The University of Hawaii Warrior football team dug itself a 20-7 halftime hole, then used some fantastic defense to take the lead, then played poor defense to give it up at the end. The astounding number of turnovers for Hawaii (6) helped seal the Warriors fate, as it seems the team is only in sync every other week. Hawaii lost to San Jose State 28-27.
San Jose State wideout Chandler Jones caught a 37-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left from quarterback Matt Faulkner as the Spartans rallied for a 28-27 Western Athletic Conference win over Hawaii. San Jose State started on their own side of the field with just over a minute left, yet were able to drive down the field and take the lead on Hawaii.
Perhaps the most important play of the game came when Hawaii had an extra point blocked and San Jose State ran the ball back for a two-point conversion. San Jose State didn’t look like they could run the ball back, but they broke free and ut it in for two points; those tow points were the difference in the game. Hawaii also had a Tylaer hadden 42-yard field goal blocked, which is apparently a huge problem for the Warriors this year. Five kins have now been blocked on the young season, as this is a place Hawaii will have to improve on if they want to win the WAC,
The story for Hawaii football is this. Some games they look like a well-oiled machine that can’t be stopped (see Hawaii vs. La Tech), and some games they look like a bunch of guys who are playing football for the first time together (see Hawaii vs. UNLV).
Coach McMackin has some work to do this week before Hawaii has its WAC home opener. The Warriors now return to the island with a 3-3 overall record, and drop to 1-1 in WAC play.