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McDonald leads Hawaii past Colorado State 43-34

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Cole McDonald led the Hawaii Warriors to their first win in Fort Collins since 1988, picking apart Colorado State's secondary in a 43-34 win over the Rams on Saturday night after nearly blowing a 30-point lead.

McDonald threw for 418 yards and three TDs, including a 55-yarder to Cedric Byrd that made it 37-7.

With his counterpart, University of Washington graduate transfer K.J. Carta-Samuels throwing for 537 yards and five touchdowns, McDonald and the Warriors had to fend off a furious Rams rally.

It included a four-play, 99-yard scoring drive and a 9-yard TD toss to Izzy Matthews that pulled CSU to 40-34 with 4:42 remaining.

The Rams didn't try an onside kick after that, and Tristin Kamaka's fair catch at the Hawaii 13 gave the Warriors the ball at their 25 thanks to a new NCAA kickoff rule.

McDonald hit John Ursua for 10 yards on third-and-3 at midfield with a couple minutes left and Ryan Meskell's 35-yard field goal with 44 seconds left sealed it.

Despite a delay of game call to start the game, the Warriors (1-0, 1-0 Mountain West) were nearly unstoppable, scoring on all but one of their first-half possessions in taking a 23-7 lead into the locker room on their way to their first win at CSU since Sept. 10, 1988.

The Rams (0-1, 0-1), coming off a third straight bowl appearance, figured to be ahead of the Warriors, coming off a 3-9 season, but missing coach Mike Bobo for much of the two weeks leading into their opener apparently took its toll in the first half.

Bobo spent 10 days in the hospital for peripheral neuropathy after experiencing numbness in his feet. He called offensive plays from the coaches' box.

THE TAKEAWAY

Hawaii: Snapping a five-game road losing skid is just what coach Nick Rolovich needed to jump-start his program.

Colorado State: This was the last thing Bobo needed with the Rams heading into a brutal stretch that includes games against Colorado, Arkansas and Florida.

UP NEXT

Hawaii: The Warriors host Navy (0-0) on Saturday when former Hawaii QBs Rolovich and Ken Niumatalolo square off.

Colorado State: The Rams have a short week before hosting the University of Colorado (0-0) in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the Denver Broncos' stadium.

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Scoring Summary
No Scoring Plays
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Hawaii 2-0 101314643
Colorado State 0-2 70131434
0 PASS YDS 0
0 RUSH YDS 0
0 TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. McDonald 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.2% 428 6 0 209.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.2% 428 6 0 209.2
C. McDonald 30/41 428 6 0
K. Cassel 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 167.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 167.2
K. Cassel 1/1 8 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
F. Holly III 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 82 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 82 1
F. Holly III 17 82 1 28
D. Furuta 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
D. Furuta 7 35 0 12
M. Reed 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
M. Reed 3 22 0 14
C. McDonald 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 -14 0
C. McDonald 6 -14 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Ursua 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
10 167 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 167 2
J. Ursua 10 167 2 50
J. Ward 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 161 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 161 2
J. Ward 6 161 2 75
C. Byrd 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
11 90 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 90 2
C. Byrd 11 90 2 31
D. Furuta 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 0
D. Furuta 2 22 0 14
E. Rooks 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
E. Rooks 1 8 0 8
J. Sharsh 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
J. Sharsh 1 8 0 8
F. Holly III 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
F. Holly III 1 2 0 2
D. Torres 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Torres 0 0 0 0
T. Kamaka 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 0 0
T. Kamaka 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Hicks 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
K. Hicks 7-0 0.0 0
P. Pavihi 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.5
P. Pavihi 7-2 0.5 0
M. Williams 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
M. Williams 5-0 2.0 0
S. Matautia 27 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
S. Matautia 5-2 0.0 0
I. Okeke 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
I. Okeke 4-0 0.0 0
J. Tavai 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
J. Tavai 4-3 0.0 0
E. Ford 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
E. Ford 3-1 0.0 0
S. Akoteu 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Akoteu 3-0 0.0 0
K. Hune 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Hune 2-0 0.0 0
S. Sanitoa 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Sanitoa 2-0 0.0 0
R. Farris II 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Farris II 2-0 0.0 0
Z. Choi 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
Z. Choi 1-1 0.5 0
B. Ta'ala 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
B. Ta'ala 1-2 0.0 0
T. Eldridge 43 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Eldridge 1-1 0.0 0
J. Tavai 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Tavai 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Meskell 94 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 8/8
SEASON FG XP
1/1 8/8
R. Meskell 1/1 35 8/8 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Gaudion 99 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 43.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 43.0 0
S. Gaudion 1 43.0 0 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Augafa 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 22.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 22.0 25 0
J. Augafa 3 22.0 25 0
C. Byrd 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
C. Byrd 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Keene 35 DL
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 0 0
J. Keene 1 11.0 0 0
C. Byrd 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
C. Byrd 1 3.0 3 0
J. Ward 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
J. Ward 1 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD