For the second time this season, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warrior football team found rough sledding against a PAC-12 team on the road with a 45-27 loss to Oregon State on September 11, at Reser Stadium. UH dropped to 1-2 on the season.
UH suffered a devastating first quarter from which it couldn’t recover. The Beavers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in an opening frame that saw UH out-gained, 219-36 yards on offense.
Playing catch-up all night long, UH moved the ball successfully after its shaky start. Despite not throwing for a single yard in the first quarter, Chevan Cordeiro finished with 366 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. Calvin Turner Jr. scored three touchdowns—two rushing and one receiving—while racking up 191 all-purpose yards. Turner (106 yards) and Nick Mardner (110 yards) each finished with 100-yard receiving games while each recorded a touchdown catch.
With the loss UH remains winless in three visits to Corvallis, Oregon.
The Rainbow Warriors open Mountain West play by hosting defending conference champion San Jose State. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. HST at the UH Mānoa Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.