LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Bowl (Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech)

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Bowl (Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech)
Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU (Hawaii) - END OF GAME: LA TECH 31-14

- LA Tech runs out the clock and that’s the ball game. LA Tech is the 2018 SoFi Hawaii bowl champion.

4TH QUARTER: 3:54

LA TECH TOUCHDOWN!

- McKnight rushes 39 yards down the sideline for a score. Hawaii trails 31-14 after the PAT.

4TH QUARTER: 6:14

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- McDonald finds Armstrong-Brown on a seven-yard touchdown reception. UH trails 24-14 after the PAT.

4TH QUARTER: 8:45

LA TECH BLOCKED PUNT!

- Hawaii blocks LA Tech’s punt and gets the ball in great field position. UH looking to make a late comeback.

4TH QUARTER: 10:34

HAWAII TURNOVER!

- McDonald lofts up a prayer and he’s picked off. Robertson has his second interception of the game.

4TH QUARTER: 14:50

HAWAII TURNOVER!

- McDonald throws deep to Ward, but the ball is picked off by Robertson. Tough break for the Warriors to start the fourth.

END OF THIRD QUARTER: LA TECH 24-7 HAWAII

3RD QUARTER: 0:55

LA TECH TOUCHDOWN!

- Smith runs to the left into the end zone for four yards. LA Tech now leads 24-7 after PAT.

3RD QUARTER: 1:22

- That’s a 54-yard pickup for Hardy and LA Tech are knocking on the door again.

3RD QUARTER: 3:08

- Cordeiro is pressured and has to throw it before he’s set. Fourth down for Hawaii and they’re going to punt.

3RD QUARTER: 4:44

LA TECH TOUCHDOWN!

- Bad spacing by UH’s defense on that play, allowing Dancy to find an open lane down the sideline and into the end zone for 58 yards. After the PAT, LA Tech leads 17-7.

3RD QUARTER: 8:16

- Cordeiro is sacked on third down and UH is forced to punt. Gaudion’s punt is downed at the eight-yard line.

3RD QUARTER: 10:35

LA TECH TOUCHDOWN!

Tucker runs five yards up the middle for a score after the facemask penalty. Louisiana Tech leads 10-7 after the PAT.

3RD QUARTER: 10:51

HAWAII TURNOVER

- Cordeiro throws a pick in the red zone and gives the ball back to LA Tech. UH got a little cute shuffling McDonald and Cordeiro in during that drive.

3RD QUARTER: 13:21

LA TECH TURNOVER ON DOWNS

- Padello makes a terrific play on the fake punt on fourth down to force the turnover on downs. Hawaii has great field position.

3RD QUARTER: 15:00

- Hawaii kicks off to start the second half. LA Tech will start on offense.

HALFTIME: HAWAII 7-3 LOUISIANA TECH

2ND QUARTER: 0:12

- Gaudion is forced to punt on fourth down and it looks like LA Tech will take a knee to end the half.

2ND QUARTER: 0:36

- Ferguson is officially public enemy No. 1. He’s drawing a rise from the crowd and it appears that the UH offensive line is coming after him following his cheapshot on Cordeiro.

2ND QUARTER: 0:52

- Hawaii gets a first down after Ferguson takes down Cordeiro by his facemask.

2ND QUARTER: 1:37

LA TECH TURNOVER!

WOW! Make that three first half turnovers after Picanco scoops up the loose ball after Smith is strip-sacked. What a half by Hawaii’s defense!

2ND QUARTER: 4:34

- Cordeiro is sacked two plays in a row and Hawaii is forced to punt. On the bright side, the Hawaii fans have a wave going at the moment.

2ND QUARTER: 6:28

LA TECH TURNOVER!

- What a play by Hune! Not only does he bat down the pass, he makes a diving catch to pick it off! You won’t see many better individual plays than that. Hawaii ball next!

2ND QUARTER: 8:20

HAWAII TOUCHDOWN!

- Cordeiro finds an open Sharsh over the middle for his first-career touchdown. Hawaii leads 7-3 after the PAT.

2ND QUARTER: 8:53

- Cordeiro finds Byrd for six yards on fourth down to move the chains.

2ND QUARTER: 11:25

- Cordeiro finds Byrd on a 22-yard gain to move the chains. He follows that throw up with a 14-yard run for another first. Good start to this drive for the freshman.

2ND QUARTER: 11:41

LA TECH TURNOVER!

- Hawaii actually recovers a fumble! Hune recovered the lose ball after Farris strips it. Hawaii ball with a bit of momentum.

2ND QUARTER: 14:51

- Yikes. Bad punt by Gaudion on fourth down. Only goes 27 yards. First down LA Tech.

END OF FIRST QUARTER: LOUISIANA TECH 3-0 HAWAII

- Cordeiro is sacked for a loss of one yard after a failed shovel pass attempt. That’s the end of the first.

1ST QUARTER: 1:00

- It’s Chevan Cordeiro time. The freshman takes over for Cole McDonald at quarterback.

1ST QUARTER: 1:05

LOUISIANA TECH FIELD GOAL!

- Bailey hits a 24-yard field goal to break the deadlock. LA Tech leads 3-0.

1ST QUARTER:

1ST QUARTER: 4:50

- Ouch. McDonalde gets hit hard on the sack on third down. Gaudion is forced to punt again. This is quickly turning into a chess match rather than the shootout many expected.

1ST QUARTER: 5:33

- Another good stand by UH’s defense as they force yet another punt. After the 34-yard punt, it’s Hawaii ball.

1ST QUARTER: 7:57

- McDonald overthrows Byrd on third down. Hawaii punts and LA Tech gets the ball at Hawaii’s 46 yard line.

1ST QUARTER: 9:09

- 12-yard gain on first down on a nice pitch and catch from McDonald to Armstrong-Brown. First down.

1ST QUARTER: 9:19

- Great stand by UH defense there on third down to force the hold. The penalty is decline and Hawaii has the ball back on offense.

1ST QUARTER: 9:34

- Louisiana Tech is having some success on its opening drive. They’ve officially crossed the 50 yard line.

1ST QUARTER: 12:39

- Hawaii is forced to punt after an unsuccessful opening drive. After the punt, LA Tech has the ball.

Aloha and welcome to tonight’s live blog for the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl between the Rainbow Warriors and Louisiana Tech.

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