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Warriors defeat Nevada in a thriller

Warriors defeat Nevada in a thriller Warriors defeat Nevada in a thriller
Greg Alexander Greg Alexander

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - For the second straight year, the Warriors and Wolfpack went down to the wire and for the second straight year, UH came back to beat Nevada.

This time on Warriors receiver Malcolm Lane's 24 yard touchdown catch with 20 seconds to go.

"I wanted to end it there, I didn't want them to keep taking a beating, I just wanted to end the game right there and it all came down to who wanted the ball more," said Warriors receiver, Malcolm Lane.

This undoubtedly was a team win, with everyone contributing. That included quarterback Greg Alexander, who replaced a woozy Inoke Funaki and finished 17 of 22 for 205 yards. Pretty impressive considering he took snaps all week with the 3rd team offense.

"After watching the past 6 weeks, I feel like I got it down, I just feel a lot more comfortable out there" said Alexander. 

Another player who came up big was Michael Washington, who led the team with 5 receptions for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week, Washington lost his job as the starting punt returner and had his role reduced at slotback.

"Change this week was kind of big. Coach McMackin wanted to throw the ball downfield and that's what Hawaii is used to, attacking the defenders down the field and just making plays on the go" explained Washington. 

It was also a record setting day for Warriors Linebacker, Solomon Elimimian, who became the all-time career leader in tackles.

"If you would've asked me 4 years ago, that this would be happening I couldn't even imagine this. So I'm just so happy right now that we're winning and you know, just the record" said Elimimian. 

With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-and-4 overall and 3-and-2 in conference play.

Up next for Hawaii, they travel to Logan, Utah to take on Utah State on Saturday.

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