History will be made when the University of Hawaii football team kicks off against Portland State on Saturday.
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On top of attempting to kick off the Ching Complex era with a victory, can the ‘Bows brush off last week’s rough loss at UCLA?
Follow along as KHON2 will provide live updates of the game below.
Hawaii 49, Portland State 35, Final
9:27: PSU can’t get another score and UH runs the clock out. Hawaii wins 49-35.
9:20: Portland State has RECOVERED the onside kick and takes the ball at the Hawaii 44 with 1:10 left.
9:18: Touchdown Portland State. Nate Bennett hauls in an 11-yard pass to cut the lead to 49-35 with 1:13 left.
9:11: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts. Portland State gets the ball on its own 49 with 3:14 remaining.
9:08: Portland State goes for it on fourth-and-goal but fumbles on the Hawaii 15 with 5:44 remaining. That’ll probably do it so long as Hawaii takes care of the ball, which has not been a given this evening.
8:58: Portland State to start from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.
8:57: TOUCHDOWN ‘BOWS: Dae Dae Hunter takes a 59-yard handoff TO THE HOUSE. UH now up 49-28 with 9:58 remaining. That may have put the game away.
8:55: Portland State is faced with a fourth-and-13 from the UH 41 and turns the ball over on downs. Cornerback Cortez Davis was smart to bat down a potential interception in order to give Hawaii better field position. Hawaii takes over with 10:09 left.
8:47: Faced with a fourth-and-2 at midfield, Hawaii goes for it on a wildcat direct snapped to Turner and he is STOPPED SHORT with 12:32 remaining.
8:39: The third quarter ends with Hawaii suddenly leading by just two possessions, 42-28.
8:37: TOUCHDOWN PORTLAND. This might be getting a little interesting. Turner muffs the kickoff and it’s recovered in the end zone as Tyreese Shakir recovers a fumble in the end zone. Hawaii’s lead cut to 42-28 with 12 seconds left in the third quarter.
8:31: TOUCHDOWN VIKES. PSU continues to stick around as Beau Kelly hauls in a 23-yard pass from Alexander. Hawaii leads 42-21 with 20 seconds left in the third quarter.
8:24: Hawaii can’t pick up a first down and punts. Portland State to start from its own 18 with 2:33 left in the third quarter.
8:20: Portland State gets to the Hawaii 2 after a 40-yard gain by Nate Bennett on busted coverage. Cornerback Cameron Lockridge has been ejected on a targeting call and will also miss the first half of next week’s game at Oregon State. DJuan Matthews strips Alexander and recovers on the Hawaii 2 with 5:10 remaining in the third quarter.
8:07: PSU will start from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.
8:04: TOUCHDOWN UH. Parson takes a handoff two yards for another score. Shipley’s PAT makes it 42-14 Hawaii with 7:19 left in the third quarter.
7:59: Hawaii to start from its own 40.
7:56: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. Malik Walker punches it in from a yard out to cut UH’s lead to 35-14 with 10:03 left in the third quarter.
7:51: Cordeiro is INTERCEPTED by Anthony Adams to the Hawaii 40.
7:49: Hawaii forces a three-and-out and punt. Hawaii will start from its own 30 after Turner’s fair catch.
7:46: Kyler Halvorsen’s kickoff to start the second half is fair caught for a touchback. Portland State will begin from its own 25.
7:24: The first half ends as Hawaii leads Portland State 35-7. The Vikings will receive the second half kickoff.
7:22: TOUCHDOWN ‘BOWS: Cordeiro lobs a pass to Aaron Cephus for a 4-yard score. Shipley’s PAT makes it 35-7 with 20 seconds left in the first half.
7:14: PSU tries a screen play but it’s for negative yardage. Dior Scott calls a fair catch on the punt, and UH will start from its own 16 with 3:56 left in the half.
7:11: Portland State calls timeout facing third-and-15 at midfield. Still 28-7 UH with 4:44 left in the second quarter.
7:05: Cordeiro FUMBLES with the ball on the 1-yard line and it’s recovered by Portland State at the 9 yard line with 7:56 left in the second quarter.
6:59: Portland State punts on fourth-and-1 from its own 37 to Turner, who again muffs and recovers the punt on the Hawaii 17 with 11:06 left in the first half.
6:55: An apparent interception by Cortez Davis is nullified by a pass interference call.
6:52: Hawaii goes three-and-out for the first time and punts. Portland State begins from its own 13 after a fair catch, 13:32 remaining in the second quarter.
6:50: Solo Turner’s return has Hawaii starting from its own 42.
6:48: TOUCHDOWN PORTLAND STATE. Mataio Talaemotu hauls in a 39-yard pass from Alexander. Cody Williams knocks the extra point through to make it a 28-7 ballgame with 14:54 left in the second quarter.
6:45: The first quarter ends with Portland State’s biggest gain of the day. The Vikings, down 28-0, will begin on the UH 39 to begin the second quarter and have a fresh set of downs.
6:41: The onslaught continues as Dedrick Parson scores his first TD in a UH uniform on a 17-yard rush. Shipley makes it 28-0 with 22 seconds left in the first quarter.
6:36: Hawaii forces another three-and-out and punt. Turner with a nice return to the Hawaii 33 with 2:55 left in the first quarter.
6:33: Portland State will start from its own 17 as Michael Graham, son of coach Todd Graham, records a tackle on kickoff coverage.
6:31: TOUCHDOWN ‘BOWS. Everything is going Hawaii’s way right now. Cordeiro connects with Jared Smart for a 20-yard touchdown as Shipley’s extra point makes the UH lead 21-0 with 5:41 left.
6:28: PSU quarterback Davis Alexander is INTERCEPTED by Pita Tonga to the PSU 20 with 5:50 left in the first quarter.
6:27: Portland State will start from its own 15 after the kickoff.
6:25: TOUCHDOWN RAINBOW WARRIORS. Calvin Turner works his magic and takes a lateral on a play that seemed to be dead, but reverses field for a 34-yard score. Shipley’s extra point makes the UH advantage 14-0 with 6:26 left in the first quarter.
6:22: Hawaii goes for it on fourth-and-2 at the Portland 47 and converts on a Cordeiro keeper.
6:19: Portland State goes three-and-out. The Vikings elect to punt on fourth-and-1. Hawaii will start from its own 16 after Calvin Turner muffs and recovers the punt with 9:15 left in the first.
6:16: Portland State will begin from its own 28 after the return with 10:29 left in the first quarter.
6:14: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Chevan Cordeiro connects with a wide-open Nick Mardner for a 23-yard score. Matthew Shipley’s extra point is good as Hawaii leads 7-0 with 10:36 left in the first quarter. A smooth 11-play, 75-yard opening drive for the Rainbow Warriors.
6:07: Hawaii will begin from its own 25.
6:07 p.m.: Portland State wins the coin toss and elects to defer. Hawaii will receive to begin this game. A fair share of FCS teams have been winning their Week 1 matchups. It’s imperative that the Rainbow Warriors get off to a fast start today.
Both teams are on the field and warming up. Hawaii is in its new all-black adidas uniforms from head to toe.