Hawai'i Takes Care Of Central Arkansas, 35-16

Hawai'i Takes Care Of Central Arkansas, 35-16

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Hawai'i Takes Care Of Central Arkansas, 35-16

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Hawai’i Takes Care Of Central Arkansas, 35-16


Warriors remian undefeated at home.


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Hawai’i starts first quarter of season strong at 3-1

On Homecoming night Cole McDonald and the Rainbow Warriors gave gifts of joy to the Hawai’i faithful as he was 25 for 32 with 300 yards and four touchdowns. They also gave gifts to the visiting team turning the ball over four times(one interception and three fumbles.) On the first drive UH fumbled the ball which was the third time in four games they have done that. But the ‘Bows defense took the momentum back with a Kai Kaneshiro 55 yard interception for a touchdown.
From that point on Hawai’i was able to find the petal on the right with McDonald finding JoJo Ward for 5 yards in the end zone. In the second quarter, he found Jared Smart for his first TD of the year who was stellar with his yards after the catch. Then McDonald remembers his roommate Cedric Byrd and finds him wide open for a 13-yard score.
That felt like Hawai’i football of old putting up a huge lead in the first half with a 28-0 cushion. But Central Arkansas being the comeback team they are started chipping away that lead with a Carlos Blackman 4 yard pitch into the end zone to Sam Carmargo.

Hawai’i special teams had an eventful night. It was good with a blocked extra point after UCA’s first touchdown. It was also bad with two muffed punt returns losing one of them in Hawaii’s 11 yard line.

It was a good thing the ‘Bows defense showed up holding Central Arkansas to only a field goal after that turnover. Even though Hawai’i ended halftime with a 28-9 lead it seemed both the offense and defense were timid in their game plan.

With that the Bears scored another touchdown with Carlos Blackman keeping his legs churning and spinning around defenders for a 23 yard touchdown. After that the defense turned up the heat hurrying Bear’s QB Breylin Smith and keeping them scoreless in the fourth quarter.

To seal the deal the Rainbow Warriors marched down the field one more time with Cole McDonald hitting true freshman receiver Lincoln Victor twice in the red zone. Victor used all of his 5-10 165 pound frame to blow his way for his first career touchdown.

Hawai’i will start their Mountain West West division run Saturday night under the lights on national television against a hot Nevada team who may have re-found their dual threat QB in Christian Solano.

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