Quick look at Nevada vs. Hawai'i

September 1, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault celebrates with running back Nick Hale (32) after a Wolf Pack touchdown during the fourth quarter against the California Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium. The Wolf Pack defeated the Golden Bears 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Game 3 Who: Hawai'i Warriors vs. Nevada Wolfpack

When: Saturday Sept. 22 4:30 p.m. HST

Where: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI

Television: Live nationally on NBC Sports

Radio: ESPN 1420 AM Audio Webcast: espn1420am.com

Live stats: hawaiiathletics.com

Series record: 17th meeting. Tied 8-8

Both Hawai'i and Nevada will play their first Mountain West Conference game ever in hopes to renew rivalries between the two teams. The Warriors(1-1) gave head coach Norm Chow his first victory as a head coach with a 54-2 blowout win over FCS Lamar.

Let's look at Hawaii's opponent this week: Nevada

The Wolfpack enter this match-up with a 2-1 record with a win at California and recently a 45-34 victory over Northwestern State. The Pack amassed 655 yards of total offense last week and is currently ranked ninth nationally in total offense yards with 551.3. Collegiate Hall of Famer Coach Chris Ault is in his 28th season at Nevada with a 228-104-1 record and is third among active coaches in wins in the FBS level.

On offense...Cody Fajardo helped score four touchdowns, completed 21-33 in the air for 237 yards and rushed for 118 more in the win against Northwestern State. Stefphon Jefferson was a stud with a 48 yard touchdown run in the third and a 52 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as he had a career game running for 247 yards. WR Brandon Wimberly had eight catches for 82 yards and WR Richy Turner broke out with seven catches for 74 yards.

On Defense...Senior DB Duke Williams led the team in tackles last week with 12 total and 10 solo. The linebackers are stacked and experienced with seniors and team captains DeAndre Boughton and Albert Rosette.

Fun facts for Warrior fans: The Nevada Wolfpack has never beaten Hawai'i in Honolulu since 1948. Hawai'i has won the last seven meetings between the two in Honolulu since then.

The last meeting was at Nevada on November 12, 2011 where the host Wolfpack defeated the Warriors 42-28.

Hawai'i has not allowed a team this season including USC to rush for more than 100 yards a game and rank 11th nationally in run defense(62.5ypg). Nevada ranks seventh nationally in rushing offense at 305.3 yards per game.

And finally Hawai'i fans we will welcome back a former Warrior great Nick "Rolo" Rolovich as he runs Nevada's Coach Chris Ault's offense this year in a Pistol Hybrid offense.

Is it Saturday yet!


Warriors Football Schedule

@ USC Sat 09/01 L 10 - 49
Lamar Sat 09/15 W 54 - 2
Nevada Sat 09/22 7:30 PM PDT
@ BYU Fri 09/28 5:00 PM PDT
@ San Diego St. Sat 10/06 5:00 PM PDT
New Mexico Sat 10/13 8:59 PM PDT
@ Colorado St. Sat 10/27 4:00 PM PDT
@ Fresno St. Sat 11/03 4:00 PM PDT
Boise St. Sat 11/10 4:00 PM PST
@ Air Force Fri 11/16 6:30 PM PST
UNLV Sat 11/24 8:00 PM PST
South Alabama Sat 12/01 8:00 PM PST

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