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UNLV wins on late field goal

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:27 p.m. HST, Oct 12, 2013

At the beginning of the season, most University of Hawaii football followers figured the Rainbow Warriors had a shot at getting a win in tonight's Mountain West Conference meeting against Nevada Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.

But at the halfway point of the 2013 campaign, it's the UNLV Rebels riding a four-game win streak with Hawaii still without a victory through six starts.

UNLV place-kicker Nolan Kohorst hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Rebels a 39-37 win after Hawaii had retaken the lead on a 48-yard touchdown pass from Sean Schroeder to Chris Gant as Tyler Hadden added the PAT to make it 37-36 with 1:44 remaining in the game. But it wasn't enough for this hard-luck team that is 0-6 overall and 0-4 in MWC play. The Rebels are 4-2 for the season and 2-0 in league play.

After giving up 23 unanswered points in the second half, Hawaii scored 20 unanswered of their own to retake the lead in this back-and-forth affair that saw the Rebels gain control with 17 points in the third quarter.

The Rebels took the opening kickoff after intermission and drove 75 yards on 12 plays to regain the advantage. The final play was a 10-yard touchdown pass from UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring to receiver Anthony Williams at the 12:04 mark of the third quarter. Kohorst added the PAT to give UNLV a 20-17 lead.

The Rebels added another three on a 42-yard field goal by Kohorst, his third of the game, to make it 23-17 with 8:13 remaining in the third quarter and added a touchdown on their next series, going 65 yards on nine tough plays. Rebels running back Tim Cornett punctuated the series with a 5-yard scoring run, his second of the game, as Kohorst put through the PAT to make it 30-17 with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.

UNLV increased the margin with another score after a UH fumble by wideout Donnie King set up a first and goal for the Rebels. Two plays later, Herring ran a perfect quarterback draw from 8 yards out to score and make it 36-17 with 13:11 remaining in the game. The try for 2 failed.

Hawaii finally stopped the bleeding with a nine-play, 72-yard drive that ended on a 15-yard scoring run by Steven Lakalaka as the try for 2 failed to make it 36-23 with 8:11 remaining in the game.

The Rainbows ran it to 14 unanswered points with a quick 48-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Billy Ray Stutzmann as Hadden added the PAT to make it 36-30 with six minutes remaining.

In an equally crazy first half that saw no points in the opening period, Hawaii scored first on a 31-yard field goal by Hadden that culminated an 11-play, 48-yard drive at the 12:46 mark of the second quarter. The Rebels came back on an 11-play drive of their own that resulted in a 35-yard field goal by Kohorst that made it 3-3 with 9:22 remaining in the half.

The Warriors squandered an 86-yard kickoff return by Bubba Poueu-Luna that gave UH the ball at the 10. After a variety of penalties, Hadden was to attempt a 39-yard field goal, but a bad snap left UH with no points.

The Rebels took over at their own 22 and drove to the UH 1, but had to settle for a 19-yard field goal by Kohorst that ended a 10-play, 77-yard drive to give UNLV a 6-3 lead with 4:02 remaining in the half.

Back came Hawaii on a nice scoring drive of 57 yards on only four plays. The big one was a 36-yard keeper by freshman quarterback Ikaika Woolsey that gave the Warriors a first and 10 at the UNLV 12. Schroeder hit a wide open King from there as Hadden added the PAT to make it 10-6 with 2:26 remaining in the half.

But back came the Rebels on a four-play scoring drive of their own as Cornett scored from 1 yard out. Kohorst added the PAT to make it 13-10 with 1:35 remaining in the half.

Not to be outdone, the Warriors added another touchdown of their own. The five-play, 59-yard drive ended on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Gant as Hadden made the PAT to give UH a 17-13 advantage with 32 seconds left in the half

Twice in the first quarter, the Rebels drove into Warriors territory and twice Hawaii held UNLV on big fourth-down attempts. The first time was on a fourth and goal at the UH 2 that ended with a sack of Herring by Beau Yap. The second time, the Rebels had fourth and 1 at the UH 18, but Cornett was stuffed by UH linebacker Art Laurel for a loss of 2.

