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It'll be run vs. pass when Army faces Hawaii tomorrow

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 02:12 a.m. HST, Sep 10, 2010

PARK RIDGE, N.J. » It will be a clash of football styles -- and eras -- when Hawaii and Army meet tomorrow in Michie Stadium.

Both teams employ two-receiver, two-slotback offenses and attacking defenses. But while the Warriors' four-wide offense is geared toward the pass -- their best receivers are slotbacks Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares -- the Black Knights' offense is grounded in a triple-option scheme.

On defense, the Warriors have as many as seven defensive packages culled from a 418-page playbook. The Black Knights run multiple blitz schemes out of a basic double-eagle formation.

Although this is only the second football meeting between the schools, Army will evoke many fond memories for UH fans. Army head coach Rich Ellerson is a UH graduate and former Warrior defensive coordinator. Chris Smeland, also a former UH defensive coordinator, runs the double-eagle scheme that was successful for the Warriors for several years.

Here's a closer look:



An asterisk denotes Western Athletic Conference game; All times listed are Hawaii

Date Opponent Location or results Time
Sept. 2 Southern California L, 49-36
Sept. 11 at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y. 6 a.m.
Sept. 18 at Colorado Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo. 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 25 Charleston Southern Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 Louisiana Tech* Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Fresno State* Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif. 4 p.m.
Oct. 16 Nevada* Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 at Utah State* Romney Stadium, Logan, Utah 11 a.m.
Oct. 30 Idaho* (Homecoming) Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 at Boise State* Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho 8 a.m.
Nov. 20 San Jose State* Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 at New Mexico State* Aggie Memorial, Las Cruces, N.M. 10 a.m.
Dec. 4 UNLV Aloha Stadium 5:30 p.m.

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