By Stephen Florino
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- "I'm doing fine."
That statement, from Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan after getting knocked out of Saturday night's game against rival Fresno State.
Brennan took a shot from Bulldogs linebacker Marcus Riley with about ten minutes left in the game. He was face down for about two minutes, then immediately taken to the locker room.
In a statement, Brennan says he's looking forward to the Warriors' next game.
That's because even though he left early, Hawaii still won, 37-30, to stay a perfect 9-0 on the season.
The warriors came out smoking in the first half. The offense ripped off close to 400-yards, and Hawaii had a 34-16 lead.
"Definitely in the first half, I thought we was playing pretty good," said Ryan Grice-Mullen.
But this was Fresno State.
"We knew coming in that it was gonna be a tough rivalry game, and they won't let up," said Adam Leonard.
They didn't. The Bulldogs returned to their running game and came close.
But in the end, fell short.
"Everybody's still pretty down," said Davone Bess. "You know we got the w, but it wasn't as clean and as smooth as it should've been."
But it still goes down as a win.
"Lot of teams in the country, not pulling out the w when they should," said Leonard. "We're doing it week in, week out, that says a lot about our team."
"We still got a goal and we not gonna let anybody stop it," said Grice-Mullen.
That goal -- an undefeated season and a BCS bowl berth.
That means going through the toughest part of the schedule without a hitch.
And that's exactly how the Warriors like it.
"This is the meat of the schedule," said Leonard. "We carnivores, and we're hungry, so we're ready to dine."
Warriors next meal, at Nevada, on Friday.