Warriors lose to Reno, 6th straight loss

Warriors lose to Reno, 6th straight loss

By Mike Cherry - bio | email

RENO, NEVADA (HAWAII NEWS NOW) - If there was a cloud hanging over Manoa and the Warrior football program before this weekend, it may have just busted wide open after Saturday's loss in Reno, putting UH on a losing streak that hasn't been seen in over a decade.

But before we get to the negatives, let's begin with the positives.

Questions surrounded quarterback Bryant Moniz who suffered a concussion versus Boise State last week.

But he didn't show any ill effects, especially in the 1st quarter.

Kealoha Pilares hauls in the first score of the day. One drive later, and this time Jovonte Taylor busts one wide open. He's got nothing but green pastures ahead of him.

Hawaii scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game.

But then the bottom fell out because the Nevada Wolfpack is who we thought they were.

Especially this guy, Colin Kaepernick, who goes 38-yards for the touchdown.

Nevada scored 21 unanswered points before the half and racked up 347 yards on the ground.

UH would fall behind by two touchdowns in the 4th, but Moniz's 3rd touchdown pass of the day finds Taylor again to bring Hawaii within seven.

However, it was too little too late.

Hawaii falls 31-21 and in the process they lost defensive back Richard Torres with an injured hamstring. Coach Mack says he's not sure how long the sophomore will be out.

Next up, UH returns to the Aloha Stadium next week for homecoming night against Utah State.