Rainbow Warriors hit the road for Saturday’s MWC showdown at San Jose State

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The University of Hawai’i football team returns to the U.S. continent for a Mountain West match-up with San José State, Saturday, Oct. 8 at CEFCU Stadium in San José, Calif.

Hawai'i Quarterback Dru Brown hands the ball of to RB Diocemy Saint Juste // Hawaii Athletics
Hawai’i Quarterback Dru Brown hands the ball of to RB Diocemy Saint Juste // Hawaii Athletics

The Rainbow Warriors (2-3, 1-0 MW) enter the contest having won their MW opener over Nevada last week in Honolulu while the Spartans (1-4, 0-1) dropped their opener to New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

UH will look to snap a 10-game road losing streak, having last won away from Aloha Stadium at SJSU in 2014. In that game, the Warriors posted their first shutout (13-0) since 2005 and ended the school’s longest road losing streak at 17 games. The Warriors have had recent success over the Spartans in San José, having won six of the last seven meetings at CEFCU Stadium although SJSU has won three of the last four overall.
Game Information Links
Hawai’i Game Notes | SJSU Game Notes | VIDEO: Pre-Game Interviews
Live Stats | Live Audio | @HawaiiFootball on Twitter
Game #6
Who: Hawai’i (2-3, 1-0 MW) at San José State (1-4, 0-1 MW)
When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. PT/10:30 a.m. HT
Where: San José, Calif.
Stadium: CEFCU Stadium (30,456)
Television: Televised live locally and statewide on Oceanic Pay-Per-View (Digital Ch. 255 and HD Ch. 1255) and Hawaiian Telcom Pay-Per-View (Ch. 969) with Robert Kekaula (play-by-play) and Rich Miano (analyst).
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game live with Bobby Curran (play-by-play) and John Veneri (analyst). Chris Hart and Gary Dickman host the “Countdown To Kickoff” beginning at 8:30 a.m. HT, and also the halftime show. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, KTOH on Kaua’i, and KNWJ in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Video Streaming: None
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am.com
Live Stats: sjsuspartans.com
Series Information: 39th meeting. SJSU leads 19-18-1.

Game Notes
A Hawai’i victory would match its win total from 2015 (3-10) and give UH a 2-0 record to open conference play. The last time a Hawai’i team started 2-0 in league play was 2010 (won first five games)…UH has lost its last 10 games away from Aloha Stadium dating back to 2014. Its last road victory was over San José State (13-0), Nov. 15, 2014. The streak also includes a current five-game Mountain West road losing streak. UH went winless in four MW road contests in 2015…UH has won 6 of the last 7 games in the series played in San José with four of those games decided by seven points or less and two going into overtime (2007 and ’09). Overall, the Spartans have won three of the last four with wins in 2011, ’13, and ’15…Saturday’s contest is the fourth of seven road games for the Warriors this season. UH will have travelled 29,780 air miles at the conclusion of this trip…Since 2012, UH is 1-14 in day games with its lone victory against the Spartans in 2014…UH has allowed a 100-yard rusher in each of the last four games. SJSU has three 100-yard rushing performances this season.

About San Jose State
The Spartans are 1-4 in 2016 with their lone victory over Portland State (66-35), Sept. 10, in San Jose, Calif…SJSU opened MW play last Saturday with a 48-41 loss to New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., nearly erasing a 21-point third quarter deficit. Quarterback Kenny Potter passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns in the loss…The Spartans and Warriors rank near the bottom of the FBS is scoring and total defense. SJSU ranks No. 122 in points allowed (41.2) and No. 113 in total yards per game allowed (484.0). UH is No. 124 in scoring defense (42.8) and No. 123 in total defense (507.8)…Last week, SJSU allowed 446 rushing yards to the Lobos while the Warriors rushed for a season-high 344 yards against Nevada…The teams boast two of the nation’s top punters. SJSU’s Michael Carrizosa is fifth nationally with a 47.2 average while UH’s Rigoberto Sanchez is 14th at 45.1 yards per punt…SJSU has had UH’s number as of late, winning three of the last four meetings, including last season’s 42-23 victory in Honolulu. The Warriors won 13-0 in San José in 2014, snapping a 17-game road losing streak. UH has not won on the road since that game (10 straight losses, includes neutral site game vs. Cal in Australia)…UH has won 6 of the last 7 games in the series played in San José with four of those games decided by seven points or less and two going into overtime (2007 and ’09)…Head coach Ron Caragher is in his fourth season at SJSU and boasts a 16-26 mark. His all-time coaching record stands at 60-48 after a six-year stint at the University of San Diego.

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