The University of Hawaii Football team lost to San Jose State tonight after battling back from being down 20-7 at half-time. And the Warrior football team lost in a most un-orthodox way, by what would be the play that literally swung the score.
The Warriors had just capped a drive early in the fourth quarter with a 32 yard touchdown run from Joey Iosefa to extend their lead 27-20. The point after would have sealed the need for San Jose State to score either a two-point conversion or multiple times. Instead, the point after was blocked and State ran it all the way back for the two points. Putting them down by only 6.
After battling the rest of the quarter back and fourth, San Jose State scored on a deep 37 yard pass from Matt Faulkner to go up by that lone point with 36 seconds left. After a missed two-point conversion by San Jose, the Warriors could only hope to drive within field goal range, but instead, fell short and lost the game, 28-27.
A heart breaking loss for Hawaii football who is now 3 and 3 on the year and 1-1 in the WAC.
Bryant Moniz had an up and down game committing 3 turnovers on interceptions while putting up 303 yards and two touchdowns in the air and adding 64 yards on the ground. Iosefa put up 81 yards on the ground with 2 touchdowns.
A tough loss for the Warriors on a Friday night, they needed something to move them more towards the WAC title shot. This will be a big blow for those chances.