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Colorado State beats Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:06 p.m. HST, Oct 27, 2012

In a battle between two teams desperate for a win, Colorado State held off Hawaii to secure a 42-27 victory at today's Mountain West Conference football game in chilly Fort Collins, Colo.

It was the first conference win for Colorado State, as the Rams raised their overall record to 2-6 and are 1-3 in league play. Hawaii fell to 1-6 for the season and 0-4 in the MWC. But you can't say the Warriors didn't have their chances.

Down seven to start the third quarter, Hawaii forced the first of four second-half turnovers to set up a 46-yard field-goal attempt by Tyler Hadden that he missed wide left. The Hawaii defense wasn't fazed by the squandered opportunity. On the ensuing offensive series for the Rams, UH defensive end Paipai Falemalu scooped up a fumble by CSU running back Chris Nwoke, his second of the game, and returned it to the Rams 20-yard line.

A big personal foul penalty by the Rams moved the ball to the 11, but a fourth-down try by UH went awry and CSU dodged another bullet to start the second half. But give the UH defense credit, it forced another turnover, giving the offense a third red-zone opportunity.

But once again, the Rams held, forcing a 26-yard field goal by Hadden that cut the CSU lead to 28-24 with 6:51 left in the third.

On the next CSU series, Hawaii blocked the punt, giving the Warriors more prime real estate at the Rams 35. Pass interference on the first play of the series by CSU moved it to the 20. After an apparent touchdown pass was overturned by replay officials, Hawaii had to settle for another field goal by Hadden, this time from 43 yards out to make it 28-27 with 4:31 left in the third.

Early in the fourth, Hawaii faced a fourth and 2 at the CSU 33 and appeared to have been stopped, but an offside by CSU kept the drive alive. Unfortunately for UH, quarterback Sean Schroeder overthrew a wide-open receiver on the next play and it was picked off by DeAndre Elliott and returned 76 yards for a touchdown. Jared Roberts added the PAT to make it 35-27 with 14:36 left in the game.

CSU sealed the deal with another pick-six late as Schroeder faced a fourth and 13 deep in his own end of the field. Jasen Oden picked it off and returned it for the score. Roberts made the PAT with 1:17 left in the game to make it 42-27.

The first half was equally entertaining.

After holding the Warriors on their initial offensive series, the Rams took over at their own 12-yard line. Two plays later, Nwoke fumbled. UH freshman linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams scooped it up and returned it 12 yards for the touchdown. Hadden added the PAT to give Hawaii a 7-0 advantage with 10:38 left in the opening quarter.

Nwoke made up for it on the Rams' next series. He caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Conner Smith, with Roberts adding the PAT to make it 7-7 with 8:29 left in the opening quarter. The Rams drove 69 yards on five plays to draw even.

But the score wasn't even for long, as Hawaii drove quickly down the field to set up a first and goal at the 7. Two plays later, Schroeder completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gant. Hadden added the PAT to give Hawaii a 14-7 advantage with 4:27 left in the opening quarter.

Schroeder kept the drive alive with a 17-yard run and completed a 24-yard pass to John Lister as UH went 75 yards on nine plays to regain the lead.

Early in the second quarter, Colorado State forced a Hawaii turnover to set up shop at the UH 29-yard line. A penalty by Hawaii gave the Rams first and goal and they made the most of it, as Nwoke scored on a 6-yard run. Roberts hit the PAT to make it 14-14 with 14:09 left in the second.

Colorado State forced a three and out, then returned a punt to the UH 5-yard line. James Skelton needed only one play to score from there and Roberts added the PAT to make it 21-14 with 12:50 left in the half.

The Warriors drove into Colorado State territory on their next offensive series, but a fumble by Joey Iosefa killed it at the CSU 34, giving the Rams all the momentum they would need. Colorado State went 66 yards on only six plays to extend its lead to 28-14 on a 1-yard run by Tommy Morris. Roberts added the PAT with 6:19 left in the half.

