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Air Force Falcons unstoppable in 58-7 rout of Rainbow Warriors

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The University of Hawaii defense gave up nearly 500 yards on the ground Saturday night, as the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors lost 58-7 against the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

With the loss comes the guarantee that Hawaii fans have now witnessed the team's fifth consecutive winning season. The 'Bows haven't finished above .500 since 2010, when Greg McMackin was the team's head coach.

The Falcons, boasting the third-best rushing attack in the entire country headed into Saturday's game, carried the ball 83 times for a whopping 496 yards. They were averaging 333 yards per game on the ground headed into the contest.

Hawaii managed only 180 yards of total offense in the game, including just 13 on the ground. Quarterback Max Wittek was intercepted twice before being replaced by Ikaika Woolsey in the fourth quarter. 

The 51-point loss was the worst conference loss at home for Hawaii in program history, dropping Norm Chow's record to 10-36 since taking over as the Rainbow Warrior's head coach, an abysmal record that had fans across the state calling for his firing after the game on Saturday.

"'I'm not worried about my job," Chow said after the game. "I've been doing this for a long time. So my issue, or whatever you guys want to make of it, has nothing to do with this football game.

"There's 65 guys in there hurting," Chow said, gesturing in the direction of Hawaii's locker room.

The Rainbow Warriors fall to 2-7 on the year and have been outscored 227-68 over the course of their six game losing streak. They play at UNLV next Saturday before ending the season with three consecutive home games.

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