UH Football team falls to Louisiana Tech in 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl
Rainbow Warriors end 2018 with an overall record of 8-6.
The University of Hawaii football team fell to Louisiana Tech 31-14 in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Saturday night.
Trailing by a field goal in the first quarter, Rainbow Warriors put in true freshman Chevan Cordeiro at quarterback for Cole McDonald. Cordeiro hit Jason-Matthew Sharsh for a 24-yard touchdown to make it 7-3 Hawaii. It remained 7-3 at halftime.
Hawaii was able to force three turnovers in the first half but was also plagued by penalties.
After halftime, Israel Tucker of the Bulldogs got loose for a 5-yard rushing score to put Louisiana Tech back on top. Then later in the 3rd quarter Jaqwis Dancy caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from J'Mar Smith to stretch the Bulldogs lead to 17-7. Smith kept the ball and ran it in for a score in the final minute of the third quarter to make it 24-7 Louisiana Tech. Smith finished throwing for 285-yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 21-yards and one score.
It was also near the end of the 3rd quarter that Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Jaylon Ferguson got to career sack number 45, breaking Terrell Sugg's record for most all-time in FBS history. Ferguson finished with five tackles and 2.5 sacks.
UH went back and forth between quarterbacks throughout Saturday's game. Cole McDonald finished with 85-yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. Cordeiro finished with 83-yards through the air, one touchdown and one interception.
Rainbow Warriors end 2018 with an overall record of 8-6. Hawaii is now 4-4 in the Hawaii Bowl.