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ON THIS DATE IN 1949: Jimmy Gomard gets the glory

By Jerry Campany on December 2, 2020

For one fleeting moment on this date in 1949, James Gomard went back to his roots. Gomard started at center and cleared the way for Hawaii to gain 314 yards in a 41-14 rout of Fresno State in front of 15,000 fans at Honolulu Stadium. The Roaring Rainbows scored 27 points in the first quarter, and then it was time to have some fun. Gomard, who was a backfield star for Kamehameha in his prep days, was forced to the […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1979: Blane Gaison starts something against Arizona State

By Jerry Campany on December 1, 2020

On this date in 1979, Junior Blane Gaison made his first start at quarterback since his freshman year and produced a victory. Gaison, a standout free safety, helped the fired-up ‘Bows beat the Sun Devils 29-17 in front of an electric crowd of 42,040 at Aloha Stadium. The victory gave Hawaii a win in its last game of a season for just the second time in 22 seasons. Quarterback Mark Malone and his Arizona State helpers went through the motions […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1985: Pete Noga uses his head to tie SDSU

By Jerry Campany on November 30, 2020

Pete Noga used his head to get to the kicker and then used it again to block the kick. On this date in 1985, Noga blocked a 36-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give Hawaii a 10-10 tie with San Diego State in front of a small crowd of 23,664 at Aloha Stadium. Noga told teammate Mike Beazley before the play that if someone could clear the Aztecs’ tight end, he was sure he could […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. Nevada

By Stephen Tsai on November 28, 2020

Chevan Cordeiro led Hawaii to a 24-21 upset of Nevada tonight at Aloha Stadium. The Wolf Pack entered atop the Mountain West with a 5-0 league record. But Cordeiro threw for one touchdown and ran for another to knock the Pack down to third place behind San Jose State and Boise State. Cordeiro was 26 of 32 for 246 yards. He also gained 76 yards on non-sack keepers and scrambles. The Warriors converted on seven of their final eight third-down […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. Boise State

By Stephen Tsai on November 21, 2020

Hawaii’s frenetic falls short as Boise State, after 4 minutes of review, is awarded a drama-ending first down, clinching 40-32 victory at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors scored 15 unanswered points to close to 40-32 with 4:52 to play. The Broncos advanced to the UH 33, where they faced a fourth-and-3. Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier was flushed from pocket and sprinted toward the first-down marker on the right sideline Bachmeier was initially ruled to have been knocked out at the […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1983: Rich Miano saves Raphel Cherry’s record day

By Jerry Campany on November 19, 2020

Raphel Cherry broke the records, but Rich Miano broke Pacific’s spirit. On this date in 1983, Hawaii defensive back Rich Miano made three big plays in the fourth quarter to lead the Rainbows to a 31-21 win over Pacific in front of 38,290 at Aloha Stadium. Miano intercepted one pass in the end zone, tipped a pass to teammate Vernon Gearring for another pick and swatted away a pass in the end zone. All of those occured in the fourth […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1978: Jeff Duva and DeWayne Jett come back on Wyoming

By Jerry Campany on November 18, 2020

On this date in 1978, Hawaii overcame a 19-0 halftime deficit to beat visiting Wyoming in front of 40,182 fans at Aloha Stadium. The Rainbow Warriors expected to have a huge home field advantage, with the second-largest crowd of the season for the Shrine Game and the luxury of sleeping in their own beds. Wyoming didn’t arrive in Honolulu until 1 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff and had its return flight already booked for after the game. The jet […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Garrett Gabriel breaks passing record

By Jerry Campany on November 17, 2020

On this date in 1990, Garrett Gabriel threw three touchdown passes in the driving rain and Hawaii beat Wyoming 38-17 in front of a small crowd of 19,122. Gabriel’s three touchdown passes raised his season total to 21 and broke the school record of 19 set by Larry Arnold in 1968. Gabriel extended the record to 25 by the end of his senior season, but it wouldn’t even be top 10 on the school’s list now. By the time he […]