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Warriors seeking first win

September 15, 2012
The Maui News

The University of Hawaii football team will seek its first win of the season - and the first of Norm Chow's head-coaching career - tonight at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

The Warriors, who had a bye week after losing 49-10 at Southern California on Sept. 1, will face Lamar for the first time, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Lamar lost 40-0 at Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 1 before defeating Prairie View A&M 31-0 at home last week. The Cardinals have three transfers from Oklahoma State who are playing this year - wide receiver Kevin Johnson, defensive lineman Joe Okafor and running back Herschel Sims.

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NORM CHOW, UH football head coach

"We know that they have a lot of talent," Chow said last week in a news conference posted on the UH athletics website.

The Warriors gave up an average of 7.4 yards per play against the Trojans, ranked first in the nation at the time by The Associated Press and No. 2 in the most recent poll.

"We learned a lot of lessons about not only our players, but ourselves as coaches," said Chow, who took over at UH this year after 38 seasons as an assistant in college and the NFL. "It was our first shot at being together so we just have to take the positives and move on."

The last time the Warriors had a bye after their opener was 2006 - UH followed a loss to Alabama with a win over Nevada-Las Vegas.

Chow said this year's team would use the extra time to "prepare not only for Lamar, but to take a day or two to prepare for the rest of the season."

Against the Trojans, Sean Schroeder passed for 208 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Warriors finished with 264 yards of offense while allowing 475 in their worst loss since 2009.

"You turn on the film, and you can tell that's a very good football team," Lamar coach Ray Woodard said of UH. "It gets your team's attention real fast. You don't have to sell how good Hawaii is to this team, they can tell."




6 a.m.-California at Ohio St., ABC

6 a.m.-Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn, KFVE

6 a.m.-William & Mary at Towson, NBCSN

6 a.m.-Wake Forest at Florida St., ESPN

6 a.m.-Arkansas St. at Nebraska, ESPN2

6 a.m.-Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ESPNU

6 a.m.-Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma St., FSW

6 a.m.-TCU at Kansas, FX

9:30 a.m.-North Carolina at Louisville, ABC

9:30 a.m.-Alabama at Arkansas, CBS

9:30 a.m.-Navy at Penn St., ESPN2

9:30 a.m.-Virginia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU

9:30 a.m.-Texas A&M at SMU, FSWP

10 a.m.-Miami (Ohio) at Boise St., NBCSN

10 a.m.-Portland St. at Washington, FX

Noon-Florida at Tennessee, ESPN

1 p.m.-Arizona St. at Missouri, ESPN2

1 p.m.-W. Kentucky at Kentucky, ESPNU

1:30 p.m.-Southern Cal at Stanford, FOX

2 p.m.-Notre Dame at Michigan St., ABC

3:15 p.m.-Texas at Mississippi, ESPN

4 p.m.-BYU at Utah, ESPN2

4:30 p.m.-Howard at Norfolk St., ESPNU

6 p.m.-Lamar at Hawaii, PPV 255

6:30 p.m.-N. Texas at Kansas St., FSW



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