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false wrote:
GET CONTROL OF YOUR WEBSITE: Your pop-up window asking me to sign up for breaking news and it s really annoying me I'm paying for the paper, I get the emails, now please MR PUBLISHER - GET OUT OF MY FACE AND LET ME GET WHAT I PAID FOR - READING THE NEWS
on October 12,2013 | 04:18PM
RichardCory wrote:
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on October 12,2013 | 05:51PM
droid wrote:
Don’t give false a clue. He’s irritating enough without you empowering him with internet tools.
on October 12,2013 | 10:05PM
frontman wrote:
Boy was I wrong...............I had UH winning....................... must have had a wet dream. And then for the Wahine to lose. The Big West might ne too much for them. Or OVER RATED
on October 12,2013 | 07:21PM
allie wrote:
agree..if you are paying, you should not have to read bad ads
on October 13,2013 | 07:38AM
IAmSane wrote:
People actually pay for this? LOL
on October 13,2013 | 09:39AM
false wrote:
Irritating no? What's up with the SA with these non-ending pop-ups? The two falses make a truth. And while you're at it, give all of us "falses" our original screen name back. Just because we sometimes don't agree with the SA editors. If there was a competing newspaper, I for one wouldn't be posting here.
on October 12,2013 | 04:41PM
allie wrote:
on October 13,2013 | 07:38AM
kaupena wrote:
We really need to win this one.
on October 12,2013 | 04:48PM
kailua000 wrote:
I got that breaking news and I was thrilled...till I looked at ESPN box scores and realized it was after the half when I saw it. by OMG really? they were ahead by 4 points at the half and thats News? Breaking news would have been they were ahead by a couple touchdowns. Good grief.
on October 12,2013 | 05:24PM
shirooobin wrote:
Update please
on October 12,2013 | 05:45PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Hawaii has to go undefeated from hereon out to make the Hawaii Bowl.
on October 12,2013 | 06:01PM
RKC808 wrote:
They will make the TOILET BOWL
on October 12,2013 | 06:54PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Now, that is funny. Maybe it's time to flush. For most people,having too much bad Chow, they would run to the bathroom, up chuck - and flush. Most people except the UH and the football-crazy people of Hawaii. Amazing. Best thing about Chow now is his gift of gab. Boy, he can really tell stories. If you listen to those stories, he wins 6-0, hands down. Record coming -- 0 and 12. No bowl. And the next year, wow, 0 and 12. What was the longest string of losses for UH - 0 and 19? I guess Chow will set a new UH record, alright. Maybe UH can convince the ILH to have a UH - ILH playoff. They might finally win one.
on October 12,2013 | 11:42PM
allie wrote:
honorable old Punahou guy
on October 13,2013 | 07:39AM
808comp wrote:
Sorry, not going to happen.
on October 12,2013 | 07:23PM
goinglobal wrote:
Looks like they are a consistent team consistently lose.
on October 12,2013 | 08:40PM
allie wrote:
It is a phony bowl hon
on October 13,2013 | 07:39AM
TheObserver wrote:
UNLV 43 yd. FG with 0:05 remaining UH's quest for perfection continues!
on October 12,2013 | 06:08PM
hunebasami wrote:
What's new. The team we smoked last year beats us. That means that we are getting better to the Chow's backers. With JJ we believed. We had hope. With Chow they say give him tine. He is old already. 0-6 what a proud record for Chow's gang. FIRE NORM CHOW NOW before all is lost. Chow doesn't have to worry, we will not play the 13 game. He is making sure of that. NO BOWL GAME because that is 13.
on October 12,2013 | 06:35PM
Bdpapa wrote:
JJ was a good football coach, nothing else, end of story!
on October 12,2013 | 07:46PM
allie wrote:
he could never win the big one though
on October 13,2013 | 07:40AM
frontman wrote:
Boy was I wrong...............I had UH winning....................... must have had a wet dream. And then for the Wahine to lose. The Big West might ne too much for them. Or OVER RATED
on October 12,2013 | 07:22PM
64hoo wrote:
the defense did good late in the game until that last drive by UNLV when UH defender was called for a face mask penalty which gave UNLV 15 more yards closer to kick the winning field goal bad break. good game. GO BOWS.
on October 12,2013 | 06:10PM
syhud wrote:
A loss is a loss. No consolation prize is given out here.
