December 18, 2007

Hawai'i's Leonard and Veikune Talk Sugar Bowl

Take a young breakout rushing star, combine that with the services of an equally dangerous vet, add the heady play of a wise-beyond-his-sophomore-status quarterback, and put it behind a big, experience offensive line and the result is Hawai'i's Sugar Bowl challenge. The Warriors' Adam Leonard and David Veikune are preparing for this, the red hot Georgia Bulldogs' offense, which brings a 32-point-per-game average and five-game win streak into New Orleans.

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December 02, 2007

And Now There Are Three

The Bowl Championship Series welcomed its third "outsider" in the system's decade-long history to the party. The Sugar Bowl made it official just moments ago, inviting the nation's only undefeated team Hawai'i to the game's 73rd installment.

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November 27, 2007

Warriors Not Out of The Woods Yet

Hawai'i gave its Bowl Championship Series aspirations a boost with Friday's convincing win over Boise State. Headed into the final weekend of regular season action, there's still work to be done that goes beyond the Saturday match-up vs. Washington on the Big Island.

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November 23, 2007

Boise State vs. Hawai'i: Live Blog

Breaking The Code gives you live thoughts on the historic Boise State - Hawai'i match-up.

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Warriors, Broncos Get Help

Kickoff on the Big Island is less than eight hours away, but before Boise State of Hawai'i ever take the field, the winner of this monumental WAC showdown already has some help for its Bowl Championship Series aspirations. Arizona State's 44-24 loss to USC last night is sure to send the Sun Devils' BCS rating tumbling, which should give tonight's winner room to move. But it doesn't end there.

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November 21, 2007

UH-Boise Showdown Big for BCS and WAC

Only in 2004 when Utah and Boise State were unbeaten and jockeying for Bowl Championship series position have two non-BCS conference teams been as highly rated as Hawai'i and BSU are now. The debate of who would win the '04 battle of top non-BCS teams is purely hypothetical, but this go-'round football fans will learn just who is the top of the class.

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November 06, 2007

The Rodney Dangerfield of the BCS Race

Arizona State, Boston College and Hawai'i have shared a lot in common this season: all three went into November unbeaten, all three have ranked in the Top 25 of passing offense most of these last 10 weeks, and Sunday all three dropped in the BCS standings. That's where the similarities end, because unlike ASU and BC, Hawai'i did not lose this weekend.

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November 01, 2007

Here's Where It Gets Interesting

Never in the decade of the Bowl Championsip Series' existence have two WAC teams been in the standings simultaneously. Boise State has quietly worked its way back into the picture, while Hawai'i remains unbeaten. The road to an unprecedented Bronco-Warrior Thanksgiving weekend showdown is not without challenges.

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October 25, 2007

UH - NMSU to Light Up Big Island; Catching Up

Hawai'i had its bye week, but thanks to another wild Saturday (and Thursday) the Warriors inched one spot higher in the second Bowl Championship Series standings. UH now sits at 17, and its No. 14 ranking in the USA Today Top 25 is the program's highest ever.

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October 13, 2007

Hawai'i Keeps Winning - So What's the Problem?

Hawai'i battled back from a second half deficit Friday to defeat San Jose State 42-35 in overtime, in the Warriors' second-to-last road game of 2007. UH is halfway through its slate unbeaten, and is one of just 11 teams in the nation to sport a perfect mark. But just winning might not be enough.

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October 07, 2007

Graunke The Gamer

Two "upset weekends" have swept college football and undefeateds have fallen. Hawai'i has twice come out unscathed, and this week the Warrior faithful have a player they booed two weeks to thank.

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September 25, 2007

Tough Act To Follow

The boo-birds were out and they were loud at Aloha Stadium over the weekend. Quarterback Tyler Graunke, filling in for an injured Colt Brennan, was the recipient of The Rex Grossman Treatment. But unlike Rex Sunday night, Graunke was the one handing the opposition a beating Saturday.

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September 19, 2007

Mr. Graunke, Come On Down

The Honolulu Star Bulletin reported today Hawai'i star quarterback Colt Brennan remained out of practices, leaving Tyler Graunke in charge of the offense. UH returns to Aloha Stadium for the first time since its season opener, and Graunke could very well be the Warriors' starter.

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September 17, 2007

More Than Just Offense To Hawai'i

A 49-point performance Saturday against UNLV was run of the mill, at least by Hawai'i standards. The most telling number from the Warrior win was 48: the consecutive minutes UH led the Rebels without a point.

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September 16, 2007

Hawai'i Back To Form

The Warriors didn't need overtime this week. No. 22 Hawai'i went into UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium and put a knot on the Rebels' collective head, looking more like the BCS contender it has been labeled than it did in a 49-48 cardiac contest last week at Louisiana Tech.

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September 15, 2007

Colt Going Ground; UCF Comes Up Short

Colt Brennan's doing what he does best for Hawai'i in the first half against UNLV, scoring touchdowns. Thing is, both of the UH Heisman hopefuls scores are on rushes.

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September 12, 2007

The New Breed?

The BCS dreams for three of the top contenders were all but ended Saturday. Both previous non-BCS conference teams to make the big show went undefeated, and TCU getting passed over for a two-loss Notre Dame in 2005 likely indicates Utah, TCU and Boise State would need at-large BCS candidates to lose three times.

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September 05, 2007

High-Powered Hawai'i Heads to La. Tech

A season ago No. 20/22 Hawai'i put up 61 points against Louisiana Tech, the nation's 116th ranked defense against the pass. Colt Brennan is one touchdown toss away from touchdown pass No. 100, tying Chad Pennington on the NCAA's career list, but a revamped Bulldog defense aims to limit the nation's most prolific passer's numbers Saturday.

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September 04, 2007

By The Numbers

The entire first week of the season is in the books, delayed a bit by a rare Monday night game. The numbers are in, and non-BCS teams had a strong Week 1 based on statistical rankings.

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