The Rainbow Warriors had a chance, but once again fell just short.
UNLV's Nick Kohorst hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Rebels over Hawaii, 39-37, Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
With the loss, Hawaii falls to 0-6 on the year and 0-4 in the Mountain West. The start is the fourth-longest losing streak in UH history.
Like most of Hawaii's games have gone all season, the excitement didn't pick up until the second half.
The Bows came out of the break with a 17-13 lead, the first time the team has led at halftime all season long.
However, UNLV took the lead right back.
The Rebels scored on four of their first five possessions and dropped 23 unanswered points to go up 36-17.
But, Hawaii came roaring back in the fourth quarter.
Freshman running back Steven Lakalaka scored a 15-yard touchdown with 10 minutes remaining to get Hawaii within two possessions.
Sean Schroeder later engineered two scoring drives that culminated with a touchdown pass to Chris Gant, which gave Hawaii a 37-36 lead with 1:44 remaining.
On the ensuing UNLV drive, quarterback Caleb Herring marched the Rebels from their own 23-yard line to get within field goal range.
The game-winning field goal was set up after a nine-yard pass from Herring to Marcus Sullivan ended with a costly 15-yard facemask penalty on Hawaii's Trayvon Henderson.
Schroeder completed 24-of-47 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns.
Hawaii's defense allowed 579 offensive yards. Herring finished with 385 yards passing, one touchdown and an interception.
UNLV running back Tim Cornett added two more touchdowns and racked up 162 yards on 29 carries.
Hawaii has a bye week before hosting Colorado State October 26th at Aloha Stadium.
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