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Whoops They Did it Again - UH Wins Despite Four Turnovers
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The UH Warriors have won their fifth straight game, behind another bend-but-not-break performance by the UH Defense.  Despite giving up 181 yards rushing, the Warrior Defense held the San Jose State Spartans to ten points.  The Defense came up with three timely interceptions - two by cornerback Kevin Millhouse, and one in the Hawaii End Zone by Jacob Espiau, to thwart a Spartan scoring threat.

The first three quarters of the game was a war of attrition as the Spartan ground game kept the UH offense off the field.  The San Jose offense controlled the ball for almost 40 minutes of the 60 minute game, including a whopping 12-plus minutes in the third quarter.  The Warrior offense stuttered in the first half, scoring only one touchdown on three possessions within  the Spartan 20 yard line.  It wasn't until the midway in the third quarter when the Warrior offense awoke to score three touchdowns on three quick touchdown drives.  Held in check most of the night, running back Thero Mitchell waltzed into the end-zone on runs of 18 and 20 yards.  Quarterback Nick Rolovich had one of the quietest 300 yard passing games ever - crossing the mark with a 39 yard pass to Justin Colbert late in the fourth quarter.

Game balls in this game were hard to give out since there were not many outstanding individual performances.  Is this a bad thing? No, on a night where Ashley Lelie was held to two receptions, and the Defense was without starters Pisa Tinoisamoa and Abraham Elimimian, the Warriors stepped up and showed that they can play team ball.  The special teams also came up big, with Justing Ayat booming the ball in the end-zone for three touchbacks, and Punter Matt McBriar finally living up to expectations with three booming punts.  On this night, the game balls go to the offense, defense, and the special teams.

Sorry Kelvin! No offense.. (er - defense)

What, no Hawaii411 "Da Man" Award?  Of course there is.  This weeks award goes to the Kelvin "No Simpsons Jokes" Millhouse for his two interceptions.  The Defense is coming on strong and getting turnovers to keep us in the game.  At the start of the season, he couldn't even catch a cold, let alone an interception.  Now he's turning into a legitimate coverage man.  Finally, a cornerback with some size.  Hopefully, this recognition might get his picture on the official UH athletic site, so we don't have to resort to photo manipulation.

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