Live blog: New Mexico State at Hawaii


Hawaii head coach Todd Graham talks to his team on the bench against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

In its first game in front of home fans since Nick Rolovich was the head coach, the University of Hawaii football team will take on New Mexico State in a rare nonconference rematch at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.

The Rainbow Warriors bested the Aggies 41-21 on Sept. 25, but are expected to miss a bevy of players for the second matchup between the two teams, including quarterback Chevan Cordeiro (limited) and running back Dae Dae Hunter (out).

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A total of 1,000 fans will be on hand for what amounts to UH football’s first sellout since 2007. The game will also serve as Colt Brennan Tribute Night.

Stay with KHON2 for live updates of the game.

Hawaii 48, New Mexico State 34, Final

9:18: Hawaii runs out the clock and 48-34 is your final score.

9:10: New Mexico State turns it over on downs at the Hawaii 40 with 2:02 left. The Aggies have three timeouts remaining and will most likely use them here as UH tries to run out the clock.

9:04: NMSU will begin from its own 25 after a Halvorsen touchback.

9:02: TOUCHDOWN UH. Parson’s third TD of the day from three yards out gives UH a 48-34 lead over New Mexico State with 4:16 left.

8:55: Hawaii to begin on its own 25 after the touchback.

8:55: TOUCHDOWN NMSU. The ‘Bows continue to allow the Aggies to stick around in this game after Johnson’s second rushing touchdown of the day. Hawaii’s lead is trimmed to 41-34 with 7:48 left in the game.

8:40: New Mexico State will begin from its own 25 after Halvorsen’s touchback.

8:38: TOUCHDOWN RAINBOW WARRIORS. Darius Muasau takes an interception 75 yards to pay dirt as Hawaii takes a 41-27 lead with 12:06 remaining.


8:29: The third quarter comes to an end with Hawaii leading 34-27. New Mexico State has second-and-5 at its own 30 to begin the fourth quarter.

8:27: NMSU starting from its own 5 after a penalty on the kickoff.

8:26: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. In the next play from scrimmage, Calvin Turner makes a 75-yard house call to give UH a 34-27 lead with 1:18 left in the third.

8:23: TOUCHDOWN AGGIES. Juwaun Price with a 46-yard run TO THE HOUSE. Albertson’s PAT is good and this game is TIED at 27 at 1:30 left in the third.

8:18: New Mexico State to begin from its own 14 after the kickoff.

8:15: Hawaii gets into the red zone but not into the end zone. A 27-yard Shipley field goal gives UH a 27-20 lead with 4:27 left in the third quarter.

8:07: Hawaii to start from its own 23 after Edwards’ return.

8:04: TOUCHDOWN NEW MEXICO STATE. NMSU quarterback Jonah Johnson with a 1-yard score cuts the Hawaii lead to 24-20 with 8:01 left in the third.

7:57: Hawaii seems to be putting together a nice drive but Schager gets SACKED and fumbles at midfield, which is recovered by New Mexico State with 11:27 left in the third.

7:51: Hawaii starts from its own 25 after the second half kickoff goes for a touchback.


7:30: Tru Edwards returns the kick to the Hawaii 25. The Warriors run out the clock despite having a timeout and carry a 24-13 lead into the break. UH will receive to start the second half.

7:26: Hawaii forces a 43-yard field goal attempt by Albertson, which is good with 34 seconds left in the first half. Hawaii still leads, 24-13.

7:23: New Mexico State’s punt is FUMBLED and RECOVERED at the Hawaii 42.

7:22: Hawaii forces a three-and-out of its own and gets the ball back on its own with 2:

7:19: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts, giving New Mexico State the ball back on its 29 with 3:05 left in the first half.

7:17: Hawaii to start from its own 26 after the kickoff return, which was fumbled by Calvin Turner but then recovered.

7:14: TOUCHDOWN NEW MEXICO STATE. Juwaun Price takes a handoff 56 yards TO THE HOUSE on third-and-1. Albertson’s PAT is good and cuts the Hawaii lead to 24-10 with 5:05 left in the second quarter.

7:10: Another Halvorsen touchback gives New Mexico State the ball on its own 25.

7:07: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Parson caps off the drive with his second touchdown of the day, this time from one yard out. Shipley’s PAT gives Hawaii a 24-3 lead with 6:56 remaining in the first half.

7:00: Hawaii forces another three-and-out and punt after New Mexico State elects to not to go for it on fourth-and-inches. Hawaii ball on its own 26 with 12:09 left in the first half.

6:57: Aggies will start from their own 25 after yet another Halvorsen touchback.

6:55: TOUCHDOWN UH. Khoury Bethley with a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown, and the 1,000 fans here at Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex are loving it. Shipley’s extra point extends the Hawaii lead to 17-3 with 13:38 left in the third quarter.


6:49: The first quarter ends with Hawaii leading 10-3. New Mexico State has second-and-10 at the Hawaii 40 when play resumes in the second quarter.

6:46: New Mexico State starts from its own 25 after another Halvorsen touchback.

6:44: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Dedrick Parson caps off UH’s steady drive with a 9-yard rushing score. Shipley’s PAT is good and Hawaii leads 10-3 with 1:12 in the first quarter.

6:38: Hawaii to begin from its own 21 after Tru Edwards’ kick return.

6:37: After multiple penalties and delays, New Mexico State ties the game with a 27-yard field goal by Ethan Albertson with 4:41 left in the first quarter.

6:24: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts. New Mexico State gets the ball back at the Hawaii 40 aith 8:08 left in the first quarter.

6:19: New Mexico State manages to gain a first down but end up punting from its own 45. Hawaii gets the ball to begin its next possession on its own 8 with 8:52 remaining in the first quarter.

6:16: NMSU ball on its own 25 after another Halvorsen touchback on the kickoff.

6:14: Hawaii drives deep into New Mexico State territory but can’t produce a touchdown. Instead, Matthew Shipley sinks a 41-yard field goal to give the Rainbow Warriors a 3-0 lead with 10:37 remaining in the first quarter.

6:10: Hawaii forces a three-and-out and punt. Calvin Turner returns the punt to the Hawaii 34 with 13:14 left in the first quarter. Brayden Schager receives the start at quarterback.

6:07: Kyler Halvorsen’s kickoff sails into the end zone for a touchback. NMSU will begin from its own 25.

6:06 p.m.: Hawaii wins the coin toss and defers. New Mexico State will receive to begin this game.


PREGAME: Chevan Cordeiro has taken reps at quarterback, but it appears that true freshman Brayden Schager is once again taking all the first team snaps at quarterback. Saturday is shaping up to be Schager’s third consecutive start and his fifth game overall. Meanwhile, usual starting running back Dae Dae Hunter is out with a shoulder injury. It appeared he was dressed in sweatpants with tape on his shoulder.

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