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Rainbow Warriors lose to New Mexico, 28-27, on touchdown scored in final seconds

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The New Mexico Lobos scored a go-ahead touchdown with :55 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and the University of Hawaii lost its fourth consecutive road game, 28-27, in Albuquerque on Saturday.

Despite the loss, Hawaii showed marked improvement offensively against the Lobos. Hawaii's first touchdown of the game, a 1-yard touchdown run by halfback Paul Harris, broke a road game scoreless streak that dated back to November 29, 2014, when Hawaii scored 21 points in a loss at Fresno State.

Harris also scored a second first half touchdown to help Hawaii take a 24-14 lead into halftime, helped in part by two New Mexico turnovers. 

Despite practicing on Thursday and Friday, University of Hawaii senior quarterback Max Wittek was deemed unfit to play on Saturday and did not suit up for the game. Senior Ikaika Woolsey started in placed of Wittek, throwing for 195 yards on 13-24 passing in the game, including a touchdown and an interception.

Slot receiver Dylan Collie had his best game since joining the Rainbow Warriors, catching 7 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. 

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