Live Blog: Hawaii vs. UNLV

Live Blog: Hawaii vs. UNLV

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - END OF GAME: HAWAII 35-28 UNLV

4TH QUARTER: 0:56

UNLV TURNOVER ON DOWNS!

- HAWAII DEFENSE STAND UP! UH gets the ball back and just have to run out the clock to win. Do you believe in miracles?

4TH QUARTER: 1:25

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- THIS. IS. MADNESS! Cordiero is on fire, throws his third touchdown of the game on another deep ball to Ursua down the sideline.

4TH QUARTER: 2:53

- Pavihi makes a huge tackle on Rogers to force fourth down. UNLV punt coming up.

4TH QUARTER: 4:23

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- CHEVAN CORDEIRO TO WARD! Cordeiro throws another perfect pass to Ward and look at that! Hawaii has tied it up at 28!

4TH QUARTER: 8:27

UNLV TURNOVER!

- THEY DID IT AGAIN! A loss of two yards on the run and Hawaii gets the ball back. Can they pull it off?

4TH QUARTER: 8:34

- Aloha Stadium is rocking! Warriors stop UNLV on third down, and now it’s fourth and one. Rebels call a timeout, but it appears that they’re going for it. It’s do or die time.

4TH QUARTER: 11:42

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- Ladies and gentlemen, Chevan Cordeiro! The freshman out of Saint Louis enters the game and makes an immediate impact with an absolute bomb to Ward for a 64-yard score. Just like that, it’s 28-21 after the successful two-point conversion.

4TH QUARTER: 12:06

- Say what you may about UH’s defense in the first half, but the Warriors have come out to fight in the second half, forcing another punt.

4TH QUARTER: 13:29

- Another McDonald incompletion on third down results in yet another punt. Time is running out for UH.

4TH QUARTER: 14:21

UNLV TOUCHDOWN!

- Rodgers passes to a wide open Owens in the end zone. UNLV leads 28-13 after the PAT.

END OF THIRD QUARTER: 21-13

3RD QUARTER: 0:10

HAWAII TURNOVER!

- McDonald throws it in a tight window but UNLV is there to pick it off Gibbs returns the ball into Hawaii’s red zone and suddenly, UNLV is looking to score.

3RD QUARTER: 0:54

UNLV TURNOVER!

BOOM! Huge fourth down stop for UH and Aloha Stadium is officially alive. Hawaii has the ball back with a chance to tie the game up on this drive.

3RD QUARTER: 5:46

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- After McDonald finds Byrd on a 24-yard connection, McDonald keeps it and runs into the end zone for six. It’s now 21-13 after the PAT.

3RD QUARTER: 7:05

- McDonald finds Ursua over the middle for 16 yards on fourth down to move the chains.

3RD QUARTER: 9:18

- Hawaii’s defense stands tall again, forcing UNLV to punt. Hawaii’s offense needs to make a play.

3RD QUARTER: 11:38

- That could’ve gone better. McDonald is sacked and fumbles the ball, which rolls back 17 yards and out of bounds. 3rd down.

3RD QUARTER: 13:33

- Couldn’t ask for much more than that if you’re UH. UNLV can’t convert on third down and has to punt. Warriors ball next.

3RD QUARTER: 15:00

- Third quarter is back and UNLV receives the kickoff. Hawaii’s defense could use an early stop to keep this one close.

HALFTIME: UNLV 21-6 HAWAII

2ND QUARTER: 0:06

HAWAII FIELD GOAL!

- Meskell gets it done again from 41 yards out. It’s not what UH wanted, but it’s still points. Hawaii trails 21-6.

2ND QUARTER: 0:12

- Hawaii just ran out of time in the red zone. Meskell is lining up for a kick.

2ND QUARTER: 0:51

- It took awhile, but the Warriors offense actually appears to be in good shape here. They are only a few yards away from the red zone, looking to score before halftime.

2ND QUARTER: 2:22

UNLV TOUCHDOWN!

- Now it’s just starting to get ugly. Thomas runs right up the middle of Hawaii’s defense for 45 yards and a touchdown, his second of the game. UNLV leads 21-3 after the PAT.

2ND QUARTER: 3:10

- That was a quick and ineffective drive by UH. Two short runs that culminates in a McDonald incompletion. Hawaii has to punt again.

2ND QUARTER: 4:16

- It’s not a fumble, but it’s not a catch either. Incomplete pass on third down and UNLV is forced to punt.

2ND QUARTER: 4:16

- That might’ve been the first time all game that UH’s defense had UNLV in a third and long situation. Defense gets the stop and it’s fourth down. However, there is a review to see if Hawaii recovered a fumble on the play.

2ND QUARTER: 6:31

- McDonald is sacked on third down by a three-man rush. The boo-birds ave arrived at Aloha Stadium as Hawaii gets ready to punt.

2ND QUARTER: 7:29

UNLV TOUCHDOWN!

- Not sure how he as able to get into the end zone from that angle, but Thomas made it work by tiptoeing the sideline. It’s now 14-3 for UNLV after the PAT.

2ND QUARTER: 8:28

- UNLV is driving down the field and Hawaii’s poor tackling isn’t helping either. Timeout UH.

2ND QUARTER: 12:11

HAWAII TURNOVER!

- Wow. Byrd was WIDE OPEN down the field, but McDonald overthrows him. That was a surefire touchdown. Instead, it’s UNLV ball near midfield.

2ND QUARTER: 12:17

- Ursua goes under center and takes the snap, pitches it to McDonald who comes up short on the outside run. It’s fourth and short, meaning UH is likely to go for it. Big play coming up after the timeout.

END OF FIRST QUARTER: UNLV 7-3 HAWAII

1ST QUARTER: 0:18

UNLV TOUCHDOWN!

- Talk about blown coverage for UH. Gilliam finds Bean on an easy touchdown reception and UNLV takes the 7-3 lead after the PAT.

1ST QUARTER: 4:31

- UNLV gets the first down on a QB sneak. Tough break for Warriors.

1ST QUARTER: 4:37

- UH gets the stop on third this time around, but it’s fourth and short now and it looks like UNLV is going for it. However, the refs are going to take a look at the spot just to make sure.

1ST QUARTER: 5:54

- Thomas is able to gain the three yards needed to move the chains. That had momentum swing written all over it.

1ST QUARTER: 6:33

- Owens gains three yards on the rush and now it’s third down for UNLV. Huge play coming up.

1ST QUARTER: 8:04

HAWAII FIELD GOAL!

- Meskell converts a 36-yard kick and look! Hawaii is in the lead, 3-0!

1ST QUARTER: 10:10

- McDonald shows off the wheels with a huge 27-yard run right up the middle for a first down. UH is in the red zone.

1ST QUARTER: 12:02

- Nice run by Holly for a gain of 15 yards to move the chains.

1ST QUARTER: 12:20

- What a stand by Hawaii’s defense! Back-to-back passes are batted down and now it’s UH’s ball.

1ST QUARTER: 12:56

HAWAII TURNOVER!

- That went bad quick for UH. McDonald overthrows his target and the pick is returned for 36 yards. UNLV ball just like that.

1ST QUARTER: 14:55

- Big throw, big catch by John Ursua as Hawaii goes for 43 yards on the first play of the game.

1ST QUARTER: 15:00

- UNLV elects to kickoff. Warriors get the ball first.

PRE-GAME

- Special moment before kickoff as the family and friends of former Rainbow Warrior great Vince Manuwai held a moment of silence for the late Warrior at the 50 yard line.

- Aloha, Warrior fans! Hawaii is getting ready to take on UNLV in a crucial Mountain West showdown with bowl eligibility on the line.

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