The University of Hawaii football team is skating on some thin ice. Having lost several key starters, and having lost several games that they should not have, the Warrior football team have put themselves into a tough situation. UH must win two of its last three games to even get into the Hawaii Bowl.
At least all three games are at home, but the schedule is not easy, with BYU still remaining on the schedule as well.
The Warriors (5-5, 3-3 WAC), who close the regular season with home games with Fresno State, Tulane, and Brigham Young, have dropped their last two games, including last Saturday’s 42-28 setback to Nevada. Starting quarterback Bryant Moniz went down with a leg injury that will force him to miss the rest of the regular season. Despite allowing 528 yards of total offense to Nevada, the Warriors kept within striking distance behind backup Shane Austin, who finished with 246 yards passing and one touchdown. The Wolf Pack sealed the victory with a fake field goal that resulted in a touchdown with just over four minutes to play.
The Bulldogs (3-7, 2-3) are coming off their first-ever loss to New Mexico State (48-45)last week. Fresno State has dropped its last three games, allowing an average of 44.7 points per game, and are assured of a losing season for just the third time in 15 years.
The teams have met 43 times with the series tied 21-21-1. UH holds a 14-10 advantage in the series in games played in Honolulu.
- What: Hawai’i Warriors (5-5, 3-3 WAC) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (3-7, 2-3 wac)
- When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
- Time: 6:05 p.m. HT
- Where: Aloha Stadium (50,000); Honolulu, HI
- Television: Live statewide on Oceanic Pay-Per-View (Digital Ch. 255) with Robert Kekaula (play-by-play), Darren Hernandez (color), Lori Santi (sidelines), and Rob DeMello (sidelines).
- Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game live with Bobby Curran (play-by-play) and John Veneri (color). Don Robbs, Chris Hart and Gary Dickman host the “Countdown To Kickoff” beginning at 4:30 p.m. HT, and also the halftime show. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, and KTOH on Kaua’i.
- Video Streaming: Live video streaming on oceanic.streaming.com
- Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on www.espn1420am.com
- Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at www.HawaiiAthletics.com
- Series Information: The series is tied 21-21-1, however, UH holds a 14-10 advantage in Honolulu. The Bulldogs have won two of the last three meetings at Aloha Stadium – 27-13 in 2005 and 42-17 in 2009. Overall, the Warriors have won four of the last five games in the series, including last season’s 49-27 victory in Fresno, Calif.
- Promotions: California Hotel & Casino, the game sponsor, will award a Vacations Hawaii Trip For Two to Las Vegas during the halftime promotional contest.