Warriors kicker Meskell named MWC Special Teams player of the week

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University of Hawaii kicker Ryan Meskell received the Mountain West’s Special Teams Player of the Week award after helping the Rainbow Warriors to a dramatic 44-41 road win over San Jose State in five overtimes.

The junior from Gold Coast, Australia, tied his career-high with three field goals made, including a pair of overtime field goals. After converting on a 25-yard attempt in UH’s opening drive, Meskell missed his first two field goal attempts in overtime. However, he rebounded to nail his next two, first a 35-yarder to force a fifth overtime and then another 35-yarder on UH’s next offensive possession that proved to be the eventual game-winner.

Meskell, who is second on the team in scoring (50), is 7 of 9 on field goals and 29 of 30 on PATs this season. Meskell is the fifth UH player  to win the MW Special Teams Player of the Week award and first since Viane Moala in 2016.

The Warriors (5-1) look for their third straight win when they host Wyoming in Mountain West matchup this Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

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