Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Hawai’i football team dropped its non-conference finale at New Mexico State Saturday, 45-26 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
The loss was UH’s first-ever to the Aggies, as the Rainbow Warriors came in to the game 10-0 all-time versus New Mexico State. Hawai’i finished with a season-high 411 yards of total offense, rushing for a season-best 149 yards while throwing for 261. Defensively, UH surrendered 357 yards rushing, 268 of which came in the first half, while the Aggies scored five touchdowns on the ground.
The Rainbow Warriors (1-4) struck first, taking the opening kickoff and going 75 yards in eight plays. Brayden Schager hit James Phillips for a 24-yard completion on the first play, going 3-for-3 for 39 yards on the series that was capped off by a Dedrick Parson one-yard scoring run.