Hawaii INT at 2 preserves 27-24 win over No. 18 Fresno State

Published:Nov 24, 202319:01

HONOLULU (AP) — Hugh Nelson II intercepted a cross at Hawaii’s 2-yard line with 9 seconds left after Matthew Shipley kicked a tiebreaking 33-yard discipline objective with 3:33 remaining, and the Rainbow Warriors rallied to beat No. 18 Fresno State 27-24 Saturday night time.

Hawaii (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West) compelled six turnovers to document their first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 19 Nevada 27-21 on Oct. 16, 2010.

Fresno State (4-2, 1-1) racked up 505 yards of complete offense, together with 388 passing from Jake Haener, who entered the sport because the FBS chief in passing yards. He completed 28-of-50 passing however was intercepted 4 instances — thrice inside Hawaii’s 10-yard line.

The final stalled a 13-play drive on first and 10 from the 11-yard line. Haener’s cross bounced off receiver Ty Jones’ arms proper to Nelson, who fell to the bottom with the ball to protect the win.

Hawaii ran out the clock with a trio of QB sneaks by operating again Calvin Turner Jr. He fumbled the final one, however Hawaii recovered at its 2-yard line because the clock expired.

Hawaii received with out its beginning quarterback, Chevan Cordeiro, who was listed because the anticipated starter on the group’s pre-game depth chart however didn't play. As a substitute, freshman Brayden Schager made his first profession begin and helped the Rainbow Warriors notch their first win at house over Fresno State since 2007.

Khoury Bethley recorded 9 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and compelled a fumble to steer Hawaii on protection.

The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-1) ended a three-game profitable streak.


Fresno State: The loss dropped the Bulldogs right into a tie with Hawaii for third place within the West standings of the Mountain West and will knock them out of the AP High 25.

Hawaii: The victory is the largest thus far for the Rainbow Warriors, who've received back-to-back video games for the primary time this season.


Fresno State: Has a bye subsequent week earlier than visiting undefeated Wyoming on Oct. 16.

Hawaii: Additionally has a bye week after enjoying six video games in six weeks earlier than it visits Nevada on Oct. 16.


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