Hawaii is now a 14-point favorite over UW.
A look at the Warriors:
Coach: June Jones (75-40 in 12th season at Hawaii).
Last week: The Warriors clinched their first outright Western Athletic Conference championship with a 39-27 win Friday over defending champion Boise State.
Against the Huskies: The teams have split two previous meetings. UW won, 53-13, in the 1938 Pineapple Bowl (also called the Poi Bowl). Hawaii won, 10-7, at Husky Stadium in 1973.
Washington connections: The Warriors' roster includes four players from Washington: OL Daniel Johnson (Issaquah/Skyline), LB Adam Leonard (Seattle/Rainier Beach), LB Tyson Kafentzis (Richland) and TB Leon Wright-Jackson (Pasco). Four Huskies are from the state of Hawaii: DT Wilson Afoa, DL Kalani Aldrich, S Jay Angotti and DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim. UW running backs coach Trent Miles was a Hawaii assistant from 1995-96.
Scouting report: Hawaii is the only undefeated team in the Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). A victory likely gives the school its first BCS bowl invitation. The Warriors run the run-and-shoot offense, almost a pure passing offense with multiple small receivers with the speed and quickness to break short passes into big gains. UH leads the nation in scoring (47.2 ppg), is second in passing offense (450.9 ypg) and third in total offense (528.5 ypg). The Warriors haven't scored fewer than 28 points or gained fewer than 430 yards in any game this season. Quarterback Colt Brennan has tied or broken 29 NCAA records. Jason Rivers leads the nation with a 48-game pass catching streak. Davone Bess is six receptions from the school's single-season record of 102.
Did you know: Hawaii is 11-0 for the first time in school history. Dating back to last season, UW has a 12-game winning streak, which is the longest nationally and in school history, and the Warriors have won 21 of their last 22 games.
By the way, for anyone going to the Islands, here is some practical game security information from the Honolulu Advertiser. After a rabid sellout crowd last week, the university is expecting more of the same Saturday.