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Hopkins, Army knock off previously unbeaten Hawaii 28-21

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Kelvin Hopkins is feeling confident running Army's option offense three games after three games as a starter.

Hopkins didn't buy into hype of his quarterback matchup against Hawaii's Cole McDonald, the nation's leading passer, stayed with Army's system and turned in a career day.

Hopkins rushed for a team-high 110 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-for-10 passes for 162 yards as Army knocked off unbeaten Hawaii and extended its home winning streak to nine games Saturday.

He became the first Army quarterback to have a 100-yard rushing and 100-yard passing game since Chris Carter against Rutgers on Nov. 21, 2015. The junior scored a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs to give Army a 14-7 lead with 12:54 left in the first half. The quarterback's second touchdown was the first time that Hawaii had trailed in a game this season.

''It's a team game and I just wanted to do my part,'' Hopkins said. ''''My confidence comes from my teammates. They have confidence in me and I have confidence in them. That's what we are building on, just getting comfortable and trusting the guys I have out there in front of me.''

Linebacker Cole Christiansen broke up McDonald's pass in the end zone with 54 seconds left to seal the win for Army (2-1).

McDonald, who entered the game with an NCAA-high 1,165 yards and 13 touchdown passes, faced consistent heat from Army's pass rush and was forced to rush some throws. Army sacked McDonald three times. Senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson recorded two sacks for the Black Knights.

''Getting pressure was key,'' Christiansen said. ''That quarterback is not used to having guys in his face. He's great. Their offense was fantastic. We just prepared really well this well this week and that's why I think we played well.''

Hawaii opened the game with a quick strike. McDonald capped a five-play, 75-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass to John Ursua. McDonald and Ursua would connect again in the fourth quarter and an 80-yard scoring strike for the receiver's seventh touchdown of the season.

McDonald finished 20-for-32 for season-low 321 yards and two touchdowns.

''Hats off to them (Army), they came at us hard,'' McDonald said. ''But, we also kind of shot ourselves in the foot, penalties, dropped ball, bad reads on my part, bad throws. Things that we have to clean up if we want to have an efficient, high-octane offense.''

Junior fullback Connor Slomka added a career-long 48-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Darnell Woolfolk's 3-yard touchdown extended Army's advantage to 28-14 with 9:07 left.

Hawaii, which arrived from a 5,000-mile, cross-country trek Wednesday in the New York area, dropped to 2-11 in games played in the Eastern Time Zone. The Rainbow Warriors won 31-28 in their last visit to Michie Stadium in 2010.

THE TAKEAWAY

Hawaii: Hawaii's passing attack started off quickly as McDonald completed four of his first five passes on the Rainbow Warriors' first drive and moved the ball in the fourth quarter. But, Hawaii struggled to convert on third down, making 1-of-7 chances.

Army: The Black Knights are no longer a one-dimensional running team with Kelvin Hopkins at the helm. Army, the nation's rushing leader in 2017, has surpassed its passing total of 361 yards through four games. Hopkins has thrown for 420 yards this season.

