Hawaii suffers its fourth straight loss; falls to CSU, 49-22
Hawaii is 2-8 this season
FT. COLLINS, Colo. - The University of Hawaii football team continued its slide with a 49-22 loss to Colorado State Saturday night at Hughes Stadium. It was the fourth straight loss for the Rainbow Warriors who dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in the Mountain West.
Colorado State, which improved to an impressive 9-1, led from wire-to-wire in picking up their sixth straight win in the series against UH. Garrett Grayson tossed for 278 yards and four touchdowns, three of them coming in the first half, as the Rams built a 28-8 halftime lead.
UH found the end zone twice in the second half, but could do little to keep up with the Rams who scored on each of their first three drives after the break to maintain a comfortable margin. Dee Hart added 115 yards on the ground and a touchdown for CSU.
The Rainbow Warriors scored its most points on the road this year, but it meant little as UH surrendered season highs in points (49) and yards (580) against a potent Ram offense.
UH kept it close early on, much to the credit of senior Scott Harding. Twice, the senior punter pinned the Rams near their own end zone. His rugby punting also caused a Ram fumble. The result were two UH field goals and safety for all of UH's first-half points. Harding also scored on a 17-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.
Senior running back Joey Iosefa returned to the lineup for the first time since the second game of the season and finished with 64 yards on 19 carries. He also scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter. It was Iosefa's team-leading fifth touchdown this year in just three games of action.
The Rainbow Warriors will play its second straight road game when it travels to San Jose State on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. PT/11:30 a.m. HT at Spartan Stadium.