Warrior Beat: UH vs. Wyoming

Quarterback Cole McDonald stood on the sideline of Hawaii's game vs. Wyoming because of an unspecified injury. Freshman Chevan Cordeiro got the start in his stead. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

In a one-for-the-ages debut, Chevan Cordeiro tossed the decisive 38-yard touchdown pass to wideout JoJo Ward to boost UH to a 17-13 victory over Wyoming.

Cordeiro started in place of Cole McDonald, who was scratched because of an undisclosed injury.

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Chevan Cordeiro throws a 38-yard scoring pass to JoJo Ward with 1:26 left to give UH a 17-13 lead.

Cordeiro escaped a pass rush, rolled to his right and launched the pass.

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Cooper Rothe converts from 23 yards with 5:31 left to give Wyoming a 13-10 lead.

Nico Evans’ 63-yard run on a dive on first-and-15 from the Wyoming 10 set up the scoring drive.

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It took 44 minutes and 12 seconds for Chevan Cordeiro to throw the first TD pass of his UH career.

Cordeiro, who started in place of injured Cole McDonald, threw a 5-yard pass to Cedric Byrd to tie it at 10 with 48 seconds left in the third quarter.

Cordeiro, from the pocket, eyed a receiver on the left before throwing to Byrd in the left flat.

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Carl Granderson’s third career interception is a pick-6 covering 61 yards, giving the Cowboys a 10-3 lead with 8:14 left in the third quarter.

It was Chevan Cordeiro’s first interception of his UH career.

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Wyoming kicked a field goal.

Hawaii kicked a field goal.

That’s the recap for the first half.

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Rush end Kaimana Padello has two tackles, both for losses, a forced fumble and QB hurry.

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Warriors tie it at 3 on Ryan Meskell’s 39-yard field goal.

The drive was set up on Justice Augafa’s 41-yard punt return in which he broke seven tackles.

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Fred Holly is stopped on fourth-and-2 from the Wyoming 4, ending the Warriors’ second drive.

The Warriors, who trail 3-0, were held scoreless in the opening quarter for the first time this season.

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The Cowboys take a 3-0 lead on Cooper Raithe’s 40-yard field goal with 8:06 left in the first quarter.

Chevan Cordeiro, who started in place of UH quarterback Cole McDonald, was 3-of-4 for nine yards in his collegiate debut.

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Cole McDonald will not start for the Warriors today.

Chevan Cordeiro, a freshman from Saint Louis School, is expected to make his first start.

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The Paniolo Trophy is on the line when the Warriors and Cowboys meet today at Aloha Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m.

We’ll post updates throughout the game.

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It was a somber start today as we celebrated the lives of two UH supporters — Pomai and Erich Buder.

Our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.


  1. wafan October 6, 2018 4:44 pm

    Aloha Pomai and Erich!

    Cheer on the ‘Bows!!!

  2. MattyBoy October 6, 2018 4:48 pm

    Is Cole Mcdonald really out?

  3. ClutchKey October 6, 2018 5:00 pm

    Where is everyone getting the news that Cole is out? And is it true?

  4. seewhy October 6, 2018 5:11 pm

    RIP Pomai and Erich! 🙏

  5. A View From Afar October 6, 2018 5:16 pm

    UH 32 – Wyoming 35

  6. clyde October 6, 2018 5:31 pm

    Anyone at the stadium can confirm that McDonald not on the field warming up. Cordeiro getting the start? Drama.

  7. MattyBoy October 6, 2018 5:43 pm

    According to the WSN forum, Cole is nowhere to be found at the stadium. I guess we’ll find out in a bit.

  8. Mytake October 6, 2018 6:13 pm

    Hawaii will lose unfortunately

  9. UH Fan for Life October 6, 2018 6:14 pm

    Rainbow over Halawa…hopefully a good omen.
    Don’t see Cole in the sideline.

  10. 808bowler October 6, 2018 6:15 pm

    Seen cole on tv wearing a lei in street clothes

  11. 808bowler October 6, 2018 6:17 pm

    Dam wish i new cole was out……

  12. RB October 6, 2018 6:48 pm

    Furuta is a fumble machine.

  13. Inyoface October 6, 2018 7:14 pm

    Cordeiro hasn’t really trhworn to a wide open receiver in awhile.

  14. Inyoface October 6, 2018 7:22 pm


  15. 808bowler October 6, 2018 7:29 pm

    O Line struggling tonight

  16. coachdb October 6, 2018 7:40 pm

    Rolo will take advantage of the Wyoming rush with screens and drags then the fruit train will close it out!

  17. cappie the dog October 6, 2018 8:08 pm

    Keep it simple.

    Furuta seems more built for 38 carries than Diocemy St. Juste.

  18. cappie the dog October 6, 2018 8:51 pm

    Tackle the receiver if you must.

  19. H-Man October 6, 2018 10:07 pm

    Was a real great crowd at the stadium. Really noisy. Fun time at the Aloha.

  20. NorthShoreFan October 6, 2018 10:47 pm

    Good effort and the will to win held court tonight. Chevan got it done. Great start young man!
    IIRC…Chevan can play a couple more game and still be eligible for a red shirt year?

  21. Savich October 6, 2018 11:13 pm

    17-13 Hawai’i win. Intentional spike cannot be followed through with just 00:01 second left on the game clock. Wyoming error.

  22. suckkabooya October 7, 2018 12:17 am

    Awesome game to witness in person. Last five minutes was “nuts”. Attendance was disappointing… But crowd was “amazing”. Especially Mariota’s kids. Total “team” effort, top to bottom. So much “trust” in each other tonight. All three phases. Incredible.

  23. Stephen Tsai October 7, 2018 2:08 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=47080

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