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Rainbows edge Sun Dodgers as Refs say "Aloha"
Questionable call mars Hawaii win
Malamute, 2 December  2007

With the score tied 28-28 late in the fourth quarter, Jake Locker completed a pass to Quintin Daniels, which appeared to be a first down deep in Hawaii territory. The referees ruled that Locker had stepped beyond the line of scrimmage, although television replays showed otherwise. Hawaii parlayed the gift into a winning scoring drive, as Colt Brennan completed a 5-yard pass to Ryan Crice-Mullen with 44 seconds remaining; Hawaii beat Washington, 35-28, at Aloha Stadium.

After the final Hawaii scoring drive, Washington (4-9, 2-7 Pac-10) mounted a last ditch effort to win the game. With 38 seconds left in the game, Locker connected on two consecutive passes, hitting Michael Gotlieb for 25 yards and Marcel Reece for 49 yards, which carried the Huskies to the Warriors 4 yard line. Locker lost 2 yards running the ball and the Huskies called a timeout with 12 seconds remaining. Locker threw a pass to Reece in the end zone, which hit him in the chest and was deflected to Ryan Moulten, who ran the ball back to the Warriors 19-yard line. With 3 seconds on the clock, Brennan took a knee to end the game.

The Huskies jumped off to a 21-0 lead, wielding a vicious ground game behind the running of Louis Rankin, Luke Kravitz and Jake Locker. During the three scoring drives the Huskies rushed 18 consecutive times. 

The Warriors fumbled the ball away on three of their first four drives, to help the Huskies' cause.

As they have in many of their games this year, the Huskies' offense fell anemic in the second half, in mostly a gutless performance.  Of the Huskies' five second half drives, two of them resulted in three and outs. A 47-yard drive resulted in a blocked field-goal attempt and a 7-play drive netted just 15 yards. The last drive of the game ended in the interception return.

On the 7-play drive which started from the UW 35, Rankin ran the ball three consecutive times on first down, netting just 3 total yards. This, the Huskies' next to last drive of the game, resulted in the illegal forward pass, which turned the ball over to the Warriors and their last scoring drive that capped the win.

Washington's much maligned defense held Hawaii scoreless in the third quarter.

However, Colt Brennan's pass efficiency, 191.26, ought to be etched as a footnote on the  Heisman Trophy should someone else win the award. Completing 42 of 50 passes for 442 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions was an amazing performance.

 

Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Huskies 21 7 0 0 28
Warriors 0 21 0 14 35



Time Team How Player (s) Score
1st qtr        
11:23 UW TD Jake Locker 8-yard run; Ryan Perkins kick. UW, 7-0
8:30 UW TD Luke Kravitz 1-yard run; Perkins kick. UW, 14-0
5:23 UW TD Kravitz 2-yard run; Perkins kick. UW, 21-0
2nd qtr
10:17 UH TD Colt Brennan 7-yard pass to Jason Rivers; Dan Kelly kick. UW, 21-7
7:08 UW TD Paul Homer 1-yard run; Perkins kick. UW,  28-7
4:11 UH TD Brennan 3-yard pass to Rivers; Kelly kick. UW. 28-14
0:21 UH TD Brennan 13-yard pass to Rivers; Kelly kick. UW, 28-21
4th qtr
8:01 UH TD Brennan 40-yard pass to Rivers; Kelly kick. Tie, 28-28
0:44 UH TD Brennan 5-yard pass to Ryan Crice-Mullen; Kelly kick. UH. 35-28


Statistic UW UH
Total First Downs 21 27
  Rushing 13 5
  Passing 7 22
  Penalty 1 0
Total Net Yards 403 538
Net Yards Passing 142 442
Net Yards Rushing 261 96
Completions-att-int 9-18-1 42-50-0
Punts, yards, average 6-246; 41.0 2-96; 48.0
Sacks By (number, yards) 4-14 1-3
Kickoff Returns: number, yds, tds 6-139-0 5-114-0
Punt returns: number, yds, tds 1-12-0 3-33-0
Kickoff Yards 5-326 6-377
Interception returns: no., yds, tds 0-0-0 1-19-0
Penalties Yards 5-30  6-45
Fumbles, no., lost 0-0 3-3
Time of Possession  29:26 30:34

Passing cmp att yds tds int
UH          
Colt Brennan 42 50 442 5 0
           
Washington          
Jake Locker 9 17 142 0 1
Carl Bonnell 0 1 0 0 0
           
UH Rushing No. Yds tds long  
Daniel Libre 10 82 0 44  
K. Pilares 2 20 0 11  
Jason Laumoli 1 4 0 4  
David Farmer 1 0 0 0
TEAM 1 -1 0 0  
Colt Brennan 8 -9 0 4  
           
Washington Rushing No. yds tds long
Louis Rankin 21 145 0 44  
Marcel Reece 1 3 0 3  
Luke Kravitz 3 3 2 2  
Brandon Johnson 5 13 0 7  
Jake Locker 15 76 1 22  
Carl Bonnell 1 6 0 6  
Anthony Russo 2 15 0 20  
Paul Homer 2 1 1 1  
           
UH Pass Receiving No. yds tds long
Jason Rivers 14 167 4 40
Ryan Crice-Mullen 10 121 1 43  
Daniel Libre 6 61 0 17  
Davone Bess 5 49 0 17  
C. J. Hawthorne 4 25 0 10  
K. Pilares 3 19 0 12  
           
           
Washington Pass Rec. No. yds tds long
Marcel Reece 2 62 0 49  
Anthony Russo 3 38 0 15  
Paul Homer 1 10 0 10  
Michael Gottlieb 1 25 0 25  
Corey Williams 1 6 0 6  
Louis Rankin 1 1 0 1  
           
           
Punting punts yds long Avg
UH
T. Grasso 2 96 51 48.0
           
Washington          
Jared Ballman 6 246 46 41.0  
           
Attendance: 49,655          

Richard Linde (a.k.a., Malamute) can be reached at malamute@4malamute.com

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