2008 Hawaii Warriors football team

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Year=2008
Team=Hawaii Warriors


ImageSize=150
Conference=Western Athletic Conference
ShortConference=WAC
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Record=2-3
ConfRecord=1-1
HeadCoach=Greg McMackin
OffCoach=Ron Lee
DefCoach=Cal Lee
OScheme= Run and Shoot
DScheme=4-3
StadiumArena=Aloha Stadium
Champion=
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The 2008 Hawaiokinai Warriors football team will represent the University of Hawaiokinai at Mānoa in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS college football season.

The Warriors will start their 2008 season with a new coaching staff headed by Greg McMackin, who had previously been the team's defensive coordinator.

2007 Season Recap

*For the first time in school history, the Warriors are ranked in pre-season polls, 23 in AP Poll and 24 in Coaches Poll.
*Undefeated Regular Season (12-0), The only major-college football team to be undefeated in the nation.
*Hawaiokinai earned its first outright WAC title by defeating its arch rival Boise State for the first time since its membership in WAC, with the Warriors winning 39-27. The game also became the WAC's historical game.
*Colt Brennan finished 3rd for the Heisman Trophy, behind Tim Tebow of Florida (winner) and Darren McFadden of Arkansas (runner-up).
* Brennan broke two major NCAA Division I FBS career records during the season in career touchdown passes and career TDs. Both records were previously held by Ty Detmer of BYU. Brennan and wide receiver Davone Bess also tied the Division I FBS record for career touchdown passes by a quarterback-receiver combination.
*The Warriors finished #10 in the final BCS standing which gave them the bid to play for one of the BCS games, highest ranking in Hawaii's school history.
*Hawaiokinai made its first BCS bowl appearance and played against SEC's Georgia Bulldogs in 2008 Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2008, Georgia 41-10.
*June Jones resigns at the end of the season to become the head coach at Southern Methodist University. Defensive coordinator Greg McMackin is tabbed to become the head coach in the wake of Jones' departure.

New Era, New Uniform

The University of Hawaiokinai at Mānoa Athletics Department unveiled the designs for its new home and away uniforms for the 2008 football season. Head Coach Greg McMackin presented the uniforms at a press conference, Wednesday, March 05, 2008. This was the first public viewing of the uniforms, which were designed by Under Armour, "Outfitter of UH Football."

UH and Under Armour signed an eight-year apparel, footwear, and marketing partnership that will provide UH with more than $4.1 million in cash and trade. Under Armour will supply the team with $2,424,000 in product for the student-athletes, coaches, and staff during the term of the agreement. Under Armour will also pay UH $1,680,000 in cash, including $1,140,000 in rights fees and a minimum of $540,000 in marketing support as a member of the UH Corporate Partner Program.

"Under Armour did a great job with the design of the new uniforms," head coach Greg McMackin said. "We wanted to add more green in the uniform and that went well with people around the community. So we'll have green sleeves for our home jerseys and green pants for our away ones. We'll also stick with the green helmets for both home and away games."
Some of the highlights of the 2008 uniform designs include:
* Use of the UH green (PMS 3435) in both the home and away uniforms was a priority
* The fabric on the jersey shoulders and sleeves has a tapa design.
* Instead of "Warriors" above the numbers, the "Hawaiokinai" brand is being used in order to provide greater university recognition. Also, the "Hawaiokinai" text size is larger for great visibility.
* The "H" brand is featured on the pants and above the player's name on the back of the jersey.
* The distinctive UH tapa numbers are used on both uniforms.
* UH's green helmet will be worn for both home and away games.
* The silver road uniform, including the jerseys, pants, and helmet, will not be continued.

New Starting QB

Colt Brennan will be replaced by Brent Rausch, a sophomore transfer from the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California.

2008 season schedule

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opponent = Florida (SEC)
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site_stadium = Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
site_cityst = Gainesville, Florida
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score = 10-56
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attend = 90,575
CFB Schedule Entry
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site_cityst = Honolulu, Hawaiokinai
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score = 36-17
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CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/13/2008
time = 1:00 pm
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opponent = Oregon State (PAC10)
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site_stadium = Reser Stadium
site_cityst = Corvallis, Oregon
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score = 7-45
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opponent = San José State (WAC)
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time = 4:00 pm
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opponent = Fresno State (WAC)
opprank = 22
site_stadium = Bulldog Stadium
site_cityst = Fresno, California
gamename = The Battle of the Screwdriver
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score = 32-29
overtime = OT
attend = 40,572
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CFB Schedule Entry
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Game Results