on October 12,2013 | 06:25PM
Kapaho wrote:
Whether you lose by 2 points or a hundred points, a loss is a loss. They squandered scoring opportunities and the defense came up big in the second half but they couldn't stop UNLV's last drive with a little over a minute to go. Hope they win at least one game.
on October 12,2013 | 06:21PM
oxtail01 wrote:
You mean the defense woke up after they got slapped around for 23 straight points.
on October 12,2013 | 08:31PM
blackmurano wrote:
Our Warriors fought hard as usual. I don't have anything against our kids. It's Coach Norm Chow and his staff. The last I look, Norm Chow is listed number 3 on the top ten of football head coaches on the "Hot Seat" ready to be fired. To Ben Jay, UH Athletic Director - What you waiting for Ben? Fire Norm Chow and his entire staff, and start the ball rolling for a "real football headcoach" for 2014. The season ends at the end of November. A New coach and an entire new staff can be selected before the end of the season. When the last Rainbow Warrior game is over, the new coach and staff can take over start recruiting for 2014. This season is lost and unfortunately University of Hawaii football is dead.
on October 12,2013 | 06:29PM
ski3779 wrote:
Ben Jay's and the University of Hawaii's, hands are tied. They cannot afford to fire Chow and pay him the balance of his contract, 3 year's worth. Whoever agreed to give Chow a 5 year contract should be blamed. By the time Ben Jay can fire Chow, the football team will have the longest winless streak in Division 1 football. This team is not getting any better, in fact, it is getting worse. Players making stupid mental mistakes. People raving about this past year's recruits, well I do not see it. All I see are a lot of players who would be either 3rd or 4th string on most Major football teams.
on October 12,2013 | 06:55PM
Bdpapa wrote:
There was a clear call for someone with Hawaii ties, that's why we got Chow. Time to stop grumbling and support the guy!
on October 12,2013 | 07:48PM
meat wrote:
" clear call" from who? BTW, Miano, Kaiser graduate, Rolovich, UH QB record holder, thats more than enough ties.
on October 12,2013 | 08:32PM
oxtail01 wrote:
More like Mormon ties.
on October 12,2013 | 08:32PM
goinglobal wrote:
Why should we support the guy? McMackin had a winning record and they fired him??? Only coach on the staff for both championships and they fire him... Norm Chow came in here and fired every assistant coach??? Now he looks like Vonappen!!! Fire chow now... I have season tickets for over a decade and I think it is time to get the grocery bags out.....
on October 12,2013 | 08:35PM
Muzzy996 wrote:
That easy huh . . It took $600k to buy out McMackin's final year . . there's 3 years left on Chow's . . It's hard enough to stomach watching the games, do we need to make it harder by raising the cost to see it by continuing to buy out contracts too?
on October 12,2013 | 09:03PM
bubbaButt wrote:
There's a coach out there, I think his name is Vonchowppen. Hahaha!
on October 12,2013 | 09:35PM
fbiguy wrote:
What is more important "Hawaii ties" or someone who can coach and win. Did Chow have head coaching experience? I think not. Time to Terminate him.
on October 13,2013 | 07:12AM
oxtail01 wrote:
If it's getting worse than UH can't afford NOT to fire Chow.
on October 12,2013 | 08:29PM
goinglobal wrote:
Why not? McMackin 600K plus a write off of another 600k to not coach... Herman Frazier 350k to not be the athletic director...Jim Donovan 200k to be we I am not sure what his second contract was when they fired him as athletic director.... 200k stevie wonder blunder.... 2 million wasted trying to get the first 200k back... 180k for offensive coordinator that chow fired after only 3 practices..... UH has plenty of money to waste its just business as usual.
on October 12,2013 | 08:43PM
cajaybird wrote:
Please send me 200K and I'll stop writing comments.
on October 13,2013 | 08:37AM
allie wrote:
true..no moe firings. State cannot afford it
on October 13,2013 | 07:41AM
cajaybird wrote:
IRT ski377. UH has several players that would start on any college team. UH does not have depth, I agree, but the current talent is at the mercy of the coaches. Wouldn't be interesting to see what the Oregon State coaching staff would do with uh players?
on October 13,2013 | 08:35AM
ski3779 wrote:
