To put it lightly the Warrior football team had a lot on the line in tonight's game with New Mexico State. One-loss from here on out and Hawaii's bowl game dreams would be done.
Remember Hawaii needed to win their final four games to set that Christmas Eve bowl date. And they might get there on the legs of Leon Wright Jackson and Hawaii's revived running attack.
The senior racked up a pair of rushing touchdowns in the 1st quarter as UH racked up 119-yards on the ground.
There wasn't much scoring for Hawaii after that but that's okay because the "D" came to play and linebacker Blaze Soares got his 1st career pick.
The Aggies only points came on a Moniz-pick-six. Meaning Hawaii's defense held an opponent scoreless for the 1st time since 2007.
Now the bad news came in the 4th. Bryant Moniz took some hard shots and he would leave the game for good with injured ribs. His official status is unknown. But Hawaii didn't miss much of a beat when Shane Austin came in relief.
In the 4th he airs it out to Salas who hauled in a UH record breaking 16-catches for a career high 196-yards and that one score as UH beats New Mexico State, 24-6.
Next up for the Warriors is their final road trip to San Jose State and former Hawaii coach Dick Tomey.
And don't forget, for a complete game recap and for a look ahead to next week's opponent tune in to the Coach Mack Show Sunday night at 10:35 on KGMB.
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