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“Toughness got us back in the game, and toughness will finish it”

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i — Drenched in sweat from the Hawaiian sun, but mostly drenched in Gatorade, Rick Stockstill stood on the turf of the Clarence T.C. Ching Complex triumphant.

Standing in front of the EasyPost Hawai'i Bowl step and repeat, the assembled local media of Oahu sprayed out ahead of him, the Honolulu humidity draining everyone in the circle, this is what Rick Stockstill wanted for his team.

"The whole message the last two weeks since we found out we're going to this bowl was 'Stay on the Field,'" Stockstill said.