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UH finishes Chow’s debut season today

December 1, 2012
The Maui News

The University of Hawaii football team is getting a chance to end a losing season on a positive note.

The Warriors' opponent today will be trying to do the same.

Hawaii (2-9) will conclude its schedule by facing South Alabama (2-10) at Aloha Stadium. A win would give UH a .500 record in nonconference games, and in home games overall, in its first season under Norm Chow.

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Norm Chow is seeking his third win as Hawaii’s coach.

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The Warriors beat Nevada-Las Vegas 48-10 last week in Honolulu.

"As I sat there towards the end of the game, I was thinking to myself that we should have been doing this all year long," Chow said Monday in a news conference posted on the UH athletics website. "If we could have played like this all year long I think at least we'd be in contention (to win some prior games)."

Sean Schroeder passed for 201 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions against the Rebels in his return to the starting role after Jeremy Higgins held the job the week prior in a loss to Air Force.

Fact Box



7 a.m.-Oklahoma at TCU, ESPN

7 a.m.-Conference USA championship: C. Florida at Tulsa, ESPN2

7 a.m.-Oklahoma St. at Baylor, FX

9:30 a.m.-Kansas at West Virginia, FSW/FCSC

9:30 a.m.-Nicholls St. at Oregon St., PAC12

10:30 a.m.-Boise St. at Nevada, ABC

11 a.m.-SEC championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, CBS

2 p.m.-Pittsburgh at S. Florida, ESPN2

3 p.m.-Texas at Kansas St., ABC

3 p.m.-Big Ten championship: Nebraska vs. Wisconsin, FOX

3 p.m.-ACC championship: Florida St. vs. Georgia Tech, ESPN

6 p.m.-S. Alabama at Hawaii, PPV255

"They came into their own last week and scored a lot of points," South Alabama defensive coordinator Bill Clark said of UH on the Jaguars' site. "They have played against a lot of great opponents their first year (Chow) has been running the program, so I hope they are not hitting their stride right now."

South Alabama is in its fourth year with a football program.

"They're excited and they have an awfully good football team if you look at them on tape," Chow said. "It's going be a challenge for us, again."

The Jaguars' Ross Metheny threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in a 53-30 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette last week.

"This season has been up and down with a lot of close losses, and to be able to look back and say we finished strong with a win would be positive for our guys and a good motivator going forward," Metheny said on South Alabama's site.

Four of the Jaguars' losses this season have been by eight points or fewer. South Alabama has an 0-6 record on the road.



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