Extend

October 11th, 2009
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Hawaii receiver Royce Pollard soars but can't come up with a Bryant Moniz pass while being defended by Fresno State's Moses Harris during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii receiver Royce Pollard soars but can't come up with a Bryant Moniz pass while being defended by Fresno State's Moses Harris during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

I had an exciting, and rain-drenched, first half during last night’s Fresno State/Hawaii game, highlighted by perhaps my favorite UH football frame of the season so far (I know, I know, I have many favorites).  Here’s some more from the first half.  I was able to get outside the box, compositionally, on a few frames:

Fresno State quarterback Ryan Colburn eyes an open receiver during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Fresno State quarterback Ryan Colburn eyes an open receiver during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii's Scott Enos reacts after his field goal attempt is blocked during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  The turnover set up Fresno State's first touchdown of the game, two plays later.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii's Scott Enos reacts after his field goal attempt is blocked during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. The turnover set up Fresno State's first touchdown of the game, two plays later. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Fresno State's Ryan Mathews scores a touchdown during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Fresno State's Ryan Mathews scores a touchdown during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Things seemed to be going in my direction!  I got mighty close to Ryan Mathews on this touchdown drive, and he even seemed to cheese it up for my camera:

Fresno State's Ryan Mathews reacts while prancing into the endzone for a touchdown during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Fresno State's Ryan Mathews reacts while prancing into the endzone for a touchdown during first-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

OKAY, FIRST HALF:  DONE.  MY T-SHIRT:  SOAKED.  MY GEAR:  SOAKED.

SECOND HALF:

Things still seemed to go my way!  Must be that gum I was chewing on.  Hawaii hadn’t scored, save for a field goal by Enos.  But I was in the right place, at the right time for the first touchdown (Granted, a 42-3 lead, then a touchdown?  Not much of a chance with about a third of the fourth quarter left).  Here’s the sequence:

Hawaii receiver Greg Salas lunges for the endzone while being stopped by Fresno State's Desia Dunn during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  Salas fumbled the ball, but team mate Jon Medeiros recovered in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown.  Fresno State won 42-17.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii receiver Greg Salas lunges for the endzone while being stopped by Fresno State's Desia Dunn during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. Salas fumbled the ball, but team mate Jon Medeiros recovered in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown. Fresno State won 42-17. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii receiver Greg Salas lunges for the endzone while being stopped by Fresno State's Desia Dunn during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  Salas fumbled the ball, but team mate Jon Medeiros recovered in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown.  Fresno State won 42-17.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii receiver Greg Salas lunges for the endzone while being stopped by Fresno State's Desia Dunn during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. Salas fumbled the ball, but team mate Jon Medeiros recovered in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown. Fresno State won 42-17. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

POP!  Ball comes tumbling towards my precarious perch….Uh-oh.  Big guys in pads, coming towards photographer!  But then, out of no where, receiver Jon Medeiros swoops in for Hawaii’s first touchdown:

Hawaii's Jon Medeiros recovers a fumble by team mate Greg Salas in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium.  Fresno State won 42-17.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Hawaii's Jon Medeiros recovers a fumble by team mate Greg Salas in the endzone for Hawaii's first touchdown during second-half action of a college football game between the Hawaii Warriors and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Aloha Stadium. Fresno State won 42-17. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Well that’s the recap from Jammworld.  Stay tuned for Prep Football POTW later on!

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