Cordeiro leads huge comeback, Rainbow Warriors beat Rebels

UH snaps four-game losing streak, becomes bowl eligible with 35-28 win

HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Chevan Cordeiro came on in the fourth quarter and threw three touchdown passes to help the University of Hawaii football team beat UNLV 35-28 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

With the win, the Rainbow Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak and became bowl eligible.

Cordeiro, a true freshman out of Saint Louis School, replaced starter Cole McDonald and, on the first play, threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to JoJo Ward and then hit John Ursua for the 2-point conversion to trim UH’s deficit to 28-21 with 11:42 to play.

On UNLV’s ensuing drive, Lexington Thomas was dropped for a 2-yard loss by Penei Pavihi on fourth-and-2 and the Rainbow Warriors gained possession near midfield. Cordeiro ran for a 17-yard gain on third-and-9 and two plays later, on third-and-5, connected with Ward for a 20-yard TD to tie it with 4:23 left.

Pavihi sacked Armani Rogers for a 3-yard loss on third-and-8 before Cordeiro hit Ursua in stride on the right sideline for a 68-yard touchdown less than three minutes later.

Thomas finished with 28 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns for UNLV (3-8, 1-6 Mountain West).

Cordeiro was 4-of-5 passing for 153 yards. Hawaii (7-5, 4-3), which is headed to a bowl game for the second time in three years under head coach Nick Rolovich, had 190 of its 411 total yards in the fourth quarter.

The Rainbow Warriors close the regular season at San Diego State next week, and then likely will play in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 22 at Aloha Stadium.

Rainbow Wahine fall to 0-4 with loss to Pilots

The Maui News

Leah Salanoa posted her first career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team fell to Portland 72-65 Friday afternoon at Stan Sheriff Center during the Bank of Hawaii Classic.

The Rainbow Wahine (0-4) shot 35.9 percent from the floor and couldn’t get into a rhythm as they trailed the Pilots (3-0) 17-15 after the first quarter and 31-30 at halftime.

Makenna Woodfolk and Julissa Tago scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. All of UH’s losses have come by eight points or less.

Haylee Andrews and Darlan Slaga led the Pilots with 17 points apiece.

The Rainbow Wahine will look to get into the win column when they take on Seattle University on Sunday.

UH tops UC Davis in season finale

The Maui News

McKenna Granato had 17 kills and eight digs to lead the way on Senior Night, and the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team defeated UC Davis 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14 at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday.

Fellow senior Casey Castillo added 12 kills for the Rainbow Wahine, who conclude the regular season at 18-8, 14-2 in Big West Conference play.

Brianna Karsseboom had 16 kills to lead the Aggies (16-12, 8-8).

The Rainbow Wahine now must wait to see if they will play on. Cal Poly can clinch the Big West title today with a win over Cal State Fullerton. The NCAA Tournament selection show is Sunday.

Mariota, Titans topple Pats

In 300th start, Brady hit nine times in 34-10 loss


The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume.

The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game by hitting him over and over again.

The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him six more times, Marcus Mariota capped each of the first two drives with touchdown passes and Derrick Henry ran for a pair of TDs as Tennessee beat New England 34-10 Sunday, snapping a seven-game skid against the Patriots in Mike Vrabel’s first game as head coach against the team he helped win three Super Bowls.

It was the most sacks allowed in a game this season by the Patriots (7-3), and coach Bill Belichick pulled Brady for Brian Hoyer midway through the fourth quarter.

“You got to make Tom blink, and if you make him blink and have to go to a second read you got a chance,” Vrabel said of his former teammate. “But if you let him rip it to the first guy he looks at, it’s going to be a long day.”

Asked if he thought Brady was effective, Belichick said to ask Brady.

“It was just a bad day for all of us,” Brady said.

Only Brett Favre (326) has played in more games, both regular season and postseason, as a quarterback than Brady. The three-time NFL MVP also needed only three touchdown passes to tie Peyton Manning (579) for the NFL record for most TD passes all time for both the regular season and postseason.

Brady left having thrown for 254 yards and no TD passes. The Titans outgained the Patriots 385-284, holding New England to just 40 yards rushing. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who had 1 1/2 sacks, said that allowed them to get after Brady.

“Coach Vrabel said make them pay for everything,” Woodyard said. “Tackle him, hit him and make him feel it.”

