HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawai'i football team seeks its third straight road win when it faces Mountain West divisional leader San Diego State (7-1, 4-0 MW), Saturday, Nov. 5 at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Rainbow Warriors (4-5, 3-2 MW) bid for a league title and bowl berth took a big blow at home this past weekend when they fell to New Mexico, 28-21. UH looks to recover on the road where they have discovered new-found success after wins at San José State and Air Force.
This week will prove to be the toughest test yet in conference. UH has yet to beat the Aztecs in four meetings since joining the Mountain West in 2012. San Diego State also enters the game having beaten its last 15 conference opponents, while also boasting a nine-game home win streak.
SDSU leads the series 19-9-2, including an 9-3 advantage in San Diego.
Who: Hawai'i (4-5, 3-2 MW) at San Diego State (7-1, 4-0 MW)
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. HT
Where: San Diego, Calif.
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium (70,561)
Television: Televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. channel 247 and Ch. 1247 (HD) on Oceanic Time Warner Cable and channel 83 and 1083 (HD) on Hawaiian Telcom, with Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Eric Davis (analyst), and Cassie McKinney (sidelines).
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game live with Bobby Curran (play-by-play) and John Veneri (analyst). Chris Hart and Gary Dickman host the "Countdown To Kickoff" beginning at 11:00 a.m. HT, and also the halftime show. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, KTOH on Kaua'i, and KNWJ in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Video Streaming: cbssports.com
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am.com
Live Stats: goaztecs.com
Series Information: 31st meeting. SDSU leads 19-9-2.
UH seeks its first win against San Diego State since joining the Mountain West in 2012…the Aztecs have won all four meetings with three coming by double digits…the last UH win against SDSU came in a non-conference showdown in Honolulu in 2005…the Rainbow Warriors have won their last two road games (at San José State and Air Force) and a third win would give them their longest such road streak since 2007…this is the third straight game in which the Rainbow Warriors will face a Top 10 rushing offense…UH has already faced Air Force (6th) and New Mexico (1st) and now face an Aztec run game that ranks 9th in the FBS…senior running back Steven Lakalaka has scored at least one rushing TD in each of the last seven games, tying a school record for consecutive games with a rushing TD…the UH record for consecutive games with a TD scored is eight, held by wide receiver Chris Roscoe (1988)…UH is averaging 33.0 points in five MW games...San Diego State has allowed just 26 points total in four MW games…the Aztecs have won the last seven meetings in San Diego with UH's last win coming in 1988 (32-30) when the teams were Western Athletic Conference rivals…a UH win would give the Warriors their most league wins in a single-season since joining the Mountain West in 2012 and their highest overall win total since 2010 (10).
About San Diego State
SDSU improved to 7-1 overall and a perfect 4-0 in the Mountain West with a 40-13 win at Utah State on Friday…the Aztecs have won 15 straight conference games, tied for the second-longest streak in the nation..SDSU has won nine straight home games dating back to last year and are a perfect 4-0 this year with wins over New Hampshire, Cal, UNLV, and San José State…SDSU leads the Mountain West and is among the national leaders in scoring defense (10th, 17.0 ppg), rushing defense (2nd, 90.8 ypg), and total defense (5th, 280.5 ypg)...offensively, SDSU ranks 9th nationally in rushing (271.1 ypg)…Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 223 yards on 33 carries at Utah State for his fourth 200-yard performance this year...he currently leads the country with 1,469 yards rushing…Pumphrey also moved into the Top 5 on the NCAA career rushing charts (5,741 yards) after Friday's performance…sophomore linebacker Ronley Lakalaka, the team's fourth-leading tackler, is the younger brother of UH senior running back Steven Lakalaka…head coach Rocky Long has a 50-24 record in his sixth season at SDSU…in his 17-year head coaching career, he boasts a 115-93 mark.