Ben Jay's and the University of Hawaii's, hands are tied. They cannot afford to fire Chow and pay him the remainder of his 5 year contract. The person who signed him to a 5 year contract should be blamed. By the time Ben Jay is able to fire Chow, the football team will have the longest winless streak in Division 1 football.
on October 12,2013 | 07:03PM
bubbaButt wrote:
Lets drop down to Division II (FCS) and start winning games!
on October 12,2013 | 09:37PM
waianae94 wrote:
FCS is still Division I AA
on October 12,2013 | 10:17PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Players tried mightily but it's hard to win when the coaching staff ALWAYS gets outcoached, especially in making adjustments at half time.
on October 12,2013 | 06:31PM
ski3779 wrote:
If the players really tried that hard, then why all those stupid mental mistakes. Mental mistakes not coaches fault, it is all on the players. Stupid mental mistakes means only one thing, the players minds are not into the game. Players not focused, all on the players.
on October 12,2013 | 07:09PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Trying hard doesn't mean they're playing smart. THAT is provided by good coaching so the lack of focus and mental awareness IS largely coaches' faults.
on October 12,2013 | 08:24PM
kong2985 wrote:
Good game, but a loss is a loss. Another blemish for Chow Fun record. Think Chow Fun is trying for a record of most losses by a Warrior coach
on October 12,2013 | 06:50PM
warriorrebel wrote:
It's coming and like a tsunami, it's going to crash on Colorado state's shore! UH will win by 21 next week and will win 5 out of their last 6. Not good enough for bowl game, but this team is rising like a big wave. All the haters can jump the bandwagon, just don't get back on when the wheels start turning towards wins. I believe!!! It took coach Hauk 3yrs to turn UNLV and I think coach Chow will follow suit.
on October 12,2013 | 06:52PM
ski3779 wrote:
You must be dreaming, hope you wake up.
on October 12,2013 | 07:00PM
blackmurano wrote:
I like your enthusiasm Warriorrebel. But this game hurt a lot and there is no question it'll affect the next game. iIn the waining moments of the game, that "face mask penalty" against our defense did Hawaii in. It gave UNLV close enough for the winning field gold. I just don't know if we can win any games left on the schedule. Hawaii is in the MWC celler and will end the season in the celler. Warriors fans are rapidly losing interest in our Rainbow Warrior football team. .. except staunch fan like Warriorrebel.
on October 12,2013 | 07:07PM
syhud wrote:
warriorrebel it's time to get up and have your breakfast of spam and eggs now. Obviously you have been sleeping and had a wonderful dream.
on October 12,2013 | 07:29PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Stay positive Brother, we need to believe! Go Rainbow Warriors!
on October 12,2013 | 07:50PM
meat wrote:
U are definitely dreaming, so don't wake up, or u will be very disappointed.
on October 12,2013 | 08:35PM
bubbaButt wrote:
UH will not win next week... Check your schedule, they have a bye next week...
on October 12,2013 | 09:39PM
inverse wrote:
Got any extra of that Maui Wow wee?
on October 13,2013 | 02:22AM
cajaybird wrote:
Warriorrebel: Did you watch the game? I was listening to the UNLV radio broadcast at the game. More than once they (unlv announcers) questioned the UH coaching decisions, which seemed unusual because announcers tend to not be critical of the other team, unless it is blatant, as was the case at UNLV. I'm a strong believer and supporter of UH football, but the program is really out of control. I'm sure the coaches are doing their best, but it's hard to judge the offensive coordinator, for example, when there isn't one! I'd bet you a beer that if June Jones were coaching the last two years with his staff our record would not be 0-6. n fact, I thought JJ was UH's 12th player. How many teams with great talent came HI thinking a "win" , only to lose. Michigan State wanted no part of UH after their loss at Aloha Stadium.
on October 13,2013 | 08:49AM
RKC808 wrote:
Close is not good enough.. The DEFENSE lost the game this time. Well, the COACHING too.
on October 12,2013 | 06:52PM
ski3779 wrote:
Where are my comments, SA. Are you dictating again, who can comment and who cannot. Thought this was a Democratic country. SA you must think you are in a Communist country, or what.
