Live blog: Hawaii at Utah State

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Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro (12) carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State won 45-27. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

If the University of Hawaii wants any hope of playing for a Mountain West Conference championship like it did in 2019, then beating Utah State in Logan on Saturday is paramount to those hopes.

One factor that should favor the ‘Bows is the potential return of quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, who was seen taking repetitions in full speed before the team’s 48-34 victory over New Mexico State last week.

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Cordeiro, who has not thrown a pass in a game since Sept. 25, was active in practice leading up to the game against Utah State. However, UH has yet to budge in calling him a game-time decision.

Stay with KHON2 for live updates of the game below.

Utah State 51, Hawaii 31, Final

12:40: Hawaii turns it over on downs on its own 6 and Utah State runs out the clock. 51-31 is your final.

12:33: Utah State recovers a Schager fumble with 3:01 left and will most likely run the clock out from here.

12:28: Hawaii forces a punt and gets the ball back on its own 28 after the punt.

12:18: A defensive touchdown by the Aggies is negated by a targeting call, but it appears to rock Cordeiro. Freshman backup quarterback Brayden Schager enters the game and immediately throws an interception.

12:14: TOUCHDOWN UTAH STATE. Bowling takes the onside kickoff return TO THE HOUSE. The ensuing extra point makes it 51-31 with 8:13 left in the fourth.

12:12: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Eugene Ford takes a fumble 74 yards to pay dirt. The two-point conversion is no good, but Hawaii cuts the lead to 44-31 with 8:20 left.

12:09: Hawaii turns it over on downs on its own 28 with 9:17 left.

12:04: Hawaii will begin from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.

12:01: Utah State makes its lead 44-25 after another 22-yard field goal from Coles.

FOURTH QUARTER

11:49: The third quarter ends with Utah State leading 41-25 with a fresh set of downs on its own 38.

11:45: Cordeiro finds Calvin Turner for a 27-yard touchdown. Hawaii cuts the Utah State lead to 41-25 after the two-point conversion with 23 seconds left in the third quarter.

11:42: Solo Turner forces a fumble and Hawaii takes over at the Utah State 45 with 1:42 left in the third quarter.

11:37: Chevan Cordeiro finds Koali Nishigaya for a 12-yard touchdown. Utah State still leads 41-17 with 2:34 left in the third quarter.

11:30: Hawaii to begin from its own 33 after Calvin Turner’s kickoff return with 4:31 left in the third.

11:28: TOUCHDOWN AGGIES. Brandon Bowling gets in on the fun as Utah State leads 41-10 late in the third quarter.

11:22: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts. Aggies get the ball back on their own 29 after the punt.

11:16: TOUCHDOWN USU. Carson Terrell waltzes into the end zone on a 21-yard reception and the Aggies take a 34-10 lead with 8:12 left in the third quarter.

11:12: After a first down and a timeout, Hawaii punts for a touchback.

11:06: Hawaii to begin from its own 25 after the touchback.

11:04: TOUCHDOWN UTAH STATE. Derek Wright hauls in a 46-yard touchdown to give Utah State a 27-10 lead with 13:18 left in the third quarter.

10:54: Utah State begins from its own 25 after the second half kickoff goes for a touchback.

THIRD QUARTER

10:33: Hawaii heads into the break down 20-10. Utah State will receive the second half kickoff.

10:31: Coles makes a 22-yard field goal to go out 20-10 with seven seconds left in the first half.

10:25: Utah State to begin from its own 25 after the kickoff.

10:24: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Cordeiro finds Dedrick Parson for a 29-yard touchdown to cut the USU lead to 17-10 with 2:36 remaining in the first quarter.

10:13: Hawaii forces a turnover on downs at the Utah State 36 with 5:20 left in the first half.

10:07: Utah State will begin on its own 24 after the kickoff.

10:04: Hawaii gets on the board on a Matthew Shipley 49-yard field goal with 8:51 left in the first half.

9:56: Hawaii to begin from its own 25 after the touchback.

9:53: Connor Coles’ 40-yard field goal attempt is good, putting Utah State up 17-0 with 12:03 left in the second quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

9:46: The first quarter ends with Utah State holding a comfortable 14-0 lead over the ‘Bows. USU will begin from its own 35 with a fresh set of downs when the second quarter begins.

9:44: Hawaii can’t take advantage of its good field position and punts after going three-and-out and burning its final timeout of the first half. USU gets the ball back on its own 20 after a touchback with 1:11 left in the first half.

9:40: Hawaii recovers a surprise onside kick attempt at the Utah State 47 with 3:11 left in the first quarter.

9:39: TOUCHDOWN AGGIES. Justin McGriff hauls in a 45-yard touchdown with 3:11 left in the first quarter to put USU up 14-0.

9:35: Cordeiro is INTERCEPTED by USU’s Cash Gillam in the end zone with 5:08 left in the first quarter.

9:23: Hawaii will start from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.

9:22: TOUCHDOWN UTAH STATE. Elelyon Noa punches in a touchdown from three yards out. Connor Coles’ PAT is good and Utah State leads 7-0 with 10:04 remaining in the first quarter. The Aggies went for it on fourth-and-3 at the Hawaii 8 and converted after a holding call on Hawaii’s Solo Turner.

9:11: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts. Cordeiro did not attempt a pass. The Aggies begin from their own 32 with 13:19 left in the first quarter.

9:07 a.m.: Hawaii receives to begin this game, and it is indeed Chevan Cordeiro making the start at quarterback for the Rainbow Warriors. It’s his first start since Sept. 25.

FIRST QUARTER

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