UH to open home schedule against Western Carolina

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii football team will begin its home schedule today at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu against Western Carolina with a chance to win a second straight game to open a season for the first time since 2009.

The Rainbow Warriors are coming off a 38-35 road victory over Massachusetts last week. Dru Brown threw for a career-high 391 yards and three touchdowns for UH, and also ran for a score. John Ursua had 12 catches for 272 yards, the fourth-highest receiving total in team history.

“It’s a fun team to watch,” UH coach Nick Rolovich said on the school’s athletics website. “They may not be perfect, but they’re fun to watch.”

The Catamounts are playing their season opener. Among the returnees for Western Carolina is Detrez Newsome, a Football Championship Subdivision All-American last season after running for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns and catching 31 passes for 342 yards and four scores. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Also back is Tyrie Adams, who passed for 2,568 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, and Terryon Robinson, who caught a team-high 71 passes for 738 yards and six scores in 2016.

“These are the games they look forward to,” said UH linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard. “They look forward to a bigger game. They’re playing with a kind of chip on their shoulder. We can’t see them as a smaller school.”

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Friday’s Results

AP TOP 25

No. 8 Washington 30, Rutgers 14

No. 9 Wisconsin 59, Utah St. 10

EAST

Army 64, Fordham 6

Syracuse 50, CCSU 7

SOUTH

Johns Hopkins 32, Washington & Lee 29, OT

Navy 42, Florida Atlantic 19

MIDWEST

Boston College 23, N. Illinois 20

E. Michigan 24, Charlotte 7

SOUTHWEST

Sam Houston St. 48, Richmond 34

FAR WEST

Colorado 17, Colorado St. 3

Today’s Notable Games on TV

6 a.m.–Akron at Penn St., ABC

6 a.m.–California at North Carolina, KFVE

6 a.m.–Kent St. at Clemson, ESPN

6 a.m.–Maryland at Texas, FS1

6:30 a.m.–Bethune-Cookman at Miami, FSW

9 a.m.–South Carolina vs. N.C. State, ESPN

9:30 a.m.–Florida vs. Michigan, ABC

9:30 a.m.–Temple at Notre Dame, NBC

9:30 a.m.–UTEP at Oklahoma, FOX

11:15 a.m.–W. Michigan at Southern Cal, PAC12

12:15 p.m.–Appalachian St. at Georgia, ESPN

1:30 p.m.–Louisville vs. Purdue, FOX

1:30 p.m.–Georgia Southern at Auburn, SECN

2 p.m.–Alabama vs. Florida St., ABC

2:15 p.m.–S. Utah at Oregon, PAC12

3:30 p.m.–LSU vs. BYU, ESPN

4:30 p.m.–Montana St. at Washington St., FS1

6 p.m.–W. Carolina at Hawaii, PPV255