GAMEDAY College Football

San Jose State 17, Hawaii 13

Associated Press

HONOLULU - Nick Starkel threw a pair of touchdown passes about three minutes apart and San Jose State beat Hawaii 17-13 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

Kairee Robinson blocked a punt to set up a seven-play, 44-yard drive culminating when Starkel hit Isaiah Hamilton for a 13-yard score and, after a Hawaii three-and-out, he connected with Jermaine Braddock 1-yard TD with 2:23 left in the first half to give San Jose State the lead for good at 14-7.

SJSU (2-1) has won nine conference games dating to a 38-35 loss to UNLV on November 23, 2019.

Hawaii's Calvin Turner scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to open the scoring late in the first quarter and Matthew Shipley made field goals of 25 and 23 yards in the third quarter to make it 14-13.

Matt Mercurio kicked a 26-yard field goal to cap the scoring with 1:19 to play. Turner returned the kickoff the Hawaii 36 and the Rainbow Warriors moved to the SJSU 21 before time expired.

San Jose State's Kyle Harmon was ejected after he was flagged for targeting early in the fourth quarter. The senior linebacker, an all-MWC selection last season, finished with nine tackles, five solo.

Chevan Cordeiro completed 18 of 39 passes for 242 yards and added 39 yards rushing for Hawaii (1-3).

Robinson finished with 21 carries for 55 yards and three receptions for 34 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SJSUHawaii
Hawaii TD 3:29 Calvin Turner Jr. 1 yd run (Matthew Shipley kick) 0 7
Second Quarter SJSUHawaii
SJSU TD 5:26 Isaiah Hamilton 13 yd pass from Nick Starkel (Matt Mercurio kick) 7 7
SJSU TD 2:23 Jermaine Braddock 1 yd pass from Nick Starkel (Matt Mercurio kick) 14 7
Third Quarter SJSUHawaii
Hawaii FG 8:05 Matthew Shipley 25 yd FG 14 10
Hawaii FG 3:29 Matthew Shipley 23 yd FG 14 13
Fourth Quarter SJSUHawaii
SJSU FG 1:19 Matt Mercurio 26 yd FG 17 13
Team Stats
  San Jose State Hawaii
First downs 15 16
  Rushing 3 4
  Passing 12 11
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-20, 35% 4-18, 22%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 26-56 37-127
Passing Yards 235 242
Return Yards 89 49
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-51-1 18-39-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--12 2--12
Punts 11 11
Punts-Average 44.5 40.7
Fumbles Lost 2-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-47 3-33
Time of Possession 28:01 31:59
San Jose State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Starkel 23 50 235 2 1
N. Nash 0 1 0 0 0
Hawaii Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Cordeiro 18 39 242 0 0
San Jose State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Robinson 21 55 2.6 0
S. Garrett 3 13 4.3 0
N. Starkel 2 -12 -6.0 0
Hawaii Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Hunter 15 51 3.4 0
C. Cordeiro 10 39 3.9 0
D. Parson 5 21 4.2 0
C. Turner Jr. 7 16 2.3 1
San Jose State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Mazotti 2 59 29.5 0
J. Braddock 3 39 13.0 1
I. Hamilton 4 37 9.3 1
K. Robinson 3 34 11.3 0
C. Ross 4 27 6.8 0
N. Nash 2 18 9.0 0
S. Garrett 4 14 3.5 0
D. Deese Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
Hawaii Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Mardner 5 97 19.4 0
C. Turner Jr. 4 56 14.0 0
D. Hunter 2 33 16.5 0
J. Panoke 3 27 9.0 0
A. Cephus 2 17 8.5 0
J. Smart 2 12 6.0 0
San Jose State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Hawaii Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Kaneshiro 1 0
San Jose State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
W. Hart 11 489 44.5
Hawaii Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Shipley 10 433 43.3
San Jose State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Garrett 3 20 6.7
C. Bostic III 1 18 18.0
Hawaii Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Turner Jr. 1 1 1.0
San Jose State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Garrett 2 51 25.5
Hawaii Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Turner Jr. 2 48 24.0
San Jose State Missed FG
Player Length
Hawaii Missed FG
Player Length
M. Shipley 48




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