Ryan Succop added two field goals as the Titans (5-4) scored a season high in points after jumping out to a 17-3 lead in the first quarter. They now have beaten both of last season’s Super Bowl teams in Nashville.

The loss snaps a six-game winning streak going into New England’s bye. The Patriots, who routed the Titans 35-14 in January, also lost to Tennessee for the first time since Dec. 16, 2002.

Darius Jennings opened the game with a 58-yard kickoff return, and Mariota capped the drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith. The Titans never trailed again.

The Titans came in with the NFL’s stingiest scoring defense and also leading the league in fewest touchdowns allowed in the red zone. They held the Patriots to a pair of 52-yard field-goal attempts by Stephen Gostkowski, who missed his second wide left. James Develin scored on a 1-yard TD run early in the second, which pulled New England within 17-10.

Brady looked ready to pull off another amazing comeback, driving the Pats to the Titans 37. The Titans stopped Brady a yard shy of the first down after catching a pass from Julian Edelman. A false start followed, then Logan Ryan, a former New England cornerback, broke up a Brady pass to Edelman to turn the ball over.

On the very next play, Vrabel called his own trick play with Jennings throwing to a wide-open Mariota for a 21-yard gain.

Hoyer replaced Brady on the next drive.

Stansberry hits five 3s as UH routs Humboldt State

HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Jack Purchase added 15 points, going 5-of-8 from behind the arc, to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Division II Humboldt State 90-54 on Saturday night in an Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic game at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Brocke Stepteau had 13 points and Mate Colina scored 10 for UH (2-0).

Purchase hit a 3 to open the scoring, and the Rainbow Warriors never trailed. After Jackson Strong made a jumper that pulled Humboldt State within two with 10 minutes, 14 seconds left in the first half, the Lumberjacks went scoreless for nearly five minutes as Hawaii scored 20 consecutive points to make it 33-11. Humboldt State trailed by at least 20 the rest of the way.

Strong, the only Lumberjacks player to score in double figures, finished with 13 points.

Hawaii shot 50 percent from the field, including 7-of-15 from 3-point range, and limited Humboldt State to eight field goals on 27.6-percent shooting in the first half.

The Rainbow Warriors wrap up the tournament today against North Texas. The winner takes the tournament championship.

Raimo, Stepteau help lead Rainbow Warriors to season-opening victory

HONOLULU (AP) — Zigmars Raimo tied his career high with 17 points and Brocke Stepteau scored 16, including four 3-pointers, to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Portland 82-64 on Friday night in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Jack Purchase added 15 points and five assists and Eddie Stansberry scored 12 for the Rainbow Warriors, who were playing their season opener.

Raimo made a layup as time expired in the first half and UH opened the second with a 17-3 spurt — including two 3-pointers by Purchase — that made it 53-37 with 13:32 left. Portland (1-1) trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Marcus Shaver Jr. led the Pilots with 19 points, Tahirou Diabate scored 12 and Josh McSwiggan 11.

Hawaii had 22 assists on 31 field goals, hit 11 3-pointers and used its 13-3 advantage on the offensive glass to outscore Portland 15-3 in second-chance points.

The Pilots trailed 36-34 at the break but made just 4 of 15 from the field, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range, in the second half.

The Rainbow Warriors play Humboldt State today and North Texas on Sunday to wrap up the tournament.



