Warriors Play the Wait Game

Colt Brennan
Colt Brennan

MANOA (KHNL)- Thirty days. That's how long the University of Hawai'i football team will have had off between their December 1st regular season finale against Washington, and their New Year's day Sugar Bowl matchup against Georgia.

And as each day brings the matchup closer, all the Warriors want to do is swap their practice jersey's, for their game day ones.

"It's been too long of a time of doing practices and we're just ready to get out there and play," said Hercules Satele.

"I'm getting kind of tired out here of practicing, and we're just ready to go already, just seeing Boise out here getting ready for their game, we're all psyched up, we're all ready," added Michael Lafaele.

But the reality of the situation is, the 10th ranked Warriors still have to wait another 13 days before they take the field against the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs. However, Hawai'i has kept it all in perspective.

"We got about six days of practice, and then we got to fly in for another week of practice," said Colt Brennan. "So we're just taking our time right now, not in any hurry just enjoying ourselves and getting ready."

Hawaii's also had a chance to recover from nicks and bruises, but when asked if he'd rather have the game played earlier, head coach June Jones answered in the affirmative

"I wish it was, just so they didn't have as much time to prepare for us you know, because they're pretty good, but hey, I'm excited to get down to New Orleans as all the team is," said Jones.

As for the Bulldogs, they've already put together one sure fire way to stop the potent Warrior offense.

"One of the best defenses is for a great offense is to keep them off the field. So as long as we can control the ball and hold it as much as possible, it's going to help our defense out a bit," said Georgia running back Thomas Brown.

Hawai'i isn't worried about the offensive statistics though, they've only got one goal in mind.

"We just need to win that football game whether we put up big offensive number or not, we just gotta win."