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UH Games Attracting Big Crowds

Joshua Labang Joshua Labang
Etta Matautia Etta Matautia

By: Kristine Uyeno

(KHNL) - The University of Hawaii Football team will face Oregon State this Saturday and the game could attract just as many, if not more fans, than their victory over Purdue.

The Warriors have won nine games in a row. Their 10-2 season is boosting ticket sales.

Etta Matautia, Ewa Beach resident, spent about $400 buying 32 tickets for the Oregon State game.

"Actually this is my first time watching a game and everybody else is coming along just to support UH," said Matautia.

Nearly 44,300 fans watched UH defeat Purdue and as of Tuesday afternoon, 43,500 tickets have been sold for Saturday's game.

"Stood in line for about an hour," said Joshua Labang. "Sweated it out for an hour, got pretty good seats."

"Like I tell people, it's like being at my wife's, when she's giving birth to our first child. You never know the experience until you've been there," said Ted Paaoao, UH fan.

People say the buzz surrounding this team isn't just good for fans, but it's good for the entire state.

"It's good, it's national exposure. I just hope we can do it all the way this year," said Richard Kahunahana, UH fan.

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