Sept. 18, 2012
Hawaii Weekly Release
Nevada (2-1) at Hawai`i (1-1)
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 – 7:38 p.m. PT
Aloha Stadium – Honolulu, Hawai`i
RADIO: Wolf Pack Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/630 AM) with Ryan Radtke (PxP) and Chris Vargas (analyst). Pre-game show with the broadcast crew begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
TV: NBC Sports Network with Paul Burmeister (PxP), Rod Woodson (Analyst) and Anthony Herron (sidelines)
SERIES HISTORY: Series tied at 8.
Last Meeting: Nevada won 42-28 on Nov. 12, 2011 in Reno.
Coming off a 45-34 win over Northwestern State at Mackay Stadium, the Nevada football team opens up Mountain West play against a familiar foe as the Wolf Pack travels to Hawai`i to face the Warriors … This will mark the 13th straight year Nevada and Hawai`i have met as both teams were members of the WAC prior to this season … This will be Nevada’s 10th trip to the islands since 2000 (six as part of conference play and three Hawai`i Bowl appearances) … This will mark Nevada’s first appearance on NBC Sports Network, though the Pack played Boise State last year on Versus, which is what the network was formerly known as … Nevada has an active streak of 12 straight games with at least one 100-yard rusher … Nevada has not beaten Hawai`i in the Aloha State since 1948 … Nevada guard Chris Barker has started 43 straight games – all 43 of his career … Barker and Nady – the left side of Nevada’s offensive line – have combined to start 69 games in their careers … Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in all 30 games of his career – the sixth-longest streak in the nation … Nevada was picked second in the Mountain West in preseason voting by the league’s media, behind Boise State … The Wolf Pack had four players named to the Preseason All-MW team in offensive linemen Jeff Nady and Chris Barker, defensive tackle Jack Reynoso and safety Duke Williams ... Nevada returns 13 starters (6/6/1) from last year’s team that finished second in the WAC and went to the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl and 31 overall letterwinners.
LAST TIME THEY MET
(Nov. 13, 2011)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Cody Fajardo threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score as Nevada beat Hawaii 42-28 on Saturday night.
Fajardo threw two touchdowns to Rishard Matthews, who had 118 yards in catches to give him five 100-yard games this season. The Wolf Pack (6-3, 4-0 WAC) had 531 yards of offense.
For Hawaii (5-5, 3-3), Shane Austin replaced Bryan Moniz, the WAC's leading passer and preseason conference player of the year, who suffered a right leg injury with 6:50 left in the first quarter and did not return.
Austin completed 17 of 38 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown, but had three interceptions.
The Warriors were within seven points of Nevada after a Jeremiah Ostrowski 21-yard touchdown catch with 11 minutes left in the game, but got no closer.
Lampford Mark had 105 rushing yards and a touchdown for Nevada.