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Warrior defense takes responsibility

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - They're 2-1 so far this year, but the University of Hawaii football team could easily be 3-0. UH recently returned from 12 straight days on the road where they logged one win and one loss.

Their victory came against Washington State on Sept. 12th, and just last Saturday, Hawaii lost a heart breaker to UNLV in the final minute of the game. However, in his weekly press conference, Warrior head coach Greg McMackin says it never should've come down to the final play. He feels if his defense had performed better in some areas they could still be undefeated.

"Our job on defense is to get the offense on the football field, and their offense controlled the third quarter and kept our offense off the field, to get 'em off the field, we need to do what we did in the first half, we had two interceptions, and then three downs are key. They were 10-16 and that was a big key in the ball game."

The Warriors aren't scheduled for a full practice till Thursday.

They have a bye this weekend before preparing for a Wednesday night game next week against Louisiana Tech.

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