The College of Hawaii soccer crew will as soon as once more be enjoying on Christmas Eve, however this yr the Rainbow Warriors’ bowl sport can be greater than 3,700 miles away from Aloha Stadium.
The Warriors have accepted an invite to play within the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 24 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. They’re set to face Houston of the American Athletic Convention.
“I’m so excited for our crew and workers,” first-year Hawaii coach Todd Graham mentioned in a information launch Sunday. “They’ve labored laborious all through this whole season, below such difficult circumstances. This sport is a good probability to showcase our crew to the individuals of Texas and to a nationwide tv viewers. Houston is a positive program and we will’t wait to compete towards them on Christmas Eve. Go ‘Bows!”
The announcement got here a day after the Warriors ended their common season with a 38-21 victory over UNLV to enhance to 4-4.
If eligible, Hawaii sometimes performs within the Hawaii Bowl, which is normally held on Christmas Eve at Aloha Stadium. However due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hawaii Bowl was canceled for this yr.
The New Mexico Bowl is being held in Texas resulting from state pointers in New Mexico. The sport is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time and can be nationally televised on ESPN.
The Rainbow Warriors can be dealing with Houston for the second time within the postseason — UH outlasted Houston 54-48 in triple time beyond regulation within the 2003 Hawaii Bowl.
On Saturday night time, Chevan Cordeiro was 20-of-33 passing for 252 yards and added two of Hawaii’s 5 dashing touchdowns within the Warriors’ win over the Runnin’ Rebels (0-6).
Cordeiro completed with 12 carries for 88 yards dashing, together with a 54-yard TD on UH’s first play for scrimmage. His 12-yard scoring run gave the Rainbow Warriors a 35-14 lead late within the third quarter.
Dae Dae Hunter scored on a 1-yard run early within the second quarter and Calvin Turner had a 28-yard TD run to make it 21-0 with 1:45 left within the first half.
Freshman Koali Nishigaya had a 4-yard landing run — on the primary carry of his profession — early within the third quarter for Hawaii.
Charles Williams had 22 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns for UNLV.
The Runnin’ Rebels completed a season winless for simply the second time in program historical past (1998). Coach Marcus Arroyo’s first season with UNLV was its first with no convention win because the Rebels joined the Mountain West Convention.
UNLV 0 7 14 0–21
Hawaii 7 14 14 3–38
HAW–Cordeiro 54 run (Shipley kick), 12:36.
HAW–Hunter 1 run (Shipley kick), 13:27.
HAW–Turner 28 run (Shipley kick), 1:45.
UNLV–Okay.Williams 19 move from Gilliam (Gutierrez kick), :53.
HAW–Nishigaya 4 run (Shipley kick), 13:00.
UNLV–C.Williams 2 run (Gutierrez kick), 9:34.
HAW–Cordeiro 12 run (Shipley kick), 1:16.
UNLV–C.Williams 49 run (Gutierrez kick), :12.
HAW–FG Shipley 44, 3:05.
First downs 26 24
Rushes-yards 40-218 46-278
Passing 245 252
Comp-Att-Int 21-40-1 20-33-1
Return Yards 0 59
Punts-Avg. 6-38.0 4-42.8
Fumbles-Misplaced 2-2 2-1
Penalties-Yards 7-63 10-72
Time of Possession 27:08 32:52
RUSHING–UNLV, C.Williams 22-148, Gilliam 10-57, Brumfield 6-13, Okay.Williams 1-2, Reese 1-(minus 2). Hawaii, Cordeiro 12-88, Reed 17-79, Turner 6-55, Hunter 7-34, Stovall 1-18, Nishigaya 1-4, Abbott 1-2, (Crew) 1-(minus 2).
PASSING–UNLV, Brumfield 5-13-0-58, Gilliam 16-27-1-187. Hawaii, Cordeiro 20-33-1-252.
RECEIVING–UNLV, Okay.Williams 10-144, Fauolo 5-51, M.Phillips 2-17, C.Williams 2-11, Griffin 1-22, Reese 1-0. Hawaii, Stovall 7-72, Good 4-27, Turner 2-77, Reed 2-29, Bussey 2-22, Mardner 2-15, Nishigaya 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS–Hawaii, Shipley 34.