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Mouton Returns For New Mexico State Game

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By Jason Tang

HONOLULU (KHNL)- Coming off their first bye week of the year, the 17th ranked Hawai'i football team not only welcomes in conference rival New Mexico State, the Warriors also welcome back defensive back Ryan Mouton who's been out with a sprained knee since the end of September.

"Those guys out there they've been doing a good job since i've been out and I don't expect to get in there and play 50-60 plays, but hey when i'm in there hopefully i'll be able to make a play," said Mouton.

Defense will be key in this game as the Aggies and Warriors both use the run and shoot offense.

But Hawaii doesn't think New Mexico State has an advantage, just because they're familiar with a system.

"Obviously they're much more used to guarding the pass, that's probably what they're used to seeing in practice everyday. But we've managed to handle them the last two years and i don't think it should be a problem this year," said quarterback Colt Brennan.

And who can ignore the quarterback comparison? last year Brennan and New Mexico State QB Chase Holbrook finished one-two in the nation in passing yards per game. However, those stats don't interest Colt.

"I think it's all about winning and come saturday night it's not going to matter who threw more yards and who threw more touchdowns, it's going to matter who won the game."

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