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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 6, 2001

Game could be counted in bowl bid

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Advertiser Staff

A victory over Division I-AA member Montana Saturday on Maui would count toward the total required to make the University of Hawai'i bowl-eligible this season, the Western Athletic Conference said.

A team that plays a 12-game regular season, as the Warriors do this year, requires a minimum of seven victories to be eligible for bowl selection.

Under NCAA rules, a victory over a Division I-AA team may be counted once in a four-year period if the opponent averages 55 or more scholarships over a three-year period.

Montana, according to the WAC office, which said it verified the information with the with the Big Sky Conference, has averaged 61 (of a possible 65) in the past three years. Montana officials said the school has awarded 63 equivalency grants in aid this season.