And then there were none. No games left to have to prove itself; no lurking monsters to dampen the finest football season UH has ever known. If the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team's stunning upset of the big, bad Russians became known as the miracle on ice, then perhaps the UH win over mighty WAC power Boise State, in deference to the loyal, tailgating fans, might become known as the miracle on rice.
And much like that savored 1980 Olympic victory in hockey, the UH Warriors still had to vanquish one more foe after beating its nemesis, as all true sports' history buffs know that the great U.S. hockey team still had to beat Finland to win its ultimate prize--the gold medal. Well, this UH team beat a very tough and game Washington squad, which had nothing to play for but pride and respect, and to to win, UH had to dig deeper than it had dug all year in coming back from two 21-point first half deficits.
And now, the ride down the yellow brick road continues in New Orleans against Georgia, as Hawaii gets to celebrate New Year's day as a team and as a State with the next "biggest game of all-time." So right on Colt, and Hercules and Jason and June; right on scout team and walking wounded and redshirt freshmen. You have made this football fantasy ones for the ages. 25-years from now, I know what I'll proudly say when they ask "where were you on December 1st, 2007?" Chicken skin, yeh. Think About It.