Hawaii gets 1st win of season, 49-42 over Army

Sean Schroeder threw three touchdown passes and rushed for

another score to lead Hawaii to a 49-42 win over Army Saturday.

The Rainbow Warriors (1-11) amassed 608 yards of total offense,

including 322 passing by Schroeder, who completed 23 of 33 passes.

Joey Iosefa and Steven Lakalaka combined for 258 rushing yards and

two touchdowns as Hawaii rushed for 285 yards.

Schroeder threw first-half touchdown passes of 26 yards to Scott

Harding, 1 yard to Marcus Langkilde and 10 yards to Vasquez

Haynes.

Chris Gant led all receivers with eight receptions for 116

yards.

Iosefa carried 28 times for 154 yards and scored on an 8-yard

run in the third quarter. He also threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to

Harold Moleni in the second quarter. Lakalaka had 104 rushing yards

on 19 carries and punched in a 1-yard score late in the third

quarter. It was the first time that Hawaii had two rushers go over

100 yards in the same game since 2009.

A.J. Schurr rushed for four second-half touchdowns to lead the

Black Knights (3-8), who also got a rushing score from Matt

Giachinta. Army rushed for 254 yards, nearly 80 yards less than

their average of 333.1, which led the FBS entering the game. Schurr

replaced starting quarterback Angel Santiago, who scored Army’s

first touchdown on a 6-yard run early in the second quarter.

Hawaii led 28-7 at halftime before three touchdown runs by

Schurr tied it at 28 at the 6:17 mark in the third.

The Rainbow Warriors scored on their next two drives, but Army

cut it to a one-score game twice in the final 15 minutes.

Giachinta’s 1-yard touchdown run two plays into the fourth

quarter cut the Hawaii lead to 42-35, but Schroder made it 49-35

with his 6-yard scamper into the end zone with 9:50 to play. Schurr

pulled the Black Knights within 49-42 with a 2-yard touchdown run

with 2:30 remaining.

Army got the ball back with 13 seconds to play, but was unable

to drive past its own 18-yard line.

Chris Carnegie and Colby Miller led the Black Knights on defense

with 13 tackles apiece. John Hardy-Tuliau had a team-high nine

tackles for Hawaii.

Army will conclude the season against rival Navy on Dec. 14 at

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Hawaii leads the all-times series against Army 3-0.

With the win, the Rainbow Warriors avoided their second winless

season in school history. They were playing with heavy hearts as

early Saturday morning, reserve running back Willis Wilson drowned

at an Oahu beach. Wilson, a transfer from Washington, did not

appear in any games this season.