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Warriors one win away from bowl game

Malcolm Lane Malcolm Lane
Greg Alexander Greg Alexander
Keala Watson Keala Watson

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - On a night when Boise State clinched the WAC Title, Hawaii came out and scored a season high 49 points.

Malcolm Lane's 82-yard catch and run in the 1st quarter gave the Warriors the lead, as they rolled to an easy victory over Idaho.

"I love when a corner plays bump and run, he was a smaller corner and came and played bump and run on me, he tried to lung at me and I just swam move and threw him to the side and as soon as I beat him I looked back for the ball," said Lane.

It was a sign of things to come as quarterback, Greg Alexander threw for 264 yards and a career high 3 touchdown passes.

"I think the main thing everyone is communicating, everyone is starting to understand what's going on. The past couple of weeks, we've been executing pretty well and I think everyone's on the same page and it's starting to show," said Alexander.

The Warriors came up big on both sides of the ball, as the defense played their best game of the season, recording 7 sacks, forcing 4 turnovers, including 3 interceptions.

"We came out here with the attitude that we really want to establish a presence on the defensive line, for this team to lead the defense to the rest of the season, being that we're in a situation where we need to win more games to go to a bowl game," said Keala Watson.

With the victory, the Warriors are now just one win away from qualifying for the Hawaii Bowl.

"I feel like we're sitting pretty good confidence wise, our offense is moving the ball and the last two games reminds me of last year that's something we need if we want to keep winning," said Solomon Elimimian.

The Warriors break the .500 mark for the first time this season, as they improve to 6-and-5 overall and 5-and-3 in conference play.

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