Miles Reed celebrates a touchdown against San Jose State

Hawai'i redshirt sophomore running back Miles Reed (26) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against San Jose State at Aloha Stadium.

What comes next?

As the MW West Division champions, the Rainbow Warriors will head to Idaho on Dec. 7 to take on Boise State in the first Mountain West Conference Championship Game in program history.

Final Stats


Cole McDonald 13-19, 144 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception

Chevan Cordeiro 9-16, 71 yards | 8 carries, 59 yards

Miles Reed 13 carries, 53 yards

Fred Holly III 5 carries, 29 yards, 1 touchdown

Jason-Matthew Sharsh 10 catches, 10 targets, 95 yards, 1 touchdown

Jared Smart 7 catches, 82 yards

San Diego State

Ryan Agnew 25-39, 229 yards

Chase Jasmin 7 carries, 37 yards

Juwan Washington 9 carries 24 yards 

Fourth Quarter

END Q4 Hawai'i 14 San Diego State 11

Hawai'i is the West Division Champion!

SDSU FIELD GOAL IS NO GOOD! The Rainbow Warriors will hang on to win after the Actec field goal sails wide!

Fourth Down! 'Bows get the stop! San Diego State will punt with 5:35 left in the game.

Cordeiro can't find Jared Smart on the deep ball. Stan Gaudion punt rolls into the end zone for a touchback

'Bows 14 Aztecs 11

Touchdown SDSU. Ryan Agnew takes it in himself on a quarterback keeper. Agnew again found the end zone on the 2-point conversion, but was shaken up on the play.

Third Quarter

END Q3 Hawai'i 14 San Diego Sate 3

'Bows 14 Aztecs 3

Touchdown Hawai'i! Fred Holly III runs it into the end zone from 11 yards out for his first touchdown of the game!

Three straight carries of 10+ yards by Cordeiro have the 'Bows in the red zone!

Chevan Cordeiro in at QB for Hawai'i.

Fourth Down! Defense gets it right back for Hawai'i with a three and out for SDSU! Punt downed on the 5 yard line.

Quick three and out for Hawai'i after an early holding penalty negated a first down.

First Half Stats 


Cole McDonald 13-17, 144 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception

Miles Reed 8 carries, 47 yards

Jason-Matthew Sharsh 8 catches, 8 targets, 83 yards, 1 touchdown

Jared Smart 4 catches, 52 yards

San Diego State

Ryan Agnew 15-21 130 yards

Juwon Washington 7 carries, 18 yards

Jesse Matthews 3 catches, 23 yards

Chase Jasmin 2 catches, 25 yards

Second Quarter

END Q2 Hawai'i 7 San Diego State 3

Hawai'i takes a knee with 13 seconds left on the clock. The 'Bows will receive to open the second half.

'Bows 7 Aztecs 3

Field Goal SDSU. Aztecs on the board after converting the 27-yard field goal. 

Fourth Down! The pass is dropped! Would have been a walk-in touchdown if caught, but SDSU's field goal unit is on to try for the first Aztec points of the game. Nick Rolovich calls a timeout to ice the kicker.

San Diego State touchdown is called back after review revealed that the receiver's foot was out of bounds when he caught the ball.

Interception SDSU. McDonald's throw bounces off of Cedric Byrd II's hands and into the waiting arms of an Aztec defender. First turnover of the day for either team.

The McDonald to Sharsh connection is ON today. Sharsh owns 83 of McDonald's 144 yards through the air. Another first down for the pair.

Fourth down! Agnew's pass caught short of the first down marker. The Aztecs will punt for the third time today.

The first punt of the day for Hawai'i goes into the end zone for a touchback.

Cole McDonald's pass is tipped at the line of scrimmage. Ben Scruton out to punt. 

Miles Reed slips away for a 14-yard rush. Another first down for the 'Bows!