The Rams tried an onside kick, but Lister got a great bounce and returned it 45 yards to the Colorado State 1-yard line. On fourth and goal from 2 feet, Schroeder scored from that spot on the field on a sneak to cut the Rams advantage to 28-21 with 5:10 left in the half.

Hawaii picked off Smith on the next offensive series on a nice play by UH linebacker Brenden Daley and the Warriors quickly moved into Rams territory on a 29-yard run by Will Gregory at the CSU 45, but Schroeder was sacked to end the drive.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
Did anyone actually pay for this?
on October 27,2012 | 01:55PM
808comp wrote:
I bought the
on October 27,2012 | 04:38PM
frontman wrote:
Colorado State held off Hawaii to secure a 42-27 ...............held off is 14 - 13, 17 - 13 or even 17 - 10.. UH couldn't score on St. Louis.
on October 27,2012 | 04:59PM
allie wrote:
The stadium is empty as CSU is a real university and rated as a first tier national research university. Few care about football at all. UH should win this game.
on October 27,2012 | 02:13PM
DAGR81 wrote:
Go away already...go to CSU.
on October 27,2012 | 07:38PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
hey, hey, ho, ho, this norman chow has got to go.
on October 27,2012 | 04:18PM
hunebasami wrote:
Norm Ciao. Ciao time should be the next sign.
on October 27,2012 | 06:37PM
haolecrab wrote:
Come on Coach Chow: Just TRY something different. Please, just try. It is broken, so please, just try and fix it. "It will take time" is no reason or excuse to just try...Step out of your box, and try a new plan. This is embarrasing to the fans of Hawaii, not to mention the dedicated players who are willing to "try"....Think about it, please. Colorado just smashed us, after giving us chance after chance.
on October 27,2012 | 04:21PM
hunebasami wrote:
Have you heard you can't teach old dogs new tricks. Who in his right mind would want to send his blue chip son to Hawaii with Norm Chow as coach.
on October 27,2012 | 06:40PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Please Coach Chow give another quarterback a chance. How many over thrown balls before we try someone else. His completiion percentage is horrific. This game is on the quarterback for missing open receivers.
on October 27,2012 | 04:22PM
allie wrote:
As easy as our schedule is, it looks like we don't even go to the phony Hawaii Bowl created for the UH every year.
on October 27,2012 | 04:33PM
hunebasami wrote:
We missed the Hawaii Bowl by one game with Mac and he got fired. What should happen to Chow if he misses by more. Something smells at the UH.
on October 27,2012 | 06:44PM
frontman wrote:
That sissy dance is just not working..............
on October 27,2012 | 06:50PM
paintslinger wrote:
This regime is habbit ridden and predictable in their thinking. They're insisting that their particular concepts of football are going to do the trick....even though they may not have the personel to pull it off. Not only my opinion...results speak for itself.
on October 27,2012 | 04:25PM
hunebasami wrote:
Good coaches will run plays with the personal he has, Bad coaches try to make a right handed player play left handed.
on October 27,2012 | 06:46PM
Hendo wrote:
After watching 6 dreadful and pathetic losses, I think we can safely assume that the principle of sticking with your first string quarterback is much more important than giving the team of the best opportunities of winning games for our current coaching staff. Seems like the coaching priorities are totally out of perspective and I think a change is needed sooner rather than later. At least for me, I don't see things getting better even with a new group of recruits.
on October 27,2012 | 04:29PM
allie wrote:
Season over. It is Chow time!
on October 27,2012 | 04:32PM
Taisho808 wrote:
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on October 27,2012 | 04:31PM
DAGR81 wrote:
on October 27,2012 | 04:57PM
Taisho808 wrote:
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on October 27,2012 | 06:00PM
DAGR81 wrote:
on October 27,2012 | 07:42PM
hunebasami wrote:
You must be a gambler to want to keep Schroeder. I bet you bet against UH and won all the bets. Us that want UH to win we want a change.
on October 27,2012 | 06:55PM
Bayman wrote:
cant disagree about the old people comment...
on October 27,2012 | 05:43PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Hey wait a minute you shouldn't be saying that unless you want to bring kukai into your life. Bachi.
on October 27,2012 | 06:50PM
