Hawaii 54, Lamar 2

Sean Schroeder threw for 150 yards and three touchdowns while

Hawaii played near-perfect defense in a 54-2 victory against Lamar

on Saturday night.

The Warriors (1-1) held Lamar to 127 total yards in 48 plays,

allowing the Cardinals to cross midfield only twice. Lamar (1-2)

had just three drives that lasted more than four plays and scored

its only points on a botched extra-point attempt by Hawaii.

Trevor Davis led Hawaii with 85 yards receiving and a touchdown,

a 16-yard score that gave Hawaii its first points.

Hawaii scored three more touchdowns before halftime, including

one on a Ne’Quan Phillips punt return.

Mike Edwards opened the second half with a 95-yard kickoff

return for a TD.

Ryan Mossakowski led Lamar with 83 yards on 11 of 18 passing.

Darrell Harris had 37 yards rushing, while starting running back

Herschel Sims had 8 yards on 12 carries.

The win was a turnaround game for Hawaii after it lost 49-10 in

its season opener at then-No. 1 USC.

The victory was head coach Norm Chow’s first after being hired

in December. Chow is the first Asian-American head coach of a major

college football program.

Hawaii’s defense recovered three fumbles and held Lamar to just

six first downs.

John Lister scored two touchdowns and was one of six Hawaii

players with a TD. Lister was one of three Warrior running backs

with at least 50 yards rushing, along with Will Gregory and Joey

Iosefa. Sterling Jackson had 44 yards.

Special teams provided Lamar its only highlight and several

lowlights. The Cardinals fumbled twice on kickoff returns, which

led to 10 points for Hawaii, and allowed two return touchdowns.

With 8:14 left in the game after Hawaii’s last touchdown, Scott

Harding fumbled the snap on the extra point, and Adria Guillory

recovered for Lamar, returning the ball 98 yards for two

points.

Oskar Garcia can be reached on Twitter at

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