In their second game in a span of six days, the University of Hawaii football team aims to improve to 2-0 for the 2020 season in a Friday contest at Wyoming. The two rivals will be playing for the Paniolo Trophy, which is in Hawaii’s possession after the ‘Bows won the most recent meeting between the teams in 2018.
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Wyoming 31, Hawaii 7, Final
7:16: Hawaii runs out the clock and loses 31-7. The Paniolo trophy will not be coming back to the islands. Stay with KHON2 for continued coverage.
7:13: Hawaii will start its next drive from its own 22.
7:12: Trey Smith scores his second touchdown of the day on a two-yard touchdown. Hoyland’s extra point makes the score 31-7 in favor of Wyoming with 1:48 remaining.
7:08: Wyoming goes for it on fourth-and-2 from the Hawaii 18 and converts. The clock will keep running at 2:53.
7:04: Cordeiro is sacked on fourth down, giving Wyoming the ball at the Hawaii 38 with 6:26 remaining.
7:01: The ‘Bows choose to go for it facing fourth-and-7 on their own 47 but call a timeout first.
6:58: Hawaii will start on its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.
6:55: TOUCHDOWN WYOMING. Valladay runs for his second score of the day on a 6-yard touchdown. Hoyland’s extra point extends the Wyoming lead to 24-7 with 8:19 left. That may do it.
6:50: Cordeiro is INTERCEPTED on a tipped ball, which is taken all the way to the Hawaii 17 by Charles Hicks with 10:07 left.
6:45: Hawaii’s defense comes up huge yet again, forcing a three-and-out and punt. The Rainbow Warriors get the ball back on their own 46 with 12:14 remaining. Scoring here is imperative.
6:40: Hawaii can’t capitalize and is forced to punt from its own 24. A nice punt from Stack gives Wyoming the ball on its own 22 with 13:39 left.
6:35: Quentin Frazier jumps on a fumble for UH on its own 11. HUGE. Hawaii gets the ball back with 14:50 remaining in the game.
6:31: The third quarter ends with Wyoming leading Hawaii 17-7. The Cowboys will have a fresh set of downs at the Hawaii 20 to begin the fourth. For UH, holding the Cowboys to nothing more than a field goal would be big.
6:28: A first-down conversion is negated by an offensive pass interference call and Hawaii is forced to punt from its own end zone. Wyoming gets the ball back at midfield with 2:44 left in the third.
6:24: After a touchback on the kickoff, Hawaii will try to respond from its own 20.
6:21: TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. Trey Smith punches it in from one yard out to end a grind of a drive from Wyoming. Hoyland’s extra point extends the Wyoming lead to 17-7 with 4:22 remaining in the third quarter.
6:11: The Rainbow Warriors go three-and-out. After Stack’s punt, the Cowboys get the ball back on their own 25 with 9:13 left in the third quarter.
6:06: The UH defense continues to be solid, forcing another Wyoming punt. After said punt, the ‘Bows get the ball back on their own 35 after Melquise Stovall’s nice return.
6:00: Facing a fourth down on the Hawaii 27, the ‘Bows attempt a field goal but it’s wide right by Shipley. UH still trails 10-7 with 12:16 left in the third.
5:56: After receiving the second half kickoff, Hawaii will get the ball on its own 15 with 14:52 left in the third quarter.
HALFTIME: Offensively, UH struggled in the first half but heads into the break with momentum. The ‘Bows will also receive the second half momentum. Defensively, not much more can be asked of Victor Santa Cruz’s unit, who have overcome early adversity to hold the Cowboys to 10 points. Darius Muasau has been an early standout with multiple tackles for loss.
5:35: Wyoming runs out the clock and takes a 10-7 lead with them into the half. Hawaii will receive the second half kickoff.
5:31: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. A 47-yard pass from Cordeiro to Zion Bowens sets up a 4-yard rushing score for freshman running back Dae Dae Hunter. Matthew Shipley’s extra point is good and Hawaii cuts the Wyoming lead to 10-7 with 1:04 left in the second quarter.
5:21: HUGE stop for Hawaii. After the Cowboys started to wear the Rainbow Warriors down, the ‘Bows forced a fourth-and-goal field goal attempt from 36 yards, which was no good. UH gets the ball back on its own 19 with 3:39 left in the first half and one timeout.
5:10: Wyoming gets to the Hawaii 39 after a big gain on third-and-8.
5:05: Donovan Dalton drops an interception and Wyoming gains a first down on the next play.
5:01: Another stalled drive for Hawaii leads to another Adam Stack punt. Wyoming gets the ball back on its own 21 with 11:54 left in the second quarter.
4:55: Hawaii gains a first down but play is stopped after a Wyoming injury.
4:50: The first quarter clock runs out with Hawaii trailing 10-0. The ‘Bows will face second-and-8 from their own 6 when play resumes.
4:49: Wyoming gets back into Hawaii territory but punts from the Hawaii 45. The Rainbow Warriors get the ball back on their own 4 with 22 seconds left in the first quarter as Melquise Stovall recovers his own muffed punt.
4:44: The Rainbow Warriors get a first down, but their rough start on offense continues with a dropped ball by Nick Mardner and a punt. Wyoming gets the ball back on its own 41 with 2:35 left in the first quarter.
4:37: Hawaii makes a big stop on defense, led by Darius Muasau’s second tackle for loss of the day. Wyoming punts into the end zone for a touchback, giving UH the ball back on its own 20 with 4:11 remaining in the first.
4:32: Wyoming calls timeout with a fresh set of downs at the Hawaii 48 with 5:39 remaining in the first quarter.
4:30: Hawaii appears to have forced a three-and-out, but a late pass interference call on Cortez Davis keeps the Wyoming drive going.
4:25: Cordeiro scrambles on a third-and-13 from his own 22 but is about a yard shy of the first down. Hawaii elects to punt, which is downed at the Wyoming 20.
4:21: Hawaii takes a touchback and will begin its next drive from its own 25.
4:18: The Hawaii defense does its job, holding the Cowboys to a 30-yard field goal attempt. Hoyland’s kick is between the uprights and Hawaii trails 10-0 with 9:55 left in the first quarter.
4:13: Second-and-10 for Wyoming at the Hawaii 15 with 11:19 to go in the first.
4:11: Another apparent injury for the Hawaii defense, with linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard going down.
4:10: Chevan Cordeiro drops pass to pass and fumbles, which is recovered by Wyoming at the Hawaii 25 with 12:14 remaining in the first quarter.
4:06: TOUCHDOWN WYOMING. That was a quick and easy drive for the Cowboys, capped by Xavian Valladay’s 18-yard rush. The Cowboys lead 7-0 with 12:53 remaining in the first quarter after John Hoyland’s extra point.
4:04: Wyoming is already at the Hawaii 24 with a fresh set of downs. Hawaii safety and defensive leader Eugene Ford is down with a knee injury and limping off the field. 13:42 left in the first quarter.
4 p.m.: The Rainbow Warriors have kicked off to begin the game. After a nice return, Wyoming will start from its own 38.
3:57: The ‘Bows have returned to their 2018-2019 road look of black helmets, white jerseys and black pants.
3:55: The game begins on FS2 as a live NASCAR race has yet to finish on FS1. Once it finishes, the Rainbow Warriors will switch over to FS1.
3:30 p.m. The original 3:45 kickoff has been pushed back to 4 as the car racing program FS1 is airing has yet to finish. When the game does get underway, UH will play for its first win in Wyoming since 1991.