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Hawaii redshirt sophomore WR John Ursua will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Ursua suffered the injury in Saturday's game against San Jose State. His loss is a devastating blow to the Rainbow Warriors. The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder, a mid-season Biletnikoff award watch lister, had 667 receiving yards and ranked No. 6 nationally with 111.2 receiving yards per game. According to Athlon's Mike Bainbridge, Dylan Collie, Ammon Barker and Keelan Ewaliko will see increased targets in Ursua's absence. Hawaii is on bye this week. They get San Diego State next weekend.
Source: SB Nation
Oct 17 - 2:39 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter compares Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste to Doug Martin at Boise State.

The 5-foot-8, 185-pound senior is coming off a huge 202-yard showing against San Jose State. He broke out with 1,006 yards rushing last season, but that was just the beginning. In only seven games this year, Saint Juste boasts 1,094 yards and six touchdowns on the ground and and a 9-67-1 line through the air. "This Rainbow Warrior's low center of gravity makes him difficult to tackle, but he also consistently lowers his pads on contact, driving forward for additional yardage," Reuter wrote. "Saint Juste makes defenders miss in the hole and in the open field. Once he's free, he possesses the burst to take full advantage."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 16 - 2:24 PM

Hawaii junior QB Dru Brown completed 12-of-23 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 37-26 win over San Jose State.

Brown (6'0/200) has played a lovely, consistent brand of ball this season, but with RB Diocemy Saint Juste receiving a school-record 39 carries on Saturday, the junior quarterback was not needed for a big aerial show. He entered action against the Spartans having thrown for at least two touchdown passes in five of Hawaii's first six games. For the campaign as a whole, Brown has passed for 1,816 yards with a 13/7 TD/INT ratio. He has been a bit too turnover-prone for comfort this year, but it's otherwise been a low-key nice season.
Oct 15 - 2:00 PM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in Saturday's 37-26 win over San Jose State.

Saint Juste averaged 5.2 YPC with a long run of 38 yards as he gradually broke San Jose State's back over the course of the game. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound senior's 39 carries on Saturday set a school record. He is currently putting in a stealth-awesome campaign, having now rushed for 1,094 yards (6.0 YPC) and six touchdowns in seven games. Saint Juste has posted three 200-yard rushing performances this season, including back-to-back such showings.
Oct 15 - 12:20 PM

Hawaii redshirt sophomore WR John Ursua suffered a leg injury in Saturday's win over San Jose State.

Ursua injured his leg on 14-yard catch and subsequently required the use of crutches after he left the field of play. That catch was the only one he would log in the contest. Any long-term absence from the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder would be killer for Hawaii -- Ursua is working to a 47-667-5 receiving line on the year. Aiding a potential recovery, Hawaii will be off on bye next weekend, allowing a wider recovery window, here. Stay tuned.
Oct 15 - 12:07 PM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste ran for 241 yards on 25 carries with a touchdown in a 35-21 loss to Nevada on Saturday.

Saint Juste (5'8/185) was able to take advantage of the porous Nevada defense, but this is far from his first big game of the 2017 campaign. The scatback has excellent vision, and he's tough to take down despite his small stature. His score was a 75-yard scamper that brought the Warriors to within a score at 28-21 late in the third. Saint Juste will look to go over 150 yards for the fourth time this year next week against San Jose State.
Oct 8 - 2:20 AM

Hawaii junior QB Dru Brown completed 31-of-47 passes for 366 yards and two touchdowns in a 51-21 loss to Colorado State on Saturday.

Brown (6'0/200) had much of his yardage with the game out of reach, but it's still one of his better passing games of the season. Unfortunately for Brown and the Warriors, the defense wasn't going to keep them in the game even if Brown would have doubled the yardage and scores. Brown will travel to Nevada next week and hope to put up similar numbers in a victory.
Oct 1 - 3:33 AM

Hawaii senior RB Dicoemy Saint Juste carried the ball 26 times for 120 yards and a touchdown in a 28-21 overtime loss to Wyoming on Saturday.