on October 12,2013 | 06:59PM
jussayin wrote:
I thought the Bows was going to win when the call went against UNLV at about the 10 yard line. It looked like the UNLV receiver had caught the ball but the refs upstairs overruled the call on the field. So great break for UH, right? Not to be. Didn't know Chow has a 5 year contract. Who's the fruitcake that did that? Well, we'll have a week off.
on October 12,2013 | 07:09PM
frontman wrote:
Boy was I wrong...............I had UH winning....................... must have had a wet dream. And then for the Wahine to lose. The Big West might ne too much for them. Or OVER RATED
on October 12,2013 | 07:21PM
808comp wrote:
Wahine will be fine.
on October 12,2013 | 08:02PM
Hachiko wrote:
Great performance, Hawai'i. Best victory of the season for the Warriors. Even better victory coming up...Chow getting sacked.
on October 12,2013 | 07:23PM
chuck4664 wrote:
UH the best 0-6 team in he nation. UH should play in the aloha bowl no matter what there record. Hawaii fans will pack the stadium if they play in the Hawaii Bowl. Norm CHow should get a huge raise and a 10 year extension.
on October 12,2013 | 08:01PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Are you Norm Chows agent?
on October 12,2013 | 08:07PM
false wrote:
Umm. I foresee spectators with paper sacks over their head.
on October 12,2013 | 08:14PM
oxtail01 wrote:
No, Chow Fun boxes!
on October 12,2013 | 08:26PM
huponews wrote:
Please, Ben Jay... you need to have a blessing for the locker room and team ASAP. Their are forces tugging in opposite directions because of the name change......Warriors or Rainbows... need a blessing as both together.....if you ignore it, this team may go zero wins..... get it done now.....please...you can feel something is not right....good luck!
on October 12,2013 | 08:23PM
inverse wrote:
Forget blessing, UH needs an exor cism.. UH needs to bring in people with experience in de monic possession.
on October 13,2013 | 02:32AM
Bumby wrote:
If they fail to win and are 0-9 I believe they will look for another HC. Why because the season ticket holders will be even less the following year. Let's say 5,000 don't renew that will be $1.5 million in loss revenue. Solution if Chow is let go, ask Tomey if he will be HC for a $1. and expenses. He hires Rolo and whomever with a 3 year plan that one of his coordinators will be HC after 3 years if they have success. (Winning Percentage) Who knows it may even increase season ticket purchases. The publicity garnered with Tomey for a $1.00 will bring more publicity to the program. How many times has Chow been on the sidelines before being a HC at UH. That is where he is lacking leadership.
on October 12,2013 | 08:56PM
64hoo wrote:
forget rolo all you guys comment about, he is a lousy OC he could not get it done under coach mac when he was OC and Nevada still uses the pistol offense that coach ault had for years its not rolos offensive schemes its chris ault. so forget about rolo aranda, and miano lousy defensive back coach would not want them coaching UH. there losers.
on October 13,2013 | 12:27AM
blunite wrote:
DEAR NORM CHOW, Fire your Defensive Coordinator (Thom Caumeyer)! Look at the points scored against the UH defense: USC: 30 points Oregon State: 33 points Nevada: 31 points Fresno State: 42 points San Jose State: 37 points UNLV: 39 points The Defense is getting worse instead of better. Stop faulting the players when it is clear that Caumeyer has no clue. YOU CAN'T WIN WHEN CAUMEYER IS GIVING UP 39 points each game!!! FIRE HIM BEFORE JAY FIRES YOU. Yours truly, '74 Alumnus
on October 12,2013 | 09:49PM
DocG wrote:
How does UH move Norm & staff on to the "next phase" of their lives ? Please Ben, do something besides beg for money! I don't know if I can watch another game with Norm on the sidelines face in his hands shaking his head while players are running on and off the field trying to figure out who is supposed to out there. Then drawing penalties for illegal subs .... happened more then once in the game. That is simply, 6 games into the season, all about p... poor coaching, period. The flashes of good play shows the ability, if coached correctly, is there. That there are so few "flashes" shows the coaching isn't. PLEASE Ben !!
on October 12,2013 | 10:06PM
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