Hugh Nelson II intercepted a go at Hawaii’s 2-yard line with 9 seconds left after Matthew Shipley kicked a tiebreaking 33-yard subject purpose with 3:33 remaining, and the Rainbow Warriors rallied to beat No. 18 Fresno State 27-24 Saturday night time.

Hawaii (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West) pressured six turnovers to document their first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 19 Nevada 27-21 on Oct. 16, 2010.

Fresno State (4-2, 1-1) racked up 505 yards of complete offense, together with 388 passing from Jake Haener, who entered the sport because the FBS chief in passing yards. He completed 28-of-50 passing however was intercepted 4 instances — 3 times inside Hawaii’s 10-yard line.

The final stalled a 13-play drive on first and 10 from the 11-yard line. Haener’s go bounced off receiver Ty Jones’ palms proper to Nelson, who fell to the bottom with the ball to protect the win.

Hawaii ran out the clock with a trio of QB sneaks by operating again Calvin Turner Jr. He fumbled the final one, however Hawaii recovered at its 2-yard line because the clock expired.

“I’m just really proud of our football team,” coach Todd Graham mentioned. “I’m just so proud of our guys, so proud of our team.”

Hawaii received with out its beginning quarterback, Chevan Cordeiro, who was listed because the anticipated starter on the crew’s pre-game depth chart however didn’t play. Instead, freshman Brayden Schager made his first profession begin and helped the Rainbow Warriors notch their first win at residence over Fresno State since 2007.

Khoury Bethley recorded 9 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and compelled a fumble to guide Hawaii on protection.

The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-1) ended a three-game successful streak.

“We had a chance to put them away and we didn’t do that and they’re still a good football team, especially here at home and those little things that we missed on in the past couple games that we got past, bit us in the butt today,” Fresno State coach Kaleb DeBoer mentioned.


Fresno State: The loss dropped the Bulldogs right into a tie with Hawaii for third place within the West standings of the Mountain West and will knock them out of the AP Top 25.

Hawaii: The victory is the largest thus far for the Rainbow Warriors, who’ve received back-to-back video games for the primary time this season.


Through Fresno State’s first 5 video games, Haener compiled a completion share of 73.1, which ranked seventh nationally. However, he struggled out out of the gates Saturday and accomplished simply 4 of his first 9 passes.

By halftime, Haener was 15 of 26 for 227 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, however he went down with 6:31 left within the third quarter after Hawaii’s Quentin Frazier rolled into his legs. A penalty for roughing the passer was assessed, however Haener required help leaving the sphere, prompting freshman Jaylen Henderson into motion.

Haener, nevertheless, was again out with the offense to begin the subsequent drive and missed simply three offensive performs.

DeBoer provided an optimistic prognosis after the sport.

“He’s got a lower leg injury,” he mentioned. “And he got it looked at and came back, obviously, and extended some plays for us, so I’m sure it’s going to be a little sore tomorrow, (but) we got a bye week so it’ll be fine. He looked fine there at the end.”

Haener recorded his fourth straight 300-yard passing recreation and the ninth in his 12-game profession with the Bulldogs since he transferred from Washington.


Fresno State: Has a bye subsequent week earlier than visiting undefeated Wyoming on Oct. 16.

Hawaii: Also has a bye week after enjoying six video games in six weeks earlier than it visits Nevada on Oct. 16.