Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i football team dropped its second game of the season, falling 49-17 to Western Kentucky in a nonconference game Saturday night at the Clarence T.C. Ching Complex.
Mistakes proved costly for UH, as the Rainbow Warriors (0-2) turned the ball over six times, with the Hilltoppers capitalizing for 28 points off of those turnovers. Quarterbacks Brayden Schager and Joey Yellen combined to throw five interceptions, with Schager throwing four and Yellen one. Additionally, the Warriors committed 12 penalties for 109 yards.
The Warriors (0-2) capitalized on a WKU special teams miscue to strike first. After a three-and-out by the Hawai’i offense, Riley Wilson recovered a muffed Matthew Shipley punt at the Hilltopper 3-yard line. Penalties moved the ‘Bows back, but Shipley converted a 40-yard field goal to make it 3-0 at the 11:36 mark of the first quarter.