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GAME DAY BLOG: No. 18 Utah State overpowers Hawaii


    Hawaii wide receiver John Ursua (5) reaches for a deflected pass as Utah linebacker David Woodward goes to catch it for an interception during the first half. Tackling Ursua is Utah State’s Game Ferguson (23) and Chase Christiansen (48).


    Utah State running back Gerold Bright evades Hawaii defensive back Khoury Bethley during the first half.


    Utah State quarterback Jordan Love gets tackled by Hawaii’s Kalen Hicks (16) and Zeno Choi (99) during the first half.

9:25 p.m.

Utah State overpowers Hawaii, 56-17, tonight at Aloha Stadium.

The Warriors suffered their fourth consecutive loss to fall to 6-5 overall and 3-3 in the MWC.

Here’s the recap of the game.

8:45 p.m.

Cole McDonald goes deep — 43 yards — to Devan Stubblefield for a TD to cut the deficit to 56-17 witih 43 seconds left in the third quarter. The ensuing two-point pass was overthrown.

8:37 p.m.

Gerold Bright goes 9 yards up the gut for his third TD of the game as the Aggies increase their lead to 56-11 with 3:16 left in the third quarter.

Bright ties Darwin Thompson for most TDs against UH tonight.

8:30 p.m.

Gerold Bright goes right, cuts upfield, eludes two would-be tackles and goes 47 yards for a TD and a 49-11 USU lead with 4:51 left in the third quarter.

8:22 p.m.

Darwin Thompson finds the end zone for the third time, this time from a yard out, to extend the Aggies’ lead to 42-11 with 7:08 to play in the third quarter.

8:10 p.m.

The Warriors cut deficit to 35-11 on Cole McDonald’s 54-yard scoring pass to John Ursua and ensuing two-point pass to JoJo Ward. There’s 9:17 left in the third quarter.

7:35 p.m.

After a scoreless second quarter, Utah State maintains a 28-3 lead into the intermission.

Cole McDonald, who has been hit repeatedly, is 10-of-28 for 195 yards.

Utah State’s Jordan Love is 10-of-13 for 127 yards, but he was held out of the last two series after being popped.

7:07 p.m.

UH’s Kendall Hune blocks Eberle’s 28-yard FG attempt with 9:47 left in the first half. USU still leads 28-3

6:55 p.m.

Love is elusive.

Jordan Love scores on a 1-yard keeper for a 28-3 lead as time expires in the first quarter.

6:50 p.m.

The Warriors get on the scoreboard on Ryan Meskell’s field goal from 41 yards with 3:19 left in the first quarter.

Utah State still leads 21-3.

6:45 p.m.

The Aggies extend their lead to 21-0 on Gerold Bright’s 18-yard scoring run around right end with 4:57 left in the first quarter.

6:30 p.m.

In case you blinked, the Aggies scored again, going 62 yards in four plays for a 14-0 lead with 9:27 left in the first quarter.

Darwin Thompson’s 1-yard run capped the drive.

6:15 p.m.

Jordan Love wastes little time in guiding the Aggies to a 7-0 lead. Love tosses a 16-yard scoring pass to Ron’quavion Tarver with 11:54 left in the first quarter.


The Warriors get a fourth shot to win a seventh game and all the prizes that go along with that milestone — winning 13-game regular season, berth in the Hawaii Bowl.

But to halt a three-game losing streak, the 6-4 Warriors need to reboot their running game and pump the brakes on an Aggie offense that scores on 55.6 percent of their possessions.

Plus, one of the Aggies compares QB Jordan Love to Patrick Mahomes, who is the most successful passer in the NFL this season.

For more Hawaii football, visit the Warrior Beat blog.

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