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Warriors win in OT, 17-10

By Mike Cherry - bio | email

SAN JOSE (Hawaii News Now) - The Warrior football team is now just two wins away from earning a Bowl-berth on Christmas Eve. But it did not come easy.

Shane Austin filled in for an injured Bryant Moniz at quarterback against the Spartans.

Things did not go the smoothest. On the 5th play of the game the sophomore fumbles the ball and San Jose takes over deep in Hawaii's territory.

But Hawaii's defense would have Austin's back. Lamitrius Davis comes up with the first of UH's three interceptions in the first half, and the Warriors are back in business.

A few plays later, and UH turns to the option, except Austin decides to keep it. And Hawaii goes up 7-nothing on Austin's first career rushing score.

But this one would need overtime with both knotted at 10 apiece. And it wouldn't stay that way for long. Austin turns to the option again, except this time he pitches the ball to Leon Wright-Jackson to give UH the 7-point lead.

The Spartans would have a chance to keep this one going, but the Warriors defense comes through again on 4th down.

And that does it; Hawaii wins. 17-10 is the final.

UH improves to 5-6 on the year. Austin threw for a career high 299 yards, while receiver Jon Mederios set career highs with 10 catches for 149 yards.

Here's what coach Greg McMackin had to say about the game: "That was great. That's the way all San Jose games seem to end up. We looked at the film two years ago last night, and decided it could come down to those. I give my coaches and players credit because they made the adjustments that they needed to and fought to the end. "

 

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