Aztecs use run game and turnovers to hold off Rainbow Warriors
Hawaii is 2-5 this season
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
San Diego State used a powerful running attack and timely turnovers to stymie any chance of a comeback from Hawaii as the Aztecs held off the 'Bows, 20-10, on Saturday night.
Aztecs sophomore Donnel Pumphrey racked up 182 yards on 25 carries while the SDSU defense held UH to 264 total yards.
Pumphrey put the Aztecs on the board with a 10-yard scamper on the opening drive and would tack on a field goal to jump out to a 10-point first quarter lead.
Hawaii's first points didn't come until the end of the first half and they were in miracle fashion as Ikaika Woolsey launched a 39-yard hail mary to Marcus Kemp in the endzone.
The 'Bows went into the break down 10-7, but the momentum didn't carry over out of the locker room.
Aztecs quarterback Quinn Kaehler chucked a 26-yard touchdown pass to Lloyd Mills midway through the third quarter to go back up by 10.
UH would have two chances at a comeback in the fourth, but the Aztecs picked off Woolsey twice to end any possibility of a rally.
With the loss, UH falls to 2-5 and 1-1 in Mountain West play.
SDSU improves to 4-3 and 3-1 in the conference.
'Bows return to Halawa next week and will host Nevada.
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