Friday’s Results MEN AP TOP 25 No. 2 Kentucky 71, S. Illinois 59 No. 6 Tennessee 87, Louisiana-Lafayette 65 No. 7 Nevada 83, Pacific 61 No. 8 North Carolina 116, Elon 67 No. 11 Auburn 88, No. 25 Washington 66 No. 12 Kansas St. 56, Kennesaw St. 41 Buffalo 99, No. 13 West Virginia 94, OT No. 14 Oregon 81, E. Washington 47 No. 15 Virginia Tech 87, Gardner-Webb 59 No. 18 Mississippi St. 95, Austin Peay 67 No. 21 UCLA 91, Long Beach St. 80 No. 22 Clemson 71, NC Central 51 No. 23 LSU 97, UNC-Greensboro 91 EAST Colgate 87, Monmouth (NJ) 74 Hofstra 79, Mount St. Mary’s 61 Iona 72, Albany (NY) 68 LIU Brooklyn 83, Brown 81 Maryland 78, Navy 57 NJIT 74, Binghamton 57 Northeastern 81, Harvard 71 Penn 92, Rice 76 Penn St. 87, North Florida 72 Pittsburgh 94, VMI 55 Princeton 85, DeSales 51 Rutgers 90, Fairleigh Dickinson 55 Saint Joseph’s 79, Old Dominion 64 St. Francis (Pa.) 80, Morgan St. 60 St. John’s 84, Bowling Green 80 Temple 83, Detroit 67 UMass 104, New Hampshire 75 Vermont 78, Boston U. 72 Wichita St. 83, Providence 80 SOUTH Alcorn St. 79, Blue Mountain 55 American U. 78, George Mason 75, OT Coastal Carolina 85, Campbell 75 Davidson 79, Dartmouth 76 FIU 117, Johnson & Wales (FL) 47 Florida 76, Charleston Southern 46 Georgia 110, Savannah St. 76 Georgia Tech 88, Lamar 69 Grambling St. 105, Jarvis Christian 68 James Madison 73, East Carolina 72 Longwood 63, Richmond 58 Mercer 105, Piedmont 52 Miami 83, Lehigh 62 Middle Tennessee 102, Milligan 70 Radford 88, Ill.-Chicago 78 SE Louisiana 78, William Carey 57 Samford 92, Jacksonville St. 72 Stanford 72, UNC-Wilmington 59 Stony Brook 83, South Carolina 81 VCU 69, Hampton 57 MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 101, Chicago St. 60 E. Michigan 66, Drexel 62 Furman 60, Loyola of Chicago 58 Indiana 80, Montana St. 35 Indiana St. 78, Green Bay 74 Iowa St. 76, Missouri 59 Missouri St. 74, Robert Morris 60 N. Kentucky 88, N. Illinois 85, 2OT Nebraska-Omaha 94, Buena Vista 58 Oklahoma 91, Rio Grande 76 Toledo 87, Oakland 86 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 94, Arkansas St. 73 Incarnate Word 63, St. Francis (IL) 49 North Texas 93, Humboldt State 48 Oral Roberts 79, Southwestern (KS) 62 Texas 73, Arkansas 71, OT Texas A&M-CC 113, Our Lady of the Lake 83 Texas State 67, Air Force 57 Texas Tech 84, MVSU 52 UC Irvine 74, Texas A&M 73 FAR WEST Arizona St. 80, McNeese St. 52 BYU 75, Utah Valley 65 CS Bakersfield 111, University of Antelope Valley 75 California Baptist 87, San Diego Christian 71 Hawaii 82, Portland 64 Montana 81, Georgia St. 74 N. Colorado 126, Colorado College 56 New Mexico St. 91, UTEP 66 Prairie View 81, Santa Clara 64 Sacramento St. 76, Simpson University 52 San Diego 76, UC Davis 57 Utah St. 100, Hartford 73 Weber St. 123, Bethesda 53 Yale 76, California 59 WOMEN EAST American U. 68, Tulsa 52 Army 57, LIU Brooklyn 42 Binghamton 72, Cornell 61 Columbia 65, Hofstra 63 Dartmouth 54, Loyola (Md.) 41 Fordham 80, Wagner 59 Georgetown 74, Md.-Eastern Shore 55 Hartford 80, Morgan St. 59 Lafayette 63, Fairleigh Dickinson 57 Mass.-Lowell 59, St. Peter’s 57 Miami (Ohio) 62, Canisius 59 Northeastern 81, Boston U. 51 Pittsburgh 90, New Orleans 38 Quinnipiac 56, Drexel 52 Rutgers 61, Stony Brook 47 St. John’s 61, Iona 35 Temple 58, Saint Joseph’s 52 Vermont 54, Rider 49 SOUTH Auburn 80, Nicholls 59 Austin Peay 100, Christian Brothers 62 Bethune-Cookman 81, Liberty 76, OT Campbell 63, W. Carolina 37 East Carolina 73, Monmouth (NJ) 67 Fairfield 58, Richmond 40 Florida St. 74, North Florida 53 Gardner-Webb 100, Warren Wilson 37 Georgia 67, St. Bonaventure 40 Grambling St. 75, McNeese St. 51 High Point 80, NC Central 69 Howard 77, NJIT 57 IUPUI 66, Mississippi 58 Lipscomb 64, Tennessee St. 62 Louisville 75, Chattanooga 49 Maryland 93, Coppin St. 36 Miami 81, Stephen F. Austin 60 Middle Tennessee 65, Vanderbilt 58 Mississippi St. 72, Virginia 44 Morehead St. 72, NC A&T 67 North Carolina 73, Kent St. 60 Old Dominion 69, Norfolk St. 53 Palm Beach Atlantic 66, FIU 63 Saint Louis 70, E. Kentucky 43 South Florida 74, Albany (NY) 37 UAB 80, Appalachian St. 61 UALR 69, Louisiana Tech 58 UT Martin 95, S. Illinois 94 VCU 84, Longwood 55 Wake Forest 69, Mercer 54 MIDWEST Butler 72, E. Illinois 37 Cincinnati 77, ETSU 64 Creighton 86, N. Dakota St. 51 Dayton 67, Colgate 58 DePaul 73, Green Bay 64 E. Michigan 69, Cleveland St. 63 Iowa 90, Oral Roberts 77 Iowa St. 95, Niagara 35 Marquette 100, Montana St. 52 Michigan 88, Mount St. Mary’s 40 Minnesota 70, New Hampshire 47 N. Iowa 79, Delaware 67 Nebraska-Omaha 96, SC-Upstate 69 Notre Dame 103, Harvard 58 Ohio St. 55, Detroit 41 S. Dakota St. 80, Florida Gulf Coast 62 Youngstown St. 74, Loyola of Chicago 63 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 90, University of the Southwest 47 Arkansas 98, Northwestern St. 53 Cent. Arkansas 72, Hendrix 40 Houston 95, Georgia Tech 89, 2OT Oklahoma 90, W. Kentucky 83 Oklahoma St. 62, Arkansas St. 60 Prairie View 117, Jarvis Christian 32 SMU 49, Louisiana-Monroe 38 Texas Tech 71, Jacksonville St. 58 FAR WEST Arizona 71, Idaho St. 46 BYU 72, UC Riverside 70, OT CS Bakersfield 56, UC Santa Barbara 48 California Baptist 85, Long Beach St. 83 Denver 92, UMKC 75 George Mason 78, Air Force 71 Grand Canyon 74, Incarnate Word 63 N. Arizona 65, Seattle 58 New Mexico 82, Texas State 51 Oregon St. 79, Cal Poly 54 Portland St. 102, Warner Pacific 49 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 90, Wyoming 84 San Diego St. 58, Hawaii 57 San Francisco 85, San Jose St. 63 Utah St. 106, Northern New Mexico 35 Weber St. 105, La Verne 43 Wright St. 68, UNLV 52

