The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa football team got off to a slow start and couldn’t recover in a 51-31 loss to Utah State University on October 30 at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah. The Rainbow Warriors dropped to 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the Mountain West.
The Aggies stung the Warriors with a big-play passing game while stifling the Rainbow Warrior resurgent running game en route to their sixth straight win in the series.
After missing the last three games, Chevan Cordeiro returned as UH’s starting quarterback. Cordeiro finished 23-of-39 for 296 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Both Dedrick Parson and Calvin Turner Jr. posted 100-yard receiving games while also each finding the end zone.
But after rushing for better than 200 yards in three of its last four games, UH finished with a season low 12 yards. UH also turned the ball over three times and surrendered five sacks.
Darius Muasau led the UH defense with a season-high 16 tackles, including 2.5 for loss as UH recorded a season-high 11 in the category.
The Warriors now return home for a nationally televised game versus San Diego State on November 6 at 5 p.m. HST. For the first time, UH will be able to welcome a full capacity home crowd at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.