hunebasami wrote:
We are rebuilding now. In five years Chow will retire in his 70s and we have to rebuild again. What happen with youth like Rolo amd Dave. Even Rich is better than Norm......Look at the three of them now. Rolo showed us what his offense is all about and Norm showed his offense, too.
on October 27,2012 | 06:52PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
Fire Chow hire Rolovich, a proven commodity before Chow recruits anymore pro set style players. The run and shoot is way more entertaining than this debacle.
on October 27,2012 | 04:33PM
hunebasami wrote:
Right on I agree
on October 27,2012 | 06:56PM
808comp wrote:
The offense is useless. The defense gave them chances to score and they come away with 6 points. The QB needs to be replaced.
on October 27,2012 | 04:37PM
hunebasami wrote:
The headcoach needs to be replaced
on October 27,2012 | 06:56PM
808comp wrote:
I bought the PPV package and so far the only thing worth while is the Wahine Volleyball.I have alot of hope for the Wahine Basketball.
on October 27,2012 | 04:40PM
hunebasami wrote:
You should have saved your money. We go to Giovani and get food and drinks and saves money. too.
on October 27,2012 | 06:59PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on October 27,2012 | 04:52PM
kennie1933 wrote:
Been trying to say this ever since the Nevada game. Lots of commenters keep saying give him time...he's a new coach with a new system, and the players need to get used to the new system. I even made a list of all the successful teams with new coaches and new sytems, topping the list with Ohio State. But now, even the scrub teams with new coaches and new systems are beating us! And now, we have Boise State coming to town. They are having a "down" year in terms of beating up opponents and I think we would have had a chance with the old regime but now, I wonder if BSU will score 50, 60, or more. We will not win with Schroeder. David Graves should have transferred to an FCS school....he could have at least played this season and made some team happy. Now, our ONLY hope is South Alabama, and if we lose that game....
on October 27,2012 | 05:10PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
South Alabama held their own against nationally ranked Mississippi State of the SEC when it came to total offense, time of possession and passing yards. True they lost 10-30--but the score isn't reflective and indicative of how well South Alabama played. It would be a mistake for UH to take this team lightly.
on October 27,2012 | 11:32PM
hunebasami wrote:
Why did we pick him up. Something smells. That's why new AD.
on October 27,2012 | 07:00PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Now the guys at Lamarr are really bummed out.
on October 27,2012 | 05:03PM
hawaiinui wrote:
Remember, "Chow Down" time! More like Puk It Up time! Sad, sad, sad.
on October 27,2012 | 05:05PM
haradaty wrote:
Hey, when things dont come out right , you always try something else to fix the problem. Right now try changing the quarterback and see if he can do any better , anything is better than just keeping this up and get in a deeper hole. ,
on October 27,2012 | 05:15PM
hanabata wrote:
Chow stop being stubborn and change the QB, you have nothing to lose!
on October 27,2012 | 05:32PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
nothing to lose but losing!
on October 27,2012 | 05:47PM
hunebasami wrote:
1-6 is not winning unless you are a failure.
on October 27,2012 | 07:03PM
akuman808 wrote:
Watsamatta with you. Chow's strategy is to get the most loses so he has the first pick in the draft. Oops, sorry that's the Pro's not college. I agree, stubborn, hard head and more loses. Go Ducks!! Give um Marcus. lol.
on October 27,2012 | 05:47PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Schroeder is a Senior, isn't he? With a 1-6 record at this point in the season, there's no upside to playing Schroeder anymore. Take any underclassman QB, or rotate ALL of the underclassman QBs and give them game reps. It's Time Chow. Chow Time is over for this year.
on October 27,2012 | 05:47PM
connie wrote:
Uh... Sean Schroeder is a Junior. One more year of eligibility. I hope by now its clear where UHawaii needs help in recruiting. D-line, WR, and maybe LB. RB's look good and O-line, young and gaining experience. And definitely need another QB. I know Taylor Graham is waiting in the wings, but can't have enough strong armed QB's. Go Bows.
on October 27,2012 | 06:33PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Schroeder is a Junior? So he'll be back next year? Is that a good thing?
on October 27,2012 | 06:48PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Next season the starting QB should be Graham.
on October 27,2012 | 09:00PM
kennie1933 wrote:
The OFFICIAL Hawaii Warrior website lists Schroeder as a Senior.
on October 27,2012 | 07:07PM
kennie1933 wrote:
OK, another site lists him as a Junior. Well, no matter.....someone else desrrves a chance!
on October 27,2012 | 08:50PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Schroeder is a junior
on October 27,2012 | 08:57PM
kahili wrote:
UH football needs to execute an advanced directive so it can be allowed to die with dignity. It is awesome to watch UH hopelessly overmatched, out coached and out played. In the west the motto was They Shoot Horses Don't They? Time is here. Next week Chow will say the UH lost because They Did not Execute..
on October 27,2012 | 06:16PM
connie wrote:
They did not execute the horse.
on October 27,2012 | 06:35PM
Classic_59Chevy wrote:
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on October 27,2012 | 06:51PM
bleedgreen wrote:
And Rolo and Aranda
on October 27,2012 | 09:01PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Wow Chow.... we're getting smashed by the junk teams now too. Looks like the commentors are running out of patience, the team did better with MacMuffin leading it.
on October 27,2012 | 06:53PM
jussayin wrote:
Boy, it's painful to watch. I agree with others that Chow is a knucklehead. Anyone who knows football 101 would have put in another QB. At the minimum, at least there's a CHANCE to do better. Sad to say that it seems like Chow is forgetting about his fans [and players] and throwing this season away by being stubborn. Maybe the contract should have a probation clause like most of our jobs do. I'll keep watching the games despite the pain and frustration. Heck I paid for them ... ugh.
on October 27,2012 | 07:04PM
kennie1933 wrote:
If you ever read a history of Chow, there was a story where USC wanted to bench Carson Palmer, but Chow, the QB coach at the time, insisted that they keep Palmer as starter and eventually, Palmer ended up winning the Heisman trophy. But of course, that was USC! Hawaii is no USC, not by lightyears. My guess is that Chow thinks he can do the same with Schroeder, but at this point in the season, we have no hope for a winning season and no hope for a bowl game. So, play some of the other guys! Schroeder plays most of each game even when we're being blasted, so none of the reserves get much paying time at all. If he's trying to build for the future, that's not how to do it! Play Graves! Play Shutter....I'm sure he's anxious to atone for his DUI. Play the marching band drum major!
on October 27,2012 | 07:23PM
romei wrote:
worst $300.00 in season tickets ever paid! never again!!!
on October 27,2012 | 07:09PM
Nocturnal wrote:
Norm hasn't even been here a full season and we're already passing judgment on the guy? Why? He's a good coach with a really bad team and bad recruits. Let him recruit his guys and let's see how he does. At least give him 2-3 seasons, don't give up so soon. I know it's not what you did for me or what will you do for me but what you're doing for me now. However, let's give this guy a chance, a friggin chance!
on October 27,2012 | 07:22PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Its because the team is losing so badly.
on October 27,2012 | 09:04PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
can't afford to, smells to much like a Von Appen nightmare already.Time to cut our losses. His stubbornness to not look at another QB shows his ineptitude. Lose Money!
on October 28,2012 | 12:10AM
Hawaiianhaole wrote:
If any of you haters thought we were going to go undefeated and win the conference then you really don't know much about football. So what I suggest to all you arm chair quarterbacks and wannabe coaches, show up to our next practice and voice your opinions in person and stop hiding behind the internet. And yes I will be there as I am always supporting our team.
on October 27,2012 | 07:26PM
bleedgreen wrote:
It's not hate. Frustration. Should the losses continue, it will be worse that Von Appen's 0-12 1998 season. And its not just the losses. It's how the team is losing;
on October 27,2012 | 09:11PM
sidneyho wrote:
I thought the objective in any competitive sport is to win. Not at all costs but to utilize the resources you have. There are always those with the greatest potential to drive results but are held back. If a person is unable to achieve results what should you do? I'm wondering what Chow thinks. Does he want to win?
