Hawaii drops first game of season to Army, 28-21

Hawaii drops first game of season to Army, 28-21

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warrior football team had its opportunities late against Army, but couldn't pull off the comeback in a 28-21 loss on the road to the Black Knights.

Hawaii (3-1) dropped its first game of the season as Army used its triple-option attack to perfection all game long including some wrinkles in the passing game.

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. put together a terrific all-around performance, throwing for 162 yards while rushing for 110 yards with two touchdowns.

The Warriors started the scoring early on their first drive of the game when quarterback Cole McDonald found receiver John Ursua in the corner of the end zone, but the offense stalled throughout the game and allowed Army to dominate the possession game, holding the ball for over 40 minutes on offense.

McDonald finished the game with 321 passing yards on 20-of-32 attempts, with his biggest Incompletion coming on his last throw of the game as his pass fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth down. McDonald had two passing touchdowns in addition to his yardage.

Ursua had a strong statistical game with six receptions for 123 yards with three total touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing.)

Hawaii will look to rebound from the loss next week at home in Aloha Stadium against Duquesne. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. HT.

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