UH women fall short at SDSU

The Maui News

For the second consecutive game, the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team found itself on the wrong side of a one-point game, falling to San Diego State 58-57 on Friday in San Diego.

Thanks to 12 points from Leah Salanoa in the fourth quarter, including two clutch free throws, the Rainbow Wahine (0-2) took a 57-56 lead over the Aztecs (1-0) with 1 minute, 26 seconds remaining.

The Aztecs took the lead for good after Tea Adams hit a jumper with 8 seconds remaining. During UH’s final possession, Courtney Middap had her layup attempt hit the backboard and the front of the rim before bouncing out.

Salanoa finished with 15 points, while Makenna Woodfolk had 16 points. Julissa Tago scored 13 for UH, which opened the season with a 65-64 loss to Pepperdine.

Adams led the Aztecs with 15 points.

The Rainbow Wahine next play at San Diego on Sunday.

Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys


The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.

The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original.

Byard mimicked Terrell Owens’ mocking celebration on the star logo at the 50-yard line from 18 years ago, Marcus Mariota accounted for three touchdowns and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper’s Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory on Monday.

The end-zone pick of Dak Prescott came after Mariota fumbled on the first two Tennessee possessions.

Just as T.O. did at old Texas Stadium 18 years ago, Byard ran to midfield, under the huge videoboard at spacious AT&T Stadium, and spread his arms.

Owens did it twice in a blowout San Francisco win over a bad Dallas team that time. This win by the Titans (4-4) ended their three-game losing streak while handing the Cowboys (3-5) their first loss in four home games and making their road to the playoffs a difficult one.

The Cowboys looked like the team headed for a blowout win, but led just 7-0 after Mariota’s early miscues because of Brett Maher’s missed 38-yard field goal and Prescott’s ill-advised throw into double coverage.

