The University of Hawaii football team heads into its road contest at Nevada as losers of four straight to begin Mountain West Conference play. The Wolf Pack, the conference’s last place team in 2022, head into Saturday as winners of two straight games, becoming one of the league’s pleasant surprises.
Hawaii won the matchup between the two squads in 2022, but enters Saturday as the underdog. Which team will win their third game? Follow along as KHON2 will provide live updates below:
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Hawaii 27, Nevada 14, Final
1:23: Nevada turns it over on downs and Hawaii runs out the clock to win 27-14. Hawaii snaps a four-game losing streak and also notches the first road win of the Timmy Chang era. Stay with KHON2 for continuing coverage.
1:19: Hawaii bleeds a tiny bit of clock and punts to the Nevada 38 with 1:39 left.
1:13: Hawaii forces a turnover on downs with 2:44 left and will take over from its own 27.
1:10: Hawaii goes three-and-out, uses its final timeout and punts to around midfield with 4:43 left.
1:02: Nevada gets all the way to fourth-and-goal but Hawaii makes the crucial stop with 6:58 left. Hawaii takes over from its own 9 with 6:58 left.
12:47: Matthew Shipley drills his second 50-yard field goal of the day to give Hawaii a 27-14 lead with 12:41 left in the fourth quarter.
12:40: Hawaii goes for it on fourth-and-1 from its own 31 and converts to keep its current drive alive. The third quarter comes to an end.
12:35: Hawaii begins from its own 23 after Cam Stone’s return.
12:33: TOUCHDOWN WOLF PACK. After Virdell Edwards gets ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct, Sean Dollars runs in a score from seven yards out to cut UH’s lead to 24-14 with 2:52 left in the third quarter.
12:26: Hawaii’s defense holds steady once again and forces a punt, but it’s FUMBLED and recovered at the Hawaii 29 with 3:03 left in the third quarter.
12:20: Nevada takes over from its own 25 after a touchback.
12:19: TOUCHDOWN RAINBOW WARRIORS. Ashlock hauls in a five-yard score, his second touchdown of the day. Hawaii back in command with a 24-7 lead with 7:13 remaining in the third quarter.
12:17: Just when it appeared Nevada was gaining momentum, Hawaii gets it back with a Peter Manuma INTERCEPTION to the Nevada 5 with 7:23 left in the third quarter.
12:14: Hawaii comes up empty and punts for a touchback. Nevada takes over with 7:33 left in the third.
12:10: Hawaii takes over form its own 25 after a touchback on the ensuing kickoff with 9:27 left in the third quarter.
12:08: TOUCHDOWN NEVADA. The Wolf Pack get on the board after Sean Dollars punches it in from two yards out, a drive aided by Bianco’s play.
12:01: Nevada returns the ball to its own 39 yard line after Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts.
11:58: Hawaii overcomes the penalty and forces a three-and-out punt. UH starts from its own 10 with 13:42 left in the third.
11:56: The second half kickoff sails past the end zone for a touchback, but Nevada will start from its own 40 after a senseless unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
11:34: Hawaii leads 17-0 at halftime, taking its first lead at the break all season. Wolf Pack will receive the second half kickoff when play resumes.
11:31: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Brayden Schager throws a 26-yard touchdown to Pofele Ashlock with 17 seconds left in the first half. Hawaii takes a stunning 17-0 lead with 17 seconds left in the first half.
11:22: Former Saint Louis quarterback AJ Bianco takes over at quarterback for Nevada. He was also once a UH commit. The Wolf Pack go three-and-out and punt to the Hawaii 35 with 2:39 left in the first half. Hawaii has one timeout remaining.
11:14: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Hawaii gets to the Nevada 1 and it gets finished off by a Dalen Morris run. UH takes a 10-0 lead with 3:54 left in the first half.
11:07: Hawaii forces a three-and-out of its own and gets the ball back on its own 43 with 8:19 left in the second quarter. Rainbow Warrior defense has definitely come out to play.
11:04: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts to the Nevada 24 with 9:40 left in the second quarter.
10:59: Hawaii’s defense forces another punt after giving up a big gain. UH’s offense begins its next drive from its own 20 with 10:41 left in the first half after a touchback.
10:52: Hawaii takes a 3-0 lead on Matthew Shipley’s 49-yard field goal, good for UH’s first lead since Oct. 14 against San Diego State.
10:47: Hawaii forces a FUMBLE and recovers on its own 48 with 14:53 left in the second. The ball was punched out by Isaiah Tufaga and recovered by Elijah Palmer.
10:41: Another stale offensive drive with penalties on its offensive line ends in a punt for Hawaii. Nevada ball on its own 41 with 46 seconds left in the first quarter.
10:33: This one appears to be a defensive battle as the UH defense forces another pint. Hawaii takes over from its own 15 with 5:40 left in the first quarter.
10:27: Another Hawaii drive stalls after it appeared Jonah Panoke gained a first down and was targeted, but after further review, the catch in Nevada territory was ruled incomplete and the targeting call was rescinded. Panoke still absorbed a troubling blow to the head and it’s unclear if he’ll play again today. Hawaii punts to the Nevada 25 with 8:25 left in the first quarter. Still scoreless.
10:15: Hawaii forces a three-and-out and will begin from its own 34 with 10:43 left in the first quarter.
10:13: Hawaii gets as far as the Nevada 43 and punts on fourth and short. Nevada gets the ball in its own red zone.
10:07 a.m. HST: Nevada wins the coin toss and defers to the second half. Hawaii will begin on its own 25 after a touchback.