on October 27,2012 | 07:46PM
brucepati1 wrote:
another loss for stormin' norman......ol' norm should not be surprised at this point of his team's woes. he just does not have the talent to run the type of offense that he is running, and he may never get that talent. Look at fresno st. this year with their new coach running a passing offense similar to the run-n-shoot June Jones had here. Fresno is 6-3 and has talent not much better than UH's.......Norm will be outta here in 3 years and guarantee all 3 of those years he will struggle to get above .500.....
on October 27,2012 | 08:02PM
popa wrote:
Chow: Is Schroeder still your quarterback? If he can't move the team, try somebody else. By sticking with your so called #1 quarterback you are not giving UH a chance to win. I can imagine how downhearted and frustrating your players are. I think your stubborness is affecting the morale of the players and supporters of UH.
on October 27,2012 | 08:03PM
buds4life wrote:
Coach Chow, stop giving old people a bad rep. We are not stubborn and we can learn new tricks. And so can you.
on October 27,2012 | 08:24PM
aieanani wrote:
Coach Chow---Why, why, why do you insist on staying with this qb? Please try out your other qb's, I mean really, what have we got to lose at this point? We are now on the bottom of the MW where we will be for the rest of the season. Please try someone else or leave the defense on all the time.....they'll probably do a better job!
on October 27,2012 | 08:51PM
haolecrab wrote:
What a joke! Fans are being "played" by Coach Chow. He can't be fired: There is do AD in place to do that! Ok, try this: Next game, let each QB have 1 quarter to show their cards. You do not know until you try. At least the fans and the supporters, that are left, will cheer. Remember "Rudy"? The trickle down is hitting me hard: I will no longer feed my cat "Cat Chow"...I have changed my plan: Buck it up, Norm.
on October 27,2012 | 09:26PM
jisurfer wrote:
Miss June Jones yet?
on October 27,2012 | 09:58PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Heck--I even miss Herman Frazier after the Stevie Wonder boondoggle XD
on October 27,2012 | 11:37PM
Imua45 wrote:
Coach Chow, we need a QB change. Sean is ok, but he's so slow on his progression reads & how m,any times just staring down on a single receiver. At this point, I really don't think it matters & you may as well try another QB & give them some experience. Cayman or David might be worth a try.
on October 27,2012 | 10:20PM
ejkorvette wrote:
O.k. Hawaii Nei folks, lets's rewind here. Star Advertiser reads: Norman Chow selected as UH football head coach. The same people on this comment page bemoaning Coach Chow's football IQ, were the same ones that were foaming at the mouth about the decision to hire him, and you same people coined "Chow Time"!! Now you are giving the Thumbs Down? Really? What kind of "Fair Weather Fans" are you??? Real Hawaii supporters lose and win together. Make up your mind and either show your loyalty, or pick another topic/sport that you are "Flip/Flop" about!!! Coach Chow knows what he is doing, the players are all about playing their hearts out. When they get it together, it will be a Beautiful thing!!! GO WARRIORS!!!
on October 28,2012 | 12:27AM
Jonas wrote:
Wow. Lots of whiners and fair weather fans. Too bad.
on October 28,2012 | 12:28AM
Tipops wrote:
Today the offense still looked terrible, as usual, but the defense for the most part, looked decent. Then reality kicks in and you realize that their offense was really terrible and it becomes clear that no matter how hard they tried to give us this game (including their idiot coach with his on-side kick) we just can't win because we are so bad that we're redefining that word. As painful as it is to say this, our season is over. No whimpers, no whining, just face the facts! Can we come back next year? Can we ever get back to the winning seasons we were getting used to under JJ, Heck no. Not any time soon. Today I saw a coach and his staff that was confused, disheartened and sick to their stomachs. I don't really feel sorry for us, but I do feel bad for the kids who are out there busting their butts trying to follow the Chow mantra and losing game after game in an embarrassing and sickening manner. Things are going to get much worse before they start getting better.
on October 28,2012 | 02:05AM
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