Cooper scored the first Dallas TD and finished with five catches for 58 yards after coming over from Oakland in a trade for a first-round pick during the open week.

Given another chance when what would have been a third straight fumble to start the game was overturned by a review that showed Luke Stocker didn’t have the ball long enough on a catch, Mariota led an 80-yard drive capped by Derrick Henry’s 1-yard plunge for a 7-7 tie.

Then the Titans took control on offense in the second half, converting 11 of 14 third downs.

The Cowboys fell flat in 15-year tight end Jason Witten’s first trip home since retiring to become lead analyst for “Monday Night Football.” Dallas had just 108 yards in the second half — the bulk of those on a desperation drive down two scores late — and was booed several times at the end of failed drives.

After getting sacked on third down with nobody realizing Tennessee had called timeout in a 7-7 game in the second quarter, Mariota completed a 36-yarder to Darius Jennings before a screen pass to Dion Lewis went 18 yards for a touchdown.

Mariota broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter when he pulled the ball out of Lewis’ gut at the last second and delivered a 7-yard shovel pass to Jonnu Smith to put the Titans ahead for good.

Mariota was 21 of 29 for 240 yards without an interception and had 32 yards rushing. Lewis had 62 yards rushing and 60 receiving coming off a career-high 155 scrimmage yards in his last game.

Star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with 61 yards after a hot start. Prescott was 21 of 31 for 243 yards and two scores — 4 yards to Cooper and 23 yards to Allen Hurns.

Tagovailoa leads top-ranked ’Bama to win over No. 4 LSU


The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looked untethered by the brace on his right knee when he galloped for a 44-yard touchdown.

The Saint Louis School graduate looked unfazed by the first interception he’d thrown all season, responding minutes later with passes of 29 and 25 yards for a two-play scoring drive shortly before halftime.

Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes to go with his long scoring run in what was supposed to be his toughest test this season, Alabama’s defense stifled No. 4 LSU, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide remained unbeaten with a 29-0 victory Saturday.

Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) had no victories over a team currently ranked in the top 20 entering Death Valley. But if there were any questions about the Tide’s ability to handle a highly ranked team in a hostile environment, they’ve been answered resoundingly.

“We really wanted to make a statement in this game. A lot of people talk about our schedule,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “What better opportunity is there to make a statement than the circumstance we were in.”

Tagovailoa was 25-of-42 passing for 295 yards and moved as well as he needed to, particularly when he sprinted up the middle of the field or his long TD run in the third quarter to give Alabama a 22-0 lead.

Tagovailoa limped off the field after that play, went into the medical tent briefly and rode a stationary bike on the sideline, but returned for the next series.

“I’d seen the opening, I ran. I was just trying to get the first down,” Tagovailoa said. “Once I passed the 30, though, I felt my leg (hurting) and I was going off momentum after that.”

Alabama led 16-0 by halftime and forced punts on the Tigers’ first nine possessions. LSU (7-2, 4-2, No. 3 CFP) drove to the Alabama 15 on its 10th series early in the fourth quarter, only to miss a field goal with 10:45 to go.

“Alabama overpowered us,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “When you max-protect and you’re doing everything you can with protection and they’re beating you, you’ve got to look at personnel. You’ve got to get better. I don’t think it was scheme at all. … There was nothing we could do about it.”

Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow completed 18 of 35 passes for 184 yards. He was sacked five times and had a late pass intercepted in the end zone by linebacker Mack Wilson.

“It was crazy for us to actually shut them out,” Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses. “I wasn’t expecting it, but that was a goal for us to get that done.”

Alabama finished with a 576-196 advantage in total yards in beating LSU for the eighth straight time.

“We weren’t even close to them tonight,” Orgeron said.

Granato hits milestone in UH’s win over LBSU

The Maui News

McKenna Granato had 11 kills, becoming the 20th player in Rainbow Wahine history to reach 1,000 career kills, and the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team rallied to beat Long Beach State 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.

Granato also recorded her 700th career dig, finishing with 12 for her 10th double-double of the season.

Norene Iosia added six kills, 15 digs, 18 assists, four aces and two blocks for the Rainbow Wahine, who improved to 16-7, 12-2 in Big West play.

Tyler Spriggs had 18 kills to lead Long Beach State (13-13, 5-8 Big West).

UH plays a nonconference game at Pepperdine on Tuesday before closing Big West play at home against UC Irvine and UC Davis on Nov. 15-16.