As the University of Hawaii football team attempts to cleanse itself from its Week 0 debacle against Vanderbilt, it’ll do so with a new starting quarterback.

Pittsburgh transfer Joey Yellen is making the start behind center for the Rainbow Warriors as the team looks to start anew. Last week’s starter, Brayden Schager, will be available off the bench if needed.

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Western Kentucky 49, Hawaii 17, Final

9:39: Hawaii turns it over on downs at the Western Kentucky 1 and the Hilltoppers run the clock out. 49-17 is your final score. Hawaii falls to 0-2, while WKU improves to 2-0.

9:37: Hawaii turns it over on downs at the WKU 1.

9:28: Davion Ervin-Pondexter’s two-yard score gives WKU a 49-17 lead with 5:20 left.

9:25: The ensuing kickoff is FUMBLED and recovered at the UH 8.

9:21: TD WKU. Reed punches it in from two yards out, giving WKU a 42-17 lead with 5:58 left.

9:15: Nasjzae Bryant-Lelei finishes off UH’s drive with the first college TD of his career. UH cuts the deficit to 35-17.

9:07: Hawaii will start from its own 42 after the kickoff.

9:03: WESTERN KENTUCKY TOUCHDOWN. Kye Robichaux runs up the middle for a 7-yard score, extending WKU’s lead to 35-10 with 12:35 left in the fourth quarter.


8:52: Malik Hausman intercepts Austin Reed at the Hawaii 33, the first time UH’s defense has forced a turnover all season.

8:42: Hawaii turns the ball over on downs with Schager’s fourth interception of the day at the WKU 6 with 3:17 left in the third.

8:34: Hawaii to begin from its own 33 after the kickoff after a return by Jalen Perdue.

8:31: Western Kentucky extends its lead after a 17-yard TOUCHDOWN reception by Jaylen Hall with 7:37 left in the third.

8:28: On fourth down, Schager is INTERCEPTED by Kaleb Oliver, who takes it to the Hawaii 17 with 7:44 left in the third.

8:22: Hawaii forces a three-and-out and gets the ball back on its own 33 with 9:42 left in the third.

8:17: Hawaii gets into WKU territory but not quite in field goal range on fourth down. Hilltoppers will start from their own 20 with 10:24 left in the third quarter.

8:10: Hawaii gets a three-and-out on defense and will start from its own 28 with 13:34 left in the third.

8:08: Western Kentucky will begin the second half from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.


7:46: Hawaii takes a knee and heads into halftime down 21-10, the same score as the end of the first half last week. WKU will receive to start the second half.

7:46: Hawaii holds WKU to a 26-yard field goal attempt, which is NO GOOD. Hawaii takes over at its own 20 with 27 seconds remaining in the half.

7:42: Schager is INTERCEPTED by Upton Stout, who returns it to the UH 13.

7:38: Hawaii will begin from its own 23 after the kickoff return.

7:37: TOUCHDOWN HILLTOPPERS: Joshua Simon takes a reverse flea flicker 47 yards to the house, including breaking five tackles in the final 10 yards. WKU leads 21-10 with 2:52 left in the second quarter.

7:24: Western Kentucky will start from its own 25 after the kickoff touchback.

7:22: TOUCHDOWN HAWAII. Hawaii caps off a 9-play, 75-yard drive with a 9-yard rushing score by Dedrick Parson with 7:40 left in the second quarter. Shipley’s PAT is good and cuts WKU’s lead to 14-10.

7:14: Hawaii will begin from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.

7:11: TOUCHDOWN WKU. Juwuan Jones with a 38-yard interception TO THE HOUSE. Hilltoppers lead 14-3 with 11:36 left in the second quarter.

7:09: Hawaii takes over at its own 25 after the touchback. Brayden Schager has entered the game at quarterback after Yellen completes four of his 11 passes.

7:05: TOUCHDOWN WESTERN KENTUCKY. The Hilltoppers get their first score of the game on Dalvin Smith’s 5-yard pass from Austin Reed. Brayden Narveson’s PAT is good and WKU leads 7-3 with 13:23 left in the second quarter.


6:57: The first quarter ends with Hawaii holding a 3-0 lead. Both teams have been penalized five times in what has been an ugly game so far. Western Kentucky has the ball at the UH 10 with a fresh set of downs to begin the second quarter.

6:50: After a long drive, Yellen is INTERCEPTED at the WKU 32 with 2:24 left in the first.

6:39: Hawaii’s defense has held steady, forcing another three-and-out. ‘Bows will try to get something going starting from their own 32 with 6:04 left in the first quarter.

6:34: Hawaii goes three-and-out as Yellen throws his 14th straight incompletion dating back to last week. Western Kentucky takes over at its own 18 after Shipley’s punt.

6:32: On its first full possession, Western Kentucky turns the ball over on downs at the Hawaii 36 with 8:14 left in the first quarter.

6:22: Western Kentucky will begin its first drive from its own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.

6:20: After getting all the way to the WKU 2, Hawaii settles for a Matthew Shipley 40-yard field goal with 11:46 left in the first quarter. Multiple penalties pushed the ‘Bows back.

6:14: Hawaii goes three-and-out and punts, which is MUFFED and RECOVERED by Riley Wilson at the WKU 3.

6:08: Hawaii will begin from its own 23 after the kickoff return.

6:07 p.m.: Hawaii wins the coin toss and elects to receive.