Saint Juste (5'8/195) has quietly put up some of the best numbers in the nation, and has three straight games of running for over 120 yards. He also caught three passes for 34 yards on Saturday, showing the versatility NFL teams will want to see from the diminutive back. His touchdown was a five-yard burst where he showed impressive patience before finishing in the end zone to give the Warriors a 14-7 lead in the middle of the second quarter. Saint Juste will get a chance to keep up the impressive numbers next week in a contest with Colorado State.
Sep 24 - 2:11 AM

Hawaii redshirt sophomore WR John Ursua caught 10 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 56-23 loss to UCLA.

It wasn't quite the 12-272-1 receiving line he dropped on UMass in a season-opening win back at the end of August, but Ursu once again had no issue getting open in Saturday's affair. A nice sign of how Hawaii's offense has progressed over the last year -- in 2016, Ursua did not have a game with double-digit receptions. He's hauled in at least 10 passes in each of the first two contests this time around.
Sep 10 - 1:33 PM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste carried the ball 27 times for 154 yards in a 56-23 loss to UCLA on Saturday.

Saint Juste also caught one pass for a touchdown. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound tailback was easily Hawaii's best player, and he showed that on both his touchdown that made it 14-7 Bruins early in the second quarter, and a 66-yard scamper that set up another Hawaii score. If Hawaii has any chance of making a bowl game, they're going to have to ride Saint Juste hard this fall.
Sep 9 - 9:15 PM

Hawaii senior RB Diocemy Saint Juste ran for 202 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 41-18 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.

He's the first Hawaii running back to run for 200 yards twice in a career. Saint Juste is coming off a 1,000 yard season as a junior, and after tonight, the 5-foot-8, 195-pound running back will need to miss some games for him not reach that mark in 2017. Saint Juste had no issue finding gaps in the Western Carolina defense. His touchdown was a one-yarder that gave Hawaii a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. The Rainbows will have to travel to UCLA next week, but Saint Juste is talented enough to have a quality game against the Bruins.
Sep 3 - 3:43 AM

Hawaii redshirt sophomore WR John Ursua caught 12 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-35 win over UMass.

Oh dear goodness. Ursua was near-uncoverable in the win, no more so than on his touchdown grab. That one went for 85 yards with just under two minutes remaining in the first half, but don't be crediting QB Dru Brown -- it was almost all Ursua on the play, with Brown hitting him on a little slant and Ursua proceeding to bust it out for the long score. With this one game alone, the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder picked up almost half of the yardage total he posted in 2016, when he put up a 53-652-3 receiving line.
Aug 26 - 10:09 PM

Hawaii junior QB Dru Brown completed 25-of-38 passes for 391 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 38-35 win over UMass.

Maybe UMass should stop scheduling Hawaii. Brown torched them a year ago, too, when he dropped 311 yards and five touchdowns on them in late November. This time around, he notched a 29-yard rushing touchdown with 8:51 remaining in the first quarter and hit up WR John Ursua on an 85-yard touchdown off a slant before halftime. He would not make much noise in the third quarter, but came roaring back for a trio of scoring drives in the fourth, capping off his big game with a go-ahead seven-yard scoring pass to Metuisela 'Unga with just 48 seconds remaining in the contest to give the Warriors the lead for good.
Aug 26 - 10:02 PM

Despite graduating from high school in 2012, Hawaii redshirt sophomore WR John Ursua is entering just his second active year with the Warriors.

Ursua (5'10/165) is not your typical collegiate athlete. Following his high school graduation in 2012, he set out on a two-year mission in France, after which he took a redshirt with the Warriors in 2015. Despite the long layoff from football, he came on last season to catch a healthy 53 passes for 652 yards and three touchdowns. Those 52 catches were good for second-most on the team.
Source: khon2.com
Jul 11 - 4:03 PM

Hawaii freshman DL Kalepo Naotala was seriously injured in an accident off the coast of Waikiki Beach.

Naotala reportedly hit his head when diving off a cliff and was transported to the hospital in serious condition. Naotala's collegiate career was already postponed due to a severe knee injury.
Jul 3 - 10:13 AM


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