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GAME DAY BLOG: University of Hawaii vs. San Jose State

  • TONY AVELAR / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii running back Elijah Dale (28) dives into the end zone past San Jose State cornerback John Toussaint (2) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on today in San Jose, Calif.

  • STEPHEN TSAI/STSAI@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California put on a tailgate party before today’s game.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.

SJSU’s Bryce Crawford misses from 47 yards in the fifth overtime to deliver UH a 44-41 victory.

Editor’s Note: The game story is now available online.

5:07 p.m.

Ryan Meskell icily converts a 35-yard field goal to put UH ahead a 44-41 in the fifth overtime.

UPDATE 5 p.m.

Ryan Meskell bounces back from two earlier misses to convert a 35-yard field goal to tie it at 41 in the fourth overtime.

The teams move on to the fifth OT.

4:58 p.m.

Bryce Crawford kicks a 20-yard field goal to give SJSU a 41-38 lead in the fourth overtime.

It’s UH’s turn.

4:50 p.m.

Bryce Crawford misses wide left, from 30 yards, and the game is going into a fourth overtime.

4:46 p.m.

In the third overtime, Meskell is wide left from 49 yards. Score still tied at 38. SJSU has a chance to win it with its upcoming possession

4:43 p.m.

Ryan Meskell is wide left from 36 yards. Game is going into a third overtime.

4:38 p.m.

SJSU’s Bryce Crawford misses from 42 yards in the second overtime.

It’s UH’s turn.

4:35 p.m.

Malike Roberson sprints 13 yards to tie it at 38 in the first overtime.

4:32 p.m.

With cheers of “Froooot,” Dayton Furuta rushes 1 yard for a TD to give UH a 38-31 lead in overtime.

4:25 p.m.

We’re going to overtime.

4:08 p.m.

Cole McDonald does it again. For the second time in as many drives, McDonald flips a pass for a score.

This time, from the SJSU 4, McDonald rolled to his left, then flipped the football to Ursua, who made a lateral U-turn route to tie it at 31 with 4:34 to play.

3:56 p.m.

Josh Love, who is having the game of his life, throws a 4-yard scoring pass to Malike Roberson for a 31-24 lead with 10:07 to play.

Love is 19-of-33 for 375 yards and three touchdowns.

3:49 p.m.

Cole McDonald throws a 2-yard scoring pass to John Ursua in the right corner of the end zone to close UH to 24-22, then tied it on a two-point conversion to Marcus Armstrong-Brown. On the PAT, McDonald scrambled and, under pressure, flipped the pass to McDonald, knotting it at 24-all with 12:45 to play.

3:39 p.m.

The Warriors trail 24-16 after three quarters, but they’re driving — and Dayton Furuta is in the game. Furuta was held out until the final minute of the third quarter because of an apparent ailment. He did not practice this past week.

Editor’s Note: Our photo gallery with photos from the first half is live now.

3:20 p.m.

In a whiplashing turn of events, after UH missed a PAT that would have tied the score, SJSU’s Thai Cottrell takes the ensuing kickoff and goes 72 yards to the UH 27. Four plays later, Josh Love fires a 14-yard scoring pass to tight end Josh Oliver to extend the Spartans’ lead to 24-16 lead with 8:20 to play in the third.

3:13 p.m.

The Warriors close to 17-16 on McDonald’s 3-yard pass to John Ursua with 9:13 to play. Ursua broke free with a two-cut move in the end zone.

But Ryan Meskell missed the PAT.

2:50 p.m.

Quick halftime stats:

Yards — UH 161, SJSU 281

Passing — UH 12-22-0 105 yards. SJSU 13-23-0 273 yards

Third down — UH 2 of 9, SJSU 4 of 9

Penalties — UH 4-45, SJSU 7-60

2:43 p.m.

Warriors escape when Bryce Crawford’s 49-yard FG attempt hits the crossbar as time expires in the first half. It was his first miss inside 50 yards since Oct. 1, 2016.

The Warriors, who are averaging 500 yards per game, have 161 in the first 30 minutes.

2:27 p.m.

Elijah Dale catches a swing pass from Cole McDonald, dekes linebacker Alii Matau, and sprints 18 yards for a touchdown to close to 17-10 with 2:21 left in the first half.

It was Dale’s first career touchdown.

Dale attended City College of San Francisco before transferring to UH last year.

2:19 p.m.

Bryce Crawford connects from yards to extend SJSU’s lead to 17-3 with 6:12 to play in the first half.

The play was set up on a 70-yard pass from Josh Love to Josh Oliver.

This is the worst first half for the Warriors, who have gone three-and-out on three consecutive possessions as the Spartans have rolled up 17 consecutive points.

2:08 p.m.

Josh Love and Bailey Gaither collaborate on a 55-yard TD play to give the Spartans a 14-3 lead with 10:04 to play.

But Gaither suffered an apparent ankle injury on the play, and had to be assisted from the end zone back to the SJSU sideline.

1:50 p.m.

Spartans go big, handing off to nose tackle Boogie Roberts, for a 2-yard TD rush and a 7-3 lead with 14:25 left in the second quarter.

1:23 p.m.

Hawaii strikes first, a 25-yard field goal by Ryan Meskell, with 7:45 left in the first quarter

The Warriors absorbed 7 minutes, 15 seconds on that opening drive. They have scored on five of their six opening drives.

Meskell is 5-for-5 on FGs this season.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

It’s a beautiful day in the Bay.

For host San Jose State, it’s a day of celebration — homecoming and the introduction of its Hall of Fame class — and redemption. The Spartans are 0-3.

The Warriors are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference. Quarterback Cole McDonald and slotback John Ursua are atop key statistical categories nationally.

Check back to this blog throughout the game for live updates.

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For more Hawaii football, visit the Warrior Beat blog.

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