UP NEXT

Army plays at No. 4 Oklahoma next Saturday

Hawaii hosts Duquesne next Saturday

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:42
94-R.Meskell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
28
Touchdown 8:42
13-C.McDonald complete to 5-J.Ursua. 5-J.Ursua runs 80 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
80
yds
00:13
pos
20
28
Point After TD 9:01
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 9:01
33-D.Woolfolk runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
93
yds
05:59
pos
14
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:46
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 3:46
25-C.Slomka runs 48 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
03:19
pos
14
20
Point After TD 7:05
94-R.Meskell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 7:05
5-J.Ursua runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
70
yds
05:32
pos
13
14
Point After TD 12:46
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 12:46
8-K.Hopkins runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
14
plays
64
yds
05:02
pos
7
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:17
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:17
8-K.Hopkins runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
5
plays
66
yds
02:42
pos
7
6
Point After TD 13:08
94-R.Meskell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:08
13-C.McDonald complete to 5-J.Ursua. 5-J.Ursua runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
01:52
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 18
Rushing 3 12
Passing 11 6
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 1-7 11-19
4th Down Conv 0-2 3-4
Total Net Yards 345 465
Total Plays 45 76
Avg Gain 7.7 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 41 303
Rush Attempts 13 66
Avg Rush Yards 3.2 4.6
Net Yards Passing 304 162
Comp. - Att. 20-32 6-10
Yards Per Pass 9.5 16.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-17 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-30 5-70
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-37.3 3-37.7
Return Yards 63 11
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-63 1-11
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 4/5
Extra Points 3/3 4/4
Field Goals 0/1 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Hawaii 3-1 770721
Army West Point 2-1 7140728
304 PASS YDS 162
41 RUSH YDS 303
345 TOTAL YDS 465
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. McDonald 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 321 2 0 167.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 321 2 0 167.4
C. McDonald 20/32 321 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Furuta 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 21 0
D. Furuta 3 21 0 12
C. McDonald 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 19 0
C. McDonald 6 19 0 28
F. Holly III 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
F. Holly III 2 1 0 1
J. Ursua 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 1
J. Ursua 1 1 1 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Ursua 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 123 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 123 2
J. Ursua 6 123 2 80
C. Byrd 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 80 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 80 0
C. Byrd 6 80 0 50
M. Armstrong-Brown 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 44 0
M. Armstrong-Brown 3 44 0 21
D. Stubblefield 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 35 0
D. Stubblefield 1 35 0 35
J. Ward 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
J. Ward 1 20 0 20
D. Furuta 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 11 0
D. Furuta 2 11 0 9
F. Holly III 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
F. Holly III 1 8 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Meskell 94 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
0/0 3/3
R. Meskell 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Gaudion 99 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 38.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 38.0 0
S. Gaudion 3 38.0 0 42
B. Scruton 36 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 35.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 35.0 0
B. Scruton 1 35.0 0 35
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Augafa 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 21.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 21.0 23 0
J. Augafa 3 21.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 162 0 0 196.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 162 0 0 196.1
K. Hopkins Jr. 6/10 162 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 110 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 110 2
K. Hopkins Jr. 20 110 2 26
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 70 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 70 1
D. Woolfolk 19 70 1 7
C. Slomka 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 62 1
C. Slomka 9 62 1 48
F. Cooper 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 29 0
F. Cooper 6 29 0 18
C. Holt 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 24 0
C. Holt 7 24 0 5
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
A. Davidson 3 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Holt 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 63 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 63 0
C. Holt 1 63 0 63
C. Hayes 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 43 0
C. Hayes 2 43 0 28
G. Coates 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 29 0
G. Coates 1 29 0 29
A. Hobbs IV 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
A. Hobbs IV 1 15 0 15
F. Cooper 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
F. Cooper 1 12 0 12
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
K. Walker 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Brinson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
K. Brinson 2-0 2.0 0
J. Nachtigal 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Nachtigal 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Salyers 1 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
0/1 4/4
L. Salyers 0/1 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Z. Potter 17 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 25.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 25.5 2
Z. Potter 2 25.5 2 28
N. Schrage 38 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 62.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 62.0 1
N. Schrage 1 62.0 1 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. McCoy 36 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
S. McCoy 1 11.0 11 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HAWAII 25 1:52 5 75 TD
11:29 HAWAII 12 2:24 7 64 Downs
6:17 HAWAII 25 0:51 3 -3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:37 HAWAII 35 5:32 10 65 TD
3:42 HAWAII 22 0:54 3 -6 Punt
0:07 HAWAII 16 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:13 HAWAII 13 1:27 3 8 Punt
2:17 HAWAII 15 2:15 8 18 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:55 HAWAII 20 0:13 1 80 TD
3:00 HAWAII 27 2:00 9 67 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 ARMY 25 1:26 3 1 Punt
8:59 ARMY 34 2:42 5 66 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:15 ARMY 36 5:02 14 64 TD
7:05 ARMY 25 3:19 6 75 TD
2:35 HAWAII 48 2:17 7 38 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ARMY 23 6:29 11 41 Punt
6:37 ARMY 44 4:11 7 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARMY 27 5:59 12 73 TD
8:42 ARMY 25 5:36 11 47 Downs
0:54 ARMY 11 0:00 1 -2