Huskies Insider Blog

Know your enemy: A quick first look at Hawaii

After seeing 69 passes attempted against them by Eastern Washington, the Huskies can expect more of the same on Saturday when the Hawaii Warriors come rolling into to town.

Hawaii is led by Bryan Moniz, who led the nation last year, throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 39 touchdowns. He was just the 11th quarterback to surpass the 5,000 yard mark in NCAA history. Not bad for a guy that delivered pizzas while walking on for the Warriors.

In Saturday's 34-17 win over Colorado, it was Moniz's legs that did damage as he ran for a career high 121 yards.

Moniz was 20 of 33 for 178 yards, far below his nation-leading 360-yard average last year. Part of that is due to the fact that the top three receivers off of last year's team are gone, including All-American Greg Salas. And one of the receivers that was expected to contribute - Darius Bright - was suspended for the game along with starting linebacker Aaron Brown, who played at Puyallup, after a fight in a bar. Both sat out the Colorado game, but have been re-instated and should be available on Saturday.

The offensive line is also brand new with all five linemen making their first starts of their career against Colorado.

Here's the complete box score from the game.

Below is video of Greg McMackin's postgame press conference

And here's Moniz's postgame press conference

And because I found it, here's some video of Moniz playing against USC last season