|Date of game: 10/25/2014
Recap: Hawaii vs. Nevada
Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Cody Fajardo passed for 128 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and added a team-best 133 rushing yards with two more scores as his Nevada Wolf Pack outlasted the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 26-18, in a Mountain West Conference clash at Aloha Stadium.
Fajardo completed 17-of-26 passing in the contest for Nevada (5-3, 2-2 MWC), and carried the ball a game-high 23 times for a pair of scores. James Butler added 94 yards on 21 carries for the Wolf Pack, who have won two games in a row.
Ikaika Woolsey connected on 18-of-32 passing for 201 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Hawaii (2-6, 1-2), which has lost two straight and four of its last five games. Steve Lakalaka carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards and a late-game touchdown in the defeat.
The Warriors struck first with just 16 seconds left in the opening quarter when Woolsey found Donnie King Jr. on a 38-yard touchdown strike for the 7-0 advantage.
Tyler Hadden pushed Hawaii's lead to 10-0 with 4:05 to play in the first half following a 36-yard field goal.
With just 52 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Fajardo ended the Wolf Pack's scoring drought on a six-yard quarterback carry for a score. Nevada went into the half trailing the Rainbow Warriors, 10-6, after Brent Zuzo missed the extra point try.
Zuzo redeemed himself with 9:27 left to play in the third quarter when he connected on a 22-yard field goal to slice Hawaii's lead to one point, 10-9.
Fajardo scored his second rushing touchdown with 3:47 remaining in the third frame, this time from eight yards out, to give his Wolf Pack the 16-10 advantage.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Zuzo booted through a 20-yard field goal to extend the Nevada lead to 19-10.
With 2:28 left to play, Fajardo iced the win for the Wolf Pack with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Hasaan Henderson, giving Nevada the 26-10 edge.
Hawaii closed out the scoring when Lakalaka plunged into the end zone from five yards out with 40 seconds left, cutting Nevada's lead to 26-18 after Woolsey hit Quinton Pedroza for the two-point conversion.
Nevada dominated the run game, gaining 299 yards on the ground compared to Hawaii's 102-yard rushing effort. The Wolf Pack held possession of the football for just under 15 minutes more than the Warriors, and finished 10- of-20 on third-down conversions.Game Notes