frings wrote:
Time to drop the charade called Hawaii Warrior football, but all that money into the school at large and join the Big West wher we can compete in the sports that we excel at.
on November 23,2013 | 03:43PM
username_required wrote:
Does Meng have a major zit-popping habit?
on November 23,2013 | 03:45PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
...as the Warriors found another way to lose ...

Nailed it.

on November 23,2013 | 04:29PM
Bumby wrote:
If he is to be let go do it ASAP right after the last game. If next year he will be fired if he start 9-3 or 0-4
on November 23,2013 | 04:30PM
Bumby wrote:
0-3 mistake just like UH coaches
on November 23,2013 | 04:37PM
alfhawaii wrote:
Ben Jay you should have fired the head coach mid season like USC did. Can't gets any worse than 0 wins with no upside next year.
on November 23,2013 | 04:56PM
hunebasami wrote:
You need to be a man to do a mans job. Girls fighting Ben gets KO'd
on November 23,2013 | 11:21PM
alfhawaii wrote:
Ben Jay if you can't make the tough decisions, the department will continue to bleed.
on November 23,2013 | 04:57PM
socialscience wrote:
Great comeback under difficult conditions to get it to OT.
on November 23,2013 | 04:57PM
Kapaho wrote:
I agree with going for first down as Wyoming's defense was giving up so much points. If they went for the field goal, Wyoming would have probably scored a touchdown as UH's defense was hopeless. But as Les Keiter used to say, "guess now, don't second guess". UH is just a terrible football team that doesn't know how to win. Guarantee 0-12 season. I wouldn't fire Chow after the season but if they start losing at the start of next season, time to can him then. Looks like he's not a good head coach. Better as an offensive coordinator. Time to bring back Fred Von Appen.
on November 23,2013 | 05:20PM
brucepati1 wrote:
Only positive thing about this loss is that hopefully more and more losses will convince the administration that it is time to get rid of "Chow fun". Do they really think that another season and 12 more losses is going to turn this program around?
on November 23,2013 | 05:23PM
syhud wrote:
Chow has a plan. Losing builds character in these fine young men. Yes, that is Chow's main objective as a coach. Building character.
on November 23,2013 | 05:47PM
hon2255 wrote:
It is time for Chow to be removed. I've seen enough of this debacle. It's the coach not the players. He dies not put the team in position to WIN. Fire Chow. Our program is going into the dumpster , the players deserve a better chance and that us without Chow !
on November 23,2013 | 06:16PM
brucepati1 wrote:
hon2255 is right. Hawaii has enough talent to win games, they just don't have the right coach to lead the. The Hawaii players deserve better as do the fans.
on November 23,2013 | 07:00PM
Cipher wrote:
I'd pay more taxes if that money would go to getting JJ back LOL
on November 23,2013 | 08:12PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Ah, the fair weather Hawaii fans are out in droves. Even if you direct it to the coaches, it's really hurting the players who give it their all in practice and games. Geez, is this how you respond to your family and friends when they hit a rough patch in their lives? If all you've got are negative vibes, go do something positive and stay out of here.
on November 23,2013 | 08:25PM
hon2255 wrote:
It's not fair weather fans, it is the fans that go to the games and subscribe to the pay per view and belong to NaKoa, we are sick and tired of this crappola of a coaching staff and the young men on the team deserve better. Two years 3-20 is totally unacceptable, Mr Chow admitted he is too old and still cant get the hang of what to do as coach. Norm Chow, You're Fired!
on November 23,2013 | 09:14PM
Mana07 wrote:
Hear Hear!! I spend thousands every year for the RIGHT to complain and demand change. How long have you been a season tix holder, NaKoa member,...Publicbraddah?
on November 23,2013 | 09:32PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
In all fairness--many of the fans who posted comments this season have stuck with the team through thick and thin. Where were you during the 2007 when UH went undefeated during the regular season with J.J. at the helm? As I recall--only me and a few other loyal fans such as Bleedsgreen were the only ones who spoke favorably about the team on a regular basis.
on November 23,2013 | 10:05PM
jojobear wrote:
Time clock management is something Hawaii has to work on, I always thought that whenever you get a first down the time clock stops, the coaching staff should know better, they could have lined up spike the ball and have some time left to set up a play, whose fault was it to call a time out in the first place. I kind of wonder what made them go for a first down instead of a field goal, it just makes no sense at all, were they too concerned that they couldn't stop them from scoring a touchdown.
on November 23,2013 | 08:33PM
inverse wrote:
Because Chow stated he had ZERO faith in the UH defense and expected Wyoming to automatically get a touchdown and win the game if UH just kicked the field goal and went up 3 points. Hence, Chow decided to go against the odds and not go with what should have been an easy field goal and MAKE Wyoming return the kickoff and go 100 yards to score a touchdown to win the game or go down far enough to kick a field goal to tie the game again. As someone else pointed out Chow was successful in making UH lose again. Unless you are a S A writer no way anyone will accept the B S excuse that UH lost this game because of cold, high altitude, injuries, long travel distances, evil spirits, not enough money given to UH athletics, junk players, etc. etc.
on November 24,2013 | 03:57AM
tigerwarrior wrote:
For all those who insisted that Schroeder isn't a legit QB--how about 37/50 completion ratio--10.0 per catch avg.--6 TDs to 1 INT ratio for a 88.5 QB rating?
on November 23,2013 | 09:58PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
And how could I forget to mention 499 yards passing.
on November 23,2013 | 10:07PM
hon2255 wrote:
Breakdowns in all phases -if its not one thing its another. 3-20 doesn't get it done, in business it is called Failure, but to some of you failure is something you'll settle for ,mediocrity , UH has become bottom rung of the Moutain West ever since Norm took over, Mcmackin had a better record, far better. Chow needs to GO!
on November 23,2013 | 10:11PM
Peacenik wrote:
who's all. just chow.
on November 24,2013 | 07:37AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
tiger, I believe you.
on November 24,2013 | 07:38AM
HOSSANA wrote:
Isn't there any way we can have the whole Navy Service Academy coaching staff become the coaching staff for the University of Hawaii Warriors football team...certainly the Head Coach and his Offensive & Defensive coordinators.....get rid of Chow and esp. the defensive staff incl. the offensive line coach and bring in the Navy staff.......nothing more and nothing less.
on November 23,2013 | 11:48PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Why can't we have the U.S. Naval Academy football coaching staff transplant and become the UH football coaching staff....why???
on November 23,2013 | 11:49PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
No one wants to transplant from a winning program to a losing program.....without a ton of $$ we cannot offer.
on November 24,2013 | 07:38AM
jojobear wrote:
This has got to be the worst time management I've seen in football, Hawaii gets the ball back and is moving, they get a first down, the time is stopped to move the chains and they calla time out ? they could have lined up spiked the ball and then set up for the next play, but no they calla time out, WHY, they burn their last time out so now they have to scramble to move the ball and try to set up a winning field goal, not happening, I am just really frustrated as to how they are playing the game.
on November 24,2013 | 07:27AM
blunite wrote:
With condition of the UH defense have you ever wondered what kind of contract Chow gave Kaumeyer (Defensive Coordinator)? Pragmatically speaking would it be safe to assume that Kaumeyer got the same contract that Chow got? This would mean more of the same next year.
on November 24,2013 | 09:07AM
Jmhata wrote:
Hopefully Hawaii can win the next game and not have a winless season if not, Time to think about who we have as coaches!-0
on November 24,2013 | 09:50AM
Breaking News