Rainbow Warriors ride big second-half to 47-27 win over U.C. Davis

Rainbow Warriors ride big second-half to 47-27 win over U.C. Davis

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After getting off to a slow start in Halawa on Saturday night, the University of Hawaii football team improved to 2-1 in 2015 with a 47-27 win over the Aggies of U.C. Davis.

University of Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Junior running back Paul Harris rushed for 147 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown run in the middle of the third quarter, setting a new University of Hawaii school record.

The FCS-division Aggies, who entered tonight's game winless on the season, kept things close in the first half. The Rainbow Warriors headed into the locker room after the second quarter with just a 13-10 lead, but 21 unanswered points to start the third quarter helped Hawaii pull away.

Running back Melvin Davis rushed for 46 yards of his own and scored twice in the second half. Wide receivers Marcus Kemp and Devan Stubblefield each totaled more than 100 yards receiving, Hawaii's first pair of 100-yard receivers since 2010, and the Rainbow Warrior offense made enough plays to outscore the Aggies, particularly in the second half.

Defensively, the Rainbow Warriors allowed 409-yards of total offense. The Aggies, behind 25 carries from running back Manusamoa Luuga, dominated time of possession in the game, nearly doubling the 'Bows 20:02 minutes.

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