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University of Hawaii football team hits jackpot with win in Las Vegas

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                UH quarterback Cole McDonald ran past UNLV linebacker Farrell Hester II (53) during the second half.

    STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    UH quarterback Cole McDonald ran past UNLV linebacker Farrell Hester II (53) during the second half.

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald, middle, lifted the Island Showdown Trophy following Saturday’s win over UNLV. McDonald came off the bench and scored two rushing touchdowns.

    STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald, middle, lifted the Island Showdown Trophy following Saturday’s win over UNLV. McDonald came off the bench and scored two rushing touchdowns.

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii linebacker Paul Scott intercepted a tipped ball during the fourth quarter against UNLV on Saturday in Las Vegas.

    STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii linebacker Paul Scott intercepted a tipped ball during the fourth quarter against UNLV on Saturday in Las Vegas.

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii defensive back Cortez Davis dove for the pylon to score during the third quarter of Saturday’s game against UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Davis returned an interception 43 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown in the Rainbow Warriors’ 21-7 over the host Rebels.

    STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii defensive back Cortez Davis dove for the pylon to score during the third quarter of Saturday’s game against UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Davis returned an interception 43 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown in the Rainbow Warriors’ 21-7 over the host Rebels.

  • STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii running back Miles Reed rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries against UNLV on Saturday in Las Vegas.

    STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii running back Miles Reed rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries against UNLV on Saturday in Las Vegas.

There were second chances and second efforts and, in the jubilation of Saturday’s 21-7 victory over UNLV, Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich did not hesitate to second that emotion. Read more

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