On this date in 1985, freshman quarterback Warren Jones came off the bench to lead Hawaii to a 23-7 road win over UTEP.
Jones was summoned after just 10 minutes when starter Greg Tipton suffered a bruised left shoulder. He then put up Hawaii’s highest point total of the season with a ball-control offense.
Jones had thrown only six passes including a painful pick-six before Tipton got hurt. He went 11-for-19 for 130 yards and Hawaii held the ball for 81 of the game’s 127 plays.
His college career suffered a hiccup the next year when he was placed on probation for breaking into the UH equipment room with two other players and taking, among other things, five six-packs of beer.
Jones shook off the arrest and became UH’s starting quarterback in 1987, third on UH’s single-season passing yardage list with 2,268 as a senior, before moving on to the Canadian Football League.