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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Warriors' injury list continues to grow

By Michael Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

The Warriors' loss to San Jose State last night hurt more than in their record.

Junior defensive lineman Rocky Savaiigaea reinjured his left triceps in the second half and was put in a sling.

"They said I tore it again," he said. "I won't know anything until I get it looked at tomorrow, but I heard it pop."

Wide receiver and kick returner Malcolm Lane left the game in the first half with a concussion. Linebacker Adam Leonard and running back Kealoha Pilares, who scored both of the Warriors touchdowns on rushes in the first half, both left the game with undisclosed injuries.

Quarterback Tyler Graunke and defensive back Ryan Mouton were nursing sore ribs on their right sides after the game.

Graunke said his injury was not serious and he did not expect to miss any practices this week.


Their son may have moved on to the greener pastures of the NFL, but Terry and Betsy Brennan parents of former UH quarterback and current Washington Redskins rookie Colt Brennan aren't about to quit rooting for the Warriors.

The couple is in town this weekend to celebrate both of their birthdays (Terry Brennan's was on Sept. 18; Betsy Brennan's is on Oct 7) and to check on their son's storage unit.

"He has a strong relationship with Hawai'i, and I think he wants to keep a part of himself here," said Terry Brennan.

Betsy Brennan said not having her son involved in the game made the experience "a little less stressful," yet, she admitted, "I still screamed my head off."

The Brennans were happy to see so many of their son's jerseys being worn by UH fans.

The Brennans met with UH coaches and players during the team's walk-through and had dinner with friends from the department.

As for Colt, who has adapted well to his new surroundings, Terry Brennan said the former Heisman candidate is reaping benefits, even if playing time has been sparse.

"At least he's got a great seat to all the games," Brennan said, laughing.


The Warriors' loss broke a string of four consecutive wins following bye weeks dating to 2005.

San Jose State senior place kicker Jared Strubeck's game-tying and game-winning field goals were the longest of his career. His 50-yarder in the fourth period was the Spartans' first from that distance in 13 years.

Reach Michael Tsai at mtsai@honoluluadvertiser.com.