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Hawaii special teams coach suspended 1 game

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Mountain West Conference is suspending Hawaii special teams and safeties coach Chris Demarest one game for inappropriate sideline conduct during a loss to Oregon State.

The conference said in a release Tuesday that Demarest is prohibited from coaching during Hawaii's next game Sept. 21 at Nevada.

A conference official declined to give details, but the release says Demarest was suspended under a sportsmanship rule that governs obscene gestures and language toward other people during games.

Hawaii coach Norm Chow said in a statement that the situation is unfortunate and the team will abide by the penalty.

Hawaii (0-2) lost 33-14 to Oregon State on Saturday. The Beavers (1-1) outscored the Rainbow Warriors 19-0 in the second half.

Demarest is in his second year as a position coach with Hawaii.

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