In the second game of a three-game home stand, the Rainbow Warriors will host San Jose State on Saturday evening on Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium. For viewers in Hawai'i, the game will be broadcasted on Oceanic Pay-Per-View (Digital Ch. 255 and HD Ch. 1255) and Hawaiian Telcom Pay-Per-View (Ch. 969).
The Spartans and the Rainbow Warriors will meet for the 38th time and the winner of Saturday’s matchup will take the series lead. Currently, the series is tied at 18 wins a piece and one tie. SJSU leads the series 12-11 in Honolulu, UH but last year Hawaii defeated the Spartans in San Jose last season with a 13-0 shutout victory.
Who: San José State (4-6, 3-3 MW) at Hawai'i (2-9, 0-7 MW)
When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium (50,000)
Television: Televised live locally in O'ahu 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 4:00 p.m., 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. In addition, the game is available on satellite radio on XM 203 and Sirius 93.
Steaming Video: Live video for those outside of the Hawaiian Islands at www.theMW.com
Woolsey Staying Positive:
Despite a poor performance in last weekend’s 42-14 defeat to Fresno State, it is Ikaika Woolsey’s team for the remainder of the 2015 season. With Max Wittek’s season ending injury to his right knee, Woolsey with have to bounce back and he will aim to do this by maintaining a positive mindset.
“We’re the captains, we gotta keep staying positive.” Woolsey said. “We can’t let anybody in the locker room get negative.... We gotta continue to work hard, nothing comes easy so we have to get better everyday.”
Woolsey and co. will be up against a Spartan defense that surrenders only 351.8 total yards per game and 144.4 yards through the air.
Gener Ready to Rally Troops:
Linebacker Julian Gener will have their hands full as they square off against a Spartan offense averaging 399.1 yards per game. Junior quarterback Kenny Potter is the signal caller for the balanced Spartan attack which averages 214 yards through the air and 184 yards on the ground. Thus far in the 2015 season, SJSU has found an explosive weapon in the backfield in running back Tyler Ervin who has rushed for 1303 yards so far this season along with 12 touchdowns.
“Coach Naeole has faith in me that I will rally the troops.” Gener said. The Rainbow Warrior linebacker will need to be stout in the run game in order for the defensive unit to be successful come Saturday.