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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

UW-Hawaii — Just the facts

Figured I’d pass along the scouting report that runs in the paper tomorrow that has some of the nuts and bolts information about the game, with a few extras thrown in:

Washington (1-0) Hawaii (1-0)

Time: 12:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium TV: ROOT Sports (Channel 30 on Comcast in Seattle, 627 on HD). Radio: 950 AM
The line: Washington by 5.5.

On-line viewing: No sanctioned on-line telecast. The Hawaii broadcast can be found at ESPN1420am.com.

The setup: Huskies looking for a better performance after their escape last week against Eastern Washington, which led to a week of soul-searching and intense practicing. Hawaii looking for a 2-0 start against the Pac-12 after beating Colorado 34-17 last week.

Injuries: UW — RB Deontae Cooper (knee), CB Adam Long (knee), LB Jordan Wallace (knee) out; Safety James Sample (shoulder) questionable. Hawaii — Right guard Chauncey Winchester-Makaniai (left knee) did not make the trip. Andrew Faaumu to start in his place.

Upset possibility: Interestingly, the line moved swiftly in UW’s favor this week, from three to as much as six. Some of that may be due to Hawaii’s reputation for playing much worse on the Mainland and its youthful offense. But Hawaii has a stout front seven and if the Warriors keep Chris Polk in check, they could pull off the upset.

Key matchup: Washington’s defense against Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz: The Huskies gave up 473 passing yards last week, tied for the fourth-most ever against UW. And now they face a QB who led the nation in passing last season. UW has to do better than the one sack of last week and has to cover better in the secondary to get the win. The return of cornerback Quinton Richardson should help.

You can find the official Hawaii game notes here, and the UW game notes here.

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