Football falls in another close battle







27






Wyoming
WYO

6-3 , 4-1

20




Hawaii
HAWTHORN

2-7, 1-3

27

20





















Score by quarters
Crew 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

WYO
Wyoming
0 ten 3 14 27

HAWTHORN
Hawaii
seven 3 3 seven 20


Game recap: Soccer |





HONOLULU- The University of Hawaii football team found themselves in a close battle again late, but Wyoming used a big fourth quarter to hand the Rainbow Warriors a 27-20 loss on Saturday at Clarence TC Ching Complex.

The Rainbow Warriors (2-7, 1-3 MW) gave up 365 yards rushing, averaging 8.3 yards per carry, including 364 yards starting in the second quarter. Wyoming also outscored Hawai’i 441-350 on total offense, including a 437-225 deficit starting in the second quarter.

The Warriors’ three conference losses have been decided by one score and by a total of just 13 points.

The Cowboys (6-3, 4-1 MW) took control of the game late, scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Dawaiian McNealy broke up a 60-yard run to give Wyoming the lead at 12:09, before the Cowboys embarked on a nine-play, 61-yard drive capped by quarterback Andrew Peasley’s four-yard run to make it 27 -13 with 4:12 remaining.

Hawai’i cut the deficit with a touchdown on the next drive, quickly rushing for 75 yards in nine games with the sophomore quarterback Brayden Schäger find senior large Zion Bowens for a score of 20 yards with 1:40 left in the game, making it 27-20. The Rainbow Warriors attempted an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, but the Cowboys recovered to seal the game.

UH came first on the board, making a 13-play, 67-yard drive on their second possession of the game to go up 7-0. Schager went 6 of 9 for 57 yards on the drive which was capped off with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dedrick Parson on the third try.

UH extended their lead to 10-0 with a Matthew Shipley 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter, set up by freshman safety Peter Manuma’s first career interception, returning it 18 yards to give Hawai’i the ball on the 30-yard line of the Wyoming.

Wyoming came alive in the second quarter, rushing for 75 yards on four plays on its first drive of the second quarter, capped by Peasley’s 35-yard touchdown. The Cowboys tied the game at 10 with a field goal at 1:54 of the second quarter.

The Hawaiian defense made two big saves in the second quarter to help tie the game at halftime. Manuma walked away with his second interception of the game on a pass that Peasley let float in the middle after being hit by senior defensive back Malik Hausman before the UH defense forced a three and out on Wyoming’s final practice of halftime.

Both teams traded long baskets to start the second half. Wyoming took the lead after gobbling up the opening 7:26 of the third quarter to kick a 38-yard field goal before Hawai’i rushed for 76 yards on 13 plays to set up a 20-yard field goal from Shipley with 2: 08 to play. the neighborhood.

Manuma played the second multi-interception game of the year by a Rainbow Warrior and added a sack and a forced fumble to go along with his two picks. He is also one of four UH players since 2000 to record multiple interceptions and a sack in a game. Logan Taylor led the team in tackles for the second straight week, finishing with 13 saves, one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss to give them 29 tackles over the past two games.

Freshman running back Tylan Hines led the way offensively, rushing for a career-high 103 yards on 11 carries, while Schager threw multiple touchdown passes for the first time this year, finishing with two to go with 205 yards in the air.

Hawai’i also honored its 1992 WAC Championship and Holiday Bowl teams, with several dozen players from that team being recognized on the field between the first and second quarters.


The Rainbow Warriors hit the road again next week to face Fresno State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. HT.

 

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