Rainbow Warriors hold off Warhawks, 28-26, to end 9-game losing streak

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior football team snapped a 9-game losing streak on Saturday, fending off a furious second-half rally by the Warhawks of Louisiana Monroe to win 28-26 at Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii junior running back Paul Harris paced Hawaii with 166 yards on 27 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to make it 7-0. He exited the game in the second half with a concussion.

Junior quarterback Ikaika Woolsey, who was recruited by Nick Rolovich and will be reunited with the former offensive coordinator once he is introduced as head coach on Monday, finished the game 8-16 passing for 116 yards and 1 touchdown. He also ran for two scores.

The Rainbow Warriors led by 18 points early in the second half, but a 16-0 run by the Warhawks closed the margin to within two points. A two-point conversion after ULM's Lorenzo Jackson recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown would have tied the game at 28, but the conversion attempt failed.

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