The University of Hawaii football team opens its final season of WAC play with a road game at La Tech. Kick-off is 6:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. HT) at Joe Aillet Stadium. The best thing about this game… it is the last time that Hawaii will have to make the trip to Ruston, LA for any sport. This trip never made sense, so I am sure most are glad it is over.
The Warrior football team (2-2) will be trying to get a big conference win on the road, in what many people think will be a La Tech win. La Tech has played very well early on, including a close game against SEC powerhouse Mississippi State.
Perhaps most importantly for the Warriors will be the chance to make a statement and continue to wash the bad taste out of their mouth after losing to UNLV, in what most pundits consider to be the worst team in college football.
The Warriors will need to come out and play the way they played last week in a decisive victory against UC Davis. Yes, I know UC Davis is an FBS school, but playing well is playing well, and if the Warriors don’t play well, the La Tech will destroy them.
Many UH fans are still pretty upset about what happened in Nevada, and rightfully so, that was a horrendous loss. However, it is time to move on. The Warriors have their whole WAC schedule in front of them, and with a nice winning streak they can out themselves square at the top of the conference.
However, this will be a tough game, as many consider this to be the toughest game on the schedule. Nevada and Fresno State are way down this year, and powerhouse Boise is gone (until we meet them again next year in Mountain West play), so if the Warriors can get past this La Tech team in Ruston, then the chances of a WAC Championship look good.
(According to hawaiiathletics.com)
- What: Hawai’i Warriors (2-2, 0-0 WAC) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-3, 0-0 WAC)
- When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
- Time: 6:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. HT
- Where: Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600); Ruston, La.
- Television: Live statewide on Oceanic Pay-Per-View (Digital Ch. 255) with Trey Bender (play-by-play) and Jay Taylor (color).
- 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 11:30 a.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 www.espn3.com
- Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on espn1420am.com
- Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at latechsports.com