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Hawaii QB Moniz in sync with receivers

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 02:30 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2010

Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz has slotback Kealoha Pilares' back.

And also the backs of the other slotbacks and wideouts in the Warriors' read-and-attack offense.

"Moniz is something else," said Pilares, whose Warriors play Louisiana Tech tonight. "I don't know how he does it. He's a receiver-friendly quarterback, if that means anything. He kind of sees formations from a receiver's standpoint."

One of the Warriors' plays is PoCo -- originating from a choice of post or corner routes -- in which the receiver makes a break based on the defensive coverage.

"We're reading the defense, and Moniz is reading me," Pilares said. "The coverage has maybe three routes we can run. Depending on that, (Moniz) can read my body language. Just from that, he knows where to throw."

In last week's rout of Charleston Southern, Pilares made two scoring catches on PoCo plays. Moniz made the throws while looking at Pilares' back.

"It's a sixth sense," Moniz said. "I developed an ability to read their body language, read their routes. I must have seen them run a million routes from last year to now. I have to read the defense, too."

Moniz has been preparing for tonight's reading hour. Here's a closer look at the teams:


Fresno State 1 0 41 24 2 1 107 93
Nevada 0 0 0 0 4 0 179 74
Boise State 0 0 0 0 3 0 121 60
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 2 2 146 115
Idaho 0 0 0 0 2 2 126 81
Louisiana Tech 0 0 0 0 1 3 71 104
San Jose State 0 0 0 0 1 3 36 142
New Mexico State 0 0 0 0 0 3 47 125
Utah State 0 1 24 41 2 3 124 146

Utah State 31, BYU 16

Idaho at Western Michigan
UC Davis at San Jose State
Boise State at New Mexico State
Nevada at UNLV
Cal Poly at Fresno State
Louisiana Tech at Hawaii

Next Saturday
Utah State at Louisiana Tech
Toledo at Boise State
New Mexico at New Mexico State
Hawaii at Fresno State
San Jose State at Nevada


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

Sept. 2 Southern California Aloha Stadium L, 49-36
Sept. 11 at Army Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y. W, 31-28
Sept. 18 at Colorado Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo. L, 31-13
Sept. 25 Charleston Southern Aloha Stadium W, 66-7
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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