It was a tale of two halves Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
After No. 25 Fresno State built at 42-3 lead, the Rainbow Warriors scored 34 unanswered points in the second half, but fell short, as the Bulldogs held on for a 42-37 win.
Hawaii racked up a season-high 431 yards of offense, 316 of which came after halftime. Redshirt freshman quarterback Ikaika Woolsey started the first half, but Sean Schroeder relieved him midway through the third quarter after Woolsey was sacked seven times and threw an interception.
Schroeder finished with 321 yards passing and three touchdowns. Freshman running back Steven Lakalaka rushed for two second-half scores and picked up 66 yards rushing.
The Warriors were one play away from taking the lead, but a Schroeder interception as time expired sealed the game for Fresno.
If Hawaii had won, it would have been the largest comeback in NCAA history.
UH falls to 0-4 on the year and remains winless in the Mountain West.
Derek Carr passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns to help the Bulldogs move to 4-0 on the year and 2-0 in the Mountain West.
Hawaii hosts San Jose State next Saturday at Aloha Stadium.