Live Blog: Hawaii vs. Army

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We’re here at Aloha Stadium for the Hawaii’s senior night game against Army. Stay with KHON2 as we’ll provide live updates of the game.

Hawaii 52, Army 31, Final

11:06: Army runs a few more plays but to no avail. Hawaii improves to 9-4 in an impressive performance considering the circumstances. Now it’s on to Boise for the Rainbow Warriors.

10:58: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. ROE FARRIS WITH A 100-YARD INTERCEPTION RETURN. THE LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN IN SCHOOL HISTORY. Hawaii leads 52-31 with 1:34 left.

10:48: Army finally returns a kick, but gets called for an illegal forward pass on a lateral attempt that went forward. The Black Knights start from their own 7 with 3:40 left and two timeouts.

10:45: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. McDonald throws a 20-yard strike to Jared Smart in the end zone. After Meskell’s extra point, the Rainbow Warriors lead 45-31 with 3:51 left and look well on their way to victory. But crazier things have happened, and this thing is far from over.

10:43: McDonald and Byrd connect for a third down, 45-yard pass to the Army 19 with 4:56 left. Huge play to get into field goal range.

10:38: Army goes for it on fourth-and-5 from the Hawaii 30. Christian Anderson’s pass falls incomplete in the end zone. HUGE stop for Hawaii with 6:34 left.

10:29: Hawaii goes three-and-out after three straight incompletions from McDonald, albeit with a key drop from Nick Mardner. Scruton’s punt is returned by Akyah Miranda to the Hawaii 29 with 11:44 left. UH still up 38-31

10:24: Hawaii forces a three-and-out and Army has to punt from the edge of its own end zone. Byrd muffs the punt, picks it up and is taken down at the UH 31 with 12:13 remaining in the fourth quarter.

10:17: Hawaii can’t pick up another first down at the turn of the quarter and punts. Scruton skies one to the Army 1 yard line with 13:58 remaining in the fourth quarter. Virtually a perfect punt. Hawaii still up 38-31

FOURTH QUARTER

10:11: End of the third. The Warriors picked up two first downs to end the third and have a fresh set of downs at the Army 47 to start the fourth. Needless to say, a stop on either side of the ball would turn the tide of the game, especially with how both sides have been clicking on offense.

10:08: Hawaii gets the ball back on its own 25. McDonald and the offense back on the field for more.

10:05: TOUCHDOWN BLACK KNIGHTS. Malik Hancock takes a pitch 10 yards to the end zone. Cooper’s PAT cuts the Hawaii lead to 38-31 with 1:26 left in the third quarter.

9:58: Army takes back over on its own 25 after a touchback.

9:55: TOUCHDOWN RAINBOW WARRIORS. Another masterful drive from McDonald, who caps the drive off with a seven-yard touchdown pass to JoJo Ward. Meskell’s PAT gives UH a 38-24 lead with 5:30 left in the third. McDonald’s stat line: 13-of-17, 156 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

9:47: Army’s high-arching kickoff is fair caught at the Hawaii 27. McDonald and Co. back out there for another drive.

9:44: TOUCHDOWN ARMY. The Black Knights drive right down the field and cap off a four-play drive with Connor Slomka’s 30-yard rushing touchdown. Cooper’s PAT cuts the Hawaii lead to 31-24 with 10:49 left in the third. A prompt response by the visitors.

9:40: Army ball on its own 25 after yet another touchback.

9:37: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Very steady drive by the ‘Bows there, led by McDonald’s sound decision-making. Reed punches it in from a yard out for a score and Meskell’s PAT extends the UH lead to 31-17 with 12:31 left in the third quarter.

9:31: The second half is underway as Augafa returns the kick to the UH 24. McDonald back out there at quarterback for UH.

THIRD QUARTER

9:10: Hawaii calls its last timeout with one second left on its own 48. It gets to the Army 35 on a hook and ladder as time runs out. The ‘Bows lead 24-17 at the half and will receive to start the third quarter. Solid first half of football for UH, considering it could have easily looked ahead to next week’s Mountain West championship game at Boise State. Credit the Warriors for showing up tonight.

