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Warriors ready to make next four games Bowl eligible

Greg Salas Greg Salas
Solomon Elimimian Solomon Elimimian

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - There's only six games remaining this year, and the University of Hawaii football team needs to win four of them to be Bowl eligible.

Their quest begins this Saturday against Nevada.

They're four point underdogs entering this Saturday's matchup against Nevada, yet numbers aren't what the Warriors care about. They only care about letters. Specifically the letter "W".

"We still got the same attitude, we still want to come out and beat everybody, but now we're just a little more anxious because we haven't been doing that this season. But everybody is ready to pounce, ready to go and make it to a bowl game," said Warriors defensive lineman Keala Watson.

Easier said than done. Nevada comes in averaging almost 47 points in their last four games.

"You gotta be prepared for Nevada, a very physical ball team, they're number six in the nation in offense, their offense is explosive, great quarterback, hard runners," said Warrior lineman Solomon Elimimian.

And don't forget, the Wolfpack wants revenge. Last year, Hawaii came from behind with 11 seconds remaining to keep its perfect season alive.

This year, the Warriors have struggled in the 2nd half. In five straight games they've been held scoreless in the fourth quarter.

"We just need to come out with the same intensity that we do going into the game, sometimes we come out flat footed and we definitely can't do that against this type of team," said Warrior receiver Greg Salas.

The team will also rely on fans to help them win. The Warriors are 4-0 against Nevada when playing in the friendly confines of Aloha Stadium.

Something else to watch for in this Saturday's game is linebacker Solomon Elimimian.

He's four tackles shy of setting a new school record for career tackles.

Kickoff is at 6:05 p.m.

 

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