Hawaii routs Nevada in biggest victory since joining Mountain West

Hawai'i open Mountain West play with 54-3 win against the Nevada Wolfpack

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - When it rains, it pours ― heck, sometimes it even snows.

Just ask the Nevada Wolfpack.

On a frosty September night that saw rain and sleet fall from the Reno sky, it was the aerial attack of the University of Hawaii football team that led the 'Bows to a 54-3 victory, their most lopsided victory against an FBS team since 2006 and largest-ever margin of victory against a Mountain West Conference opponent.

Hawaii junior quarterback Cole McDonald player perhaps his best game as a Rainbow Warrior, completing 25-of-30 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns.

He was not intercepted, and for the first time so far this season, Hawaii did not commit a turnover.

The 'Bows were stellar defensively, too. Hawaii allowed just 203 total yards of offense, their fewest of the entire season, and intercepted both Nevada quarterbacks who attempted a pass.

Defensive back Justice Augafa also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the first quarter, and reserve quarterback Justin Uahinui played his first snaps for Hawaii, throwing a fourth quarter touchdown pass to receiver Robert Funkhouser.

Hawaii has a bye week next week before heading out on the road once again in two weeks to take on Boise State.

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