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Warriors hungry for the Wolfpack challenge

Coach Greg McMackin Coach Greg McMackin
Richard Torres Richard Torres
Bryant Moniz Bryant Moniz
By Mike Cherry - bio | email

NEVADA (HAWAII NEWS NOW) - If there's one factor the Warriors need to stop in the Wolfpack's offense, it's their running game. If there's another factor they need to prevent it's, well, their running game.

No team in the country accounts for more yards on the ground than Nevada, who currently rack up 320 yards per outing, 30 more than the next top program in the nation.

That's something Warrior coach Greg McMackin is well aware of.

"Offensively they're probably the best offense that we've faced this year. Their quarterback has grown through the three years since I've seen him," said Coach McMackin.

Leading the charge for Nevada is quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The senior is averaging over 130 rushing yards per game, and is coming off a 230-yard 4-touchdown performance against Idaho last week.

"We were watching the film on Idaho," said cornerback Richard Torres, "and man he gets a little head of steam and he's out the gates already. So it's going to be a great challenge for us to tackle him in the open field and stop him at the line of scrimmage."

And while the performance of Nevada's QB is settled, questions still remain around the health of Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz, who suffered a concussion against Boise State last week.

Still the sophomore says he can't wait for the chance to get into a shootout with a Nevada team that scored 70 points last week.

"I'm trying to get back to those old days where we put up 40 to 50 points minimum," said Moniz. "Eight now is a great time for our team to have a game like that and get into a battle...a shootout. Just reassure everyone on our team and in the state that we are a good team and we're ready to compete."

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