Florida

*Previous Meeting: First Meeting
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
R1=0
R2=0
R3=0
R4=10
Home= #5 Gators
H1=0
H2=28
H3=28
H4=0

Weber State

*Previous Meeting: First Meeting
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Wildcats
R1=3
R2=14
R3=0
R4=0
Home= Warriors
H1=7
H2=0
H3=22
H4=7

Oregon State

*Previous Meeting: Oregon State 35-32 (2006)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
R1=7
R2=0
R3=0
R4=0
Home= Beavers
H1=7
H2=14
H3=17
H4=7

an José State

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 42-35 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road=Spartans
R1=7
R2=0
R3=7
R4=6
Home= Warriors
H1=7
H2=10
H3=0
H4=0

Fresno State (Rivalry/The Battle of the Screwdriver)

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 37-30 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
R1=9
R2=10
R3=10
R4=0
R5=3
Home= #22 Bulldogs
H1=3
H2=6
H3=13
H4=7
H5=0
FRESNO, Calif. — It's become an annual trend for this big-dreaming Fresno State program to suffer another inexplicable loss. And this time, a struggling Hawai'i program gladly provided the shocker. Six turnovers and two missed field goals by the Bulldogs allowed Hawai'i to upset No. 22 Fresno State with a 32-29 victory in overtime last night at Bulldog Stadium. With the loss, Fresno State (3-2) is assured to drop out of the national rankings and any remaining Bowl Championship Series aspirations are now completely gone. "That was as tough a loss since I've been here," said Fresno State coach Pat Hill, who is in his 12th season. Fresno State plowed over Hawai'i's defense all night to a tune of 318 rushing yards — even without star running back Ryan Mathews, who missed last night's game because of a knee injury. But the Bulldogs only flourished when they had the ball. They spent much of the game giving it away to Hawai'i before an announced crowd of 40,572. The Bulldogs committed four turnovers by halftime and trailed by as many as 17 points. Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater threw three interceptions and fumbled a snap. Kick returner A.J. Jefferson fumbled a return. Running back Lonyae Miller also coughed up the ball. Still, the Bulldogs had a chance to win it. With 51 seconds left in regulation and a chance to potentially win the game — and give Fresno State its first lead — Kevin Goessling attempted a 36-yard field goal. But Hawai'i's Antwan Mahaley blocked it. "It felt like a good hit, but the ball was probably a little low," Goessling said. "Credit Hawai'i. They got a jumper up there." Still, Goessling and Fresno State had their chance to keep its national ranking intact. But a ground game that worked so well for Fresno State in regulation was abandoned in overtime with the Bulldogs going with three straight pass plays without a run. That left Fresno State in a fourth-and-7 situation from the Hawai'i 23 and forced the Bulldogs to trot out Goessling again. On a 40-yard field-goal attempt, Goessling kicked the ball just wide left. But he was bailed out after Hawai'i was penalized for running into the kicker. On fourth-and-2 from the Hawai'i 18, Goessling got another attempt, this time from 35 yards. "I've got great faith in our field goal kicker," Hill said. "That's the way it goes sometimes." Goessling's final kick sailed just to the right — and Hawai'i followed on its possession with Dan Kelly's 33-yard field goal for the victory. Hawai'i players rushed the middle of the field to stomp on the Bulldogs logo and dance. Several Fresno State players again walked off the field with their heads down and others just stared as the Warriors celebrated. "It was a real sloppy night for us," said Miller, who had 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns. "We were playing from behind the whole game. "It wears on the offense. We had turnovers and penalties that make it that much tougher. "When we get a chance to take the lead you have to take advantage of every opportunity."

The Warriors tied their series against the Bulldogs, 20-20-1.
The game was also the Warriors first win over national ranked team on the road.

Louisiana Tech

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 45-44 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Bulldogs
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Home= Warriors
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Boise State (Rivalry)

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 39-27 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
R1=
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Home= Broncos
H1=
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Nevada

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 28-26 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Wolf Pack
R1=
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Home= Warriors
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Utah State

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 52-37 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
R1=
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Home= Aggies
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New Mexico State

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 50-13 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Warriors
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Home= Aggies
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Idaho

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 48-20 (2007)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Vandals
R1=
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Home= Warriors
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Washington State

*Previous Meeting: Washington State 22-14 (1999)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Cougars
R1=
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Home= Warriors
H1=
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Cincinnati

*Previous Meeting: Hawaii 20-19 (2002)
*Player Of The Game:Linescore Amfootball
Road= Bearcats
R1=
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Home= Warriors
H1=
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2008 WAC standings

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