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Iosefa among a handful benefiting from extra week off

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Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) -  Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa should be one of a handful of injured Rainbow Warriors to receive the green light to suit up for a September 21st game at Nevada.

Two games into their season, the Bow's are in the midst of their first bye-week. Iosefa, who is yet to play, missed all of Fall camp with a fracture in his foot.

This week the Junior has been taking reps with the 1st and 2nd team in select drills and could see the field for the first time when UH plays the Wolfpack.

"Yeah, I feel excited, it's been awhile, watching everybody practice," Iosefa said, "these past two couple games that we had, now that I'm on the field with them, I have that energy to come in and help out on the offensive side."

His help has been sorely missed. The Rainbow Warriors have amassed just 92 total rushing yards on 56 attempts, good for 1.6 yards per pop.

Iosefa is also considered one of Hawaii's better pass blocking backs and, in time, should alleviate some of the Bow's issues in pass protection as well (UH surrendered seven sacks vs USC).

Among the others who should be eligible to travel and play in Reno, linebackers Brenden Daley (concussion) and Lance Williams (foot), defensive tackle Kennedy Tuliamasealii (knee), tight end Jordan Pu'u Robinson (shoulder), and wide receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann (concussion). The latter was just recently given medical clearance after injuries sustained in a single-car accident two days before the Warriors held Fall camp.