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Warriors spark up passing fancy

Bryant Moniz Bryant Moniz
Greg Salas Greg Salas

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Warrior football team has now won six of their last WAC games dating back to last season.

And on Saturday, Hawaii will try to remain atop the conference standings when they pay a visit to Utah State.

A big key for the Warriors this season is its resurgence of the long ball. In seven games, Hawaii has scored on passing plays of at least 15-yards or more.

Compare that with 2009, when they had just 11 all season.

That sort of aerial attack has helped UH boost their scoring average by 15-points per game from last year.

It's a trend the Warriors want to take into Logan.

"It's a good thing we don't live and die by it or else we would be in a lot of trouble," Warrior quarterback Bryant Moniz said. "Sometimes we get 'em and sometimes we don't. The good thing is that the threat is there and it just stretches out the defense more."

Warrior receiver Greg Salas agrees.

"We still have a bad taste in our mouth from losing to them that year," he said. "We could have had a better season that year and that was a tough loss for us. We kind of over looked them that year and this year we're not taking them lightly."

Kick-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. (HST). It can be seen on pay-per-view and K5 will re-broadcast the game at 9:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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