Boise State will take on a streaking Hawaii football team (not that type of streaking) this Saturday afternoon after an 11 day layoff. The Broncos are coming off a much-too-scrutinized 29-point win over Louisiana Tech and the Warriors are still red-hot after curb-stomping the Vandals last Saturday. Both teams look ready to play and we'll be covering this game from every angle...but you know what angle often gets overlooked in all the gameweek hoopla? Irrelevant factoids and meaningless trivia.
Let's have a bit of the latter and the former after the jump as we get to know this week's enemy. Let's roll.
10) The University of Hawaii at Manoa was founded in 1907 as a land grant college for the study of agriculture and mechanical arts (mechanics doing landscape paintings, I believe). In 1918, a Chinese banker named William Kwai Fong Yap petitioned the territorial legislature for university status. By 1920, the legislature acquiesced—finally silencing Kwai Fong's Yap.
9) The worst coaching record in Hawaii football history belongs to Fred Von Appen (1996-98) who left the school with a .138 win percentage and was also a member of the famous singing Swiss family from The Sound of Music. Von Appen went a perfect 0-12 in his final year at the helm, only to be replaced by June Jones the following season. Jones' 1999 squad went 9-4, so now you know why Jones was considered a good coach (and a great grower of mustaches).
June is national mustache month
Rock around the Proc tonight