Homecoming has arrived for the University of Hawaii football team.
It’s also arrived for San Jose State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, who was born and raised on Oahu, graduated from Saint Louis and spent the first four years of his college career at UH.
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Cordeiro is 1-0 against Hawaii, but has yet to play against them in the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. Overall, San Jose State has won three straight games against Hawaii. Both programs are now 22-22-1 against each other in all-time matchups.
In 2023, the Spartans are 3-5 and are looking to creep into bowl eligibility, while Hawaii is looking to break a three-game skid to start Mountain West play.
Which side will prevail on Saturday? Stay with KHON2 for live updates below:
San Jose State 35, Hawaii 0, Final
9:00: San Jose State runs out the clock to finish out a 35-0 win. A bleak defeat for the ‘Bows, who fall to 2-7. Hawaii had not been shut out at home since 1998.
8:55: Farrell is intercepted by Nick Jenkins.
8:48: Backup quarterback Jake Farrell has entered the game for UH.
8:46: TOUCHDOWN SPARTANS. Chevan Cordeiro throws a dot to Nick Nash for a 24-yard touchdown. Hawaii’s deficit is now 35-0 with 6:45 left.
8:36: Another UH punt.
8:33: Hawaii forces another SJSU punt and takes over from its own 20 with 11:56 left.
8:29: Hawaii punts to the SJSU 30 with 14:52 left in the fourth quarter.
8:19: Hawaii gets a fourth-and-goal stop at its own 5 with 3:43 left in the third quarter.
8:10: Brayden Schager is INTERCEPTED by Jay’Vion Cole to the UH 49 with 7:41 left in the third quarter.
8:06: Hawaii appears to punt yet again but its a FAKE. Matthew Shipley runs for 17 yards, Hawaii’s longest rush of the day.
8:02: Hawaii will begin from its own 25 after a touchback on the ensuing kickoff.
7:58: TOUCHDOWN SAN JOSE. Kairee Robinson explodes for a 52-yard run to give San Jose State a 28-0 lead with 12:15 left in the third. Things are looking really bleak for UH.
7:55: Hawaii goes three-and-out again and punts from its own end zone. SJSU takes over from its own 48 with 12:26 left in the third.
7:52: Hawaii does what it needed to do and forces a three-and-out and punt. UH takes over on its own 15 with 13:50 left in the third quarter down 21-0.
7:49: San Jose State will begin from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.
7:28: Halftime ends with Hawaii trailing 21-0. San Jose State will receive the second half kickoff.
7:26: Hawaii will start from its own 25 with 38 seconds left and no timeouts.
7:25: TOUCHDOWN SJSU. Kairee Robinson takes a 2-yard handoff to the end zone. Hawaii trails 21-0 with 38 seconds left in the second quarter.
7:17: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts to the San Jose 29 with 3:03 left.
7:10: Hawaii will start from its own 25 after a touchback and 5:16 left in the second. UH will need a score to stay in the game, as SJSU will receive the second half kickoff.
7:08: TOUCHDOWN SPARTANS. Cordeiro finds Nick Nash for an 8-yard touchdown on a fade route. Hawaii trails 14-0 with 5:16 left in the first half. Hawaii has already used all three of its timeouts, which have all come on defense.
6:53: Hawaii’s drive stalls near midfield once again and the ‘Bows punt to the SJSU 14 with 13:26 left in the second quarter.
6:47: Solo Vaipulu runs for a first down to the SJSU 48 as the first quarter clock expires. Hawaii trails 7-0 after one quarter.
6:46: Kairee Robinson appears to have a huge gain but he FUMBLES (forced by Isaiah Tufaga) and it’s recovered by Virdell Edwards at the Hawaii 38 with six seconds left in the first quarter.
6:42: Another drive ends in a punt for Hawaii. San Jose State gets the ball back at its own 13 with 2:11 remaining in the first.
6:38: Hawaii gets the ball on its own 35 after the ensuing kickoff goes out of bounds.
6:37: TOUCHDOWN San Jose State. Hawaii appeared to force a three-and-out, but an unsportsmanlike penalty call on linebacker Jalen Smith extends SJSU’s drive. The Spartans make the most of their mulligan and drive down the field methodically, ending with a 5-yard Quali Conley touchdown. Hawaii trails 7-0 with 4:07 left in the thirst quarter.
6:26: Hawaii moves the ball but can’t get past midfield and punts. San Jose State will take over from its own 7 with 10:47 left in the first.
6:17: SJSU goes three-and-out. Former Hawaii kicker Kyler Halvorsen’s 31-yard field goal attempt is NO GOOD. Hawaii takes over on its own 14 with 13:55 left in the first quarter.
6:07: The opening kickoff is FUMBLED by Hawaii and recovered by San Jose State at the UH 6. Scary scene as there’s an extended injury break for Cam Stone.
6:06: San Jose State wins the toss and defers. Hawaii will receive to begin this game.