9:05: Touchback. Hawaii has the ball on its own 20 with 41 seconds left in the first half and one timeout. Do the Warriors try to move the ball here or play it safe?

9:01: Army calls its final timeout of the half before a fourth-and-1 at the Hawaii 25 with 51 seconds left in the first half. A chop block penalty moves it back to the 40 and Army appears it will punt with 47 seconds left in the first half.

8:55: Fair catch Army.

8:52: McDonald’s first pass attempt of the game is a four-yard TOUCHDOWN to Sharsh. Hawaii takes its first lead of the game at 24-17 with 2:40 left in the first half.

8:50: Uh oh. Cordeiro rushes to the Army 7 but is down. Cole McDonald enters the game at quarterback with 3:36 remaining in the first half.

8:43: Hawaii forces a fourth-and-1 on the Army 34, and the Black Knights are going for it. Hopkins fakes a toss and his pass falls INCOMPLETE. UH ball with 5:49 left in the half and excellent field position.

8:37: Another kickoff for Meskell, another touchback. Army to start from its own 25.

8:34: TOUCHDOWN. On the first play of the next drive, Cordeiro hits an open Cedric Byrd in the end zone. Meskell’s PAT ties the game at 17 with 8:08 remaining in the half.

8:32: Hopkins is INTERCEPTED by Solomon Matautia on third-and-long to the Army 25 with 8:14 left in the first half.

8:25: The first punt of the day for either team belongs to Hawaii as it faces fourth-and-5 from its own 41. Ben Scruton punts it to the Army 18 with 10:53 left in the half.

8:21: Hawaii will start from its own 22 after Justice Augafa’s kickoff return.

8:17: McCoy starts the second quarter off with a 40-yard rush to get to the Hawaii 10. Two plays later, he takes a handoff for a seven-yard TOUCHDOWN. That’s his second trip to the end zone of the day. Cooper’s PAT is good and Army retakes the lead at 17-10 with 13:40 left in the second quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

8:11: End of the first quarter. Army has second-and-9 from midfield when play resumes in the second quarter.

8:08: Army to start on its own 25 after a touchback.

8:04: That was quick. Miles reed rushes for 30 yards to the Army 26, then Cordeiro hits Jason-Matthew Sharsh for a 26-yard TOUCHDOWN. Meskell’s PAT is good and we’re all tied up at 10 with 2:33 left in the first quarter.

8:01: Victor returns the kickoff to the UH 44 as the Rainbow Warriors will have great field position heading into their second possesion.

7:59: The Rainbow Warriors force a fourth-and-7 from the UH 15. Cooper’s 32-yard field goal is good as Army extends its lead to 10-3 with 3:31 left in the first.

7:56: Army gets the spot and has a fresh set of downs at the Hawaii 18.

7:55: Army drives with relative easy to the Hawaii 19 and elects to go for it on fourth-and-1. Hopkins runs to his right and it’s close, so much so that the referees will review the spot.

7:50: Another touchback for Meskell. Army to start from its own 25.

7:47: Cordeiro leads UH down to the Army 25 but the drive stalls after that. The ‘Bows send out Meskell for the 42-yard field goal attempt and it’s…good. Hawaii cuts the Army lead to 7-3 with 9:45 left in the first.

7:41: Hawaii will start from its own 25 after Lincoln Victor’s fair catch. Chevan Cordeiro trots out at QB for Hawaii, ending speculation as to who would get the nod between him and Cole McDonald this week. At least to start off.

7:37: Army’s first play from scrimmage is a pass from Kelvin Hopkins to a WIDE OPEN Artice Hobbs for 69 yards to the UH 6. The ‘Bows force third-and-goal but Army scores a TOUCHDOWN on Sandon McCoy’s three-yard rush. David Cooper’s extra point is good and the Black Knights lead 7-0 with 13:16 remaining in the first quarter. That was quick.

7:33 p.m.: Army receives to begin this game. Ryan Meskell’s kickoff is fair caught for a touchback.

FIRST QUARTER

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