'Bows top Air Force in 2OT after career days from Brown, Kemp - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

'Bows top Air Force in 2OT after career days from Brown, Kemp

Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The last time the Rainbow Warrior football team won a game against Air Force in Colorado Springs, Jason Elam was still Hawaii's starting kicker. 

The last time the 'Bows beat the Falcons, period? Head coach Nick Rolovich was UH's starting quarterback. 

Both streaks came to an end on Saturday, when the University of Hawaii rode career days from quarterback Dru Brown and receiver Marcus Kemp -- and a stunning miscue by the Air Force field goal unit -- to defeat the Falcons, 34-27, in double overtime. 

After a 40-yard touchdown pass from Brown to receiver John Ursua tied the game early in the fourth quarter, Air Force went on an eight-minute drive to close out the final frame. With three seconds left in regulation, Falcons kicker Luke Strebel -- a perfect 13-for-13 on field goals this season to that point, including 2-for-2 against Hawaii -- missed what would have been the game-winning field goal.

Air Force, possessing the ball first in overtime after Hawaii won the toss and elected to play defense, scored on a 5-yard touchdown run by quarterback Nate Romine to take a 27-20 lead. 

The 'Bows answered with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Kemp to equalize in extra time. Per NCAA rules, if the game proceeds to a second overtime, the team that possessed the ball last in the first overtime must play offense to begin the next one, so Hawaii began on offense.

On their first play of the second overtime period, Brown connected with his favorite target once more, this time on a 25-yard touchdown pass to give Kemp a career-high 151 yards on the day. Brown finished with 312 yards passing, also a career high.

Cornerback Jalen Rogers intercepted Romine on Air Force's next possession to seal the victory. 

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