For the Warrior football team, when it comes to rivals look no further than BYU. But when it comes to WAC rivals, the team that has Hawaii fans and players alike seeing red is the team in red, Fresno State.
In June Jones three and a half seasons at UH, Fresno State has emerged as the team that gets the the Hawaii players fired up like no other. It's a rivalry spurred on by some less than favorable comments. Pat hill is the Fresno State head coach and after his team's second straight loss at Hawaii he was quick to point out that the Warriors have never won in five all-time meetings at his Bulldog Stadium. That's fired up the guys in green.
Friday's game will be played at Fresno State, where the environment may be good for football but it's not pretty.