After scoring 34 unanswered points against Fresno State, Hawaii showed it is capable of putting up points quickly and often, but for another week, the Rainbow Warriors couldn't score enough as the team fell to San Jose State, 37-27, Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
With the loss, Hawaii falls to 0-5 on the season, which is the team's worst start in 15 years, and also remains winless in the Mountain West conference at 0-3.
Ikaika Woolsey started his second straight game, but Sean Schroeder took most of the reps. After engineering five touchdown drives last week, the senior went 28-of-50 for 342 yards and finished with three touchdowns and three picks. Vasquez Haynes caught six passes for 128 yards and a score to lead the Rainbow Warriors.
Spartans quarterback David Fales threw three touchdown passes and completed 16-of-35 passes for 318 yards. San Jose State posted 550 yards of total offense, including 232 rushing yards, both were season highs.
Hawaii jumped out to an early 14-3 lead, but the offense went stagnant in the second quarter and San Jose State took advantage. Fales led back-to-back scoring drives to end the first half and one more in the third quarter.
Down by 20, UH almost rallied back with two Schroeder touchdown passes, including one to Chris Gant in the fourth quarter.
However, Hawaii couldn't convert on its next offensive series and the Spartans took control with 5:12 remaining and held on for the win.
The last time UH started 0-5 was in 1998 under head coach Fred Von Appen. That team finished the season 0-12.
Hawaii will look for its first win next Saturday at UNLV.
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