Warriors all business

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - He's calling it a business trip, because Warrior football head coach Greg McMackin wants everyone to focus on winning.

He's even given his players strict rules to follow during their time in Las Vegas as they prepare for Saturday's game.

Hawaii may have momentum behind them, coming off a 38-20 victory over Washington State, but they're not the favorites when they face the Rebels.

According to USA Today, UNLV is favored by seven points even though their starting quarterback is questionable after an injury in a loss last week

"Obviously they're a very good football team that went right to the wire with Oregon State, they have a lot of talent, they have two very good quarterbacks, great receivers, and they're very good on defense also," said McMackin.

But just because they're favored, UNLV head coach Mike Sanford knows this game won't be an easy one.

Not only are there a lot of Hawaii fans in Sin City, but the Warriors are pretty good too.

"Hawaii is a very good football team, they threw for a ton of yards against Washington State, their quarterback Greg Alexander is a big, strong physical thrower. They have a receiver, Greg Salas, number one who is a very good player. They're defense is a very tough, athletic, physical defense, so we have our work cut out for us," said Sanford.

The game is scheduled to kick off at 5pm Hawaii time.

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