The University of Hawai'i football team returns to Aloha Stadium for a clash with perennial Mountain West power Boise State, Saturday, Nov. 12 in a nationally televised game on Hawaiian Tel FCU Field. Kick-off is 2:00 p.m., and the game will air on CBS Sports Network.
The Rainbow Warriors (4-6, 3-3 MW) enter the contest having dropped their last two games and three of four. UH will need to win its final three games of the season to lock up a Hawai'i Bowl berth, its first since 2010.
BSU (8-1, 4-1) is in a two-way tie for second in the Mountain Division behind leader Wyoming, whom the Broncos lost 30-28 two weeks ago in Laramie. The Broncos are currently ranked No. 24 in both Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls.
UH's last win over the Broncos occurred in 2007, which clinched the Western Athletic Conference title for the Warriors. The Broncos have since won the last five games in the series, including wins at Aloha Stadium in 2009 and '12.
Who: Hawai'i (4-6, 3-3 MW) vs. Boise State (8-1, 4-1 MW)
When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. HT
Where: Honolulu, O'ahu
Stadium: Hawaiian Tel FCU Field at Aloha Stadium (50,000)
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), Adam Archuleta (analyst), and Cassie McKinney (sidelines).
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game live with Bobby Curran (play-by-play), John Veneri (analyst), and Mark Veneri (sidelines). Chris Hart and Gary Dickman host the "Countdown To Kickoff" beginning at 12:00 p.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: None
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am.com
Live Stats: HawaiiAthletics.com
Series Information: 15th meeting. BSU leads 11-3.
UH has lost its last two home games by a combined 10 points (41-38 vs. UNLV, 28-21 vs. New Mexico)…UH has lost its last eight games versus nationally ranked teams which includes a 63-3 defeat to then-No. 7 Michigan earlier this season…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)…A UH loss would give the Warriors a losing regular season record for the sixth straight year, which would set a new school record…UH is making its fifth appearance on national television this season and is 0-4 thus far. The Warriors have lost eight straight on national TV dating back to last season…The Broncos have won the last five meetings in the series by an average of 38 points per game. BSU has also won the last two games held in Honolulu (54-9 in 2009 and 49-14 in 2012)…UH won the first two games of the series in 1996 (20-14) and '97 (34-19), but since then have only earned a single win, upending the Broncos 39-27 in Honolulu during the magical 2007 season…Among Nick Rolovich's first hires was former Eastern Washington assistant Zak Hill, who departed UH a month later to become co-offensive coordinator at BSU.
About Boise State
BSU rebounded from its only loss of the season with a convincing 45-31 victory over San José State last week in Boise…Quarterback Brett Rypien passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns while running back Jeremy McNichols rushed for 158 yards and two scores in the victory over the Spartans…Rypien leads all MW quarterbacks in passing (286.4), efficiency (159.6), and total offense (282.4). McNichols ranks third among MW running backs in rushing (135.1) and has a conference-best 20 touchdowns (16 rushing, 4 receiving)…BSU's Thomas Sperbeck (101.0) and UH's Marcus Kemp (91.0) rank No. 1 & 2 in the MW's receiving yards per game. Sperbeck also tops the MW in receptions per game (6.3), while Kemp is third (5.5)…The Broncos are 3-1 on the road this season with their only loss to Wyoming (30-28) in Laramie…BSU began the season with seven straight weeks and ascended to No. 13 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls prior to the loss to the Cowboys…Head coach Bryan Harson, a former Bronco quarterback, is 29-7 in his third season at BSU and has a career record of 36-12 which includes one season as head coach at Arkansas State…BSU holds an 11-3 advantage over UH in the all-time series, including five straight wins since 2008…BSU has out-scored UH, 227-37, during its current five-game win streak over the Warriors, having scored at least 42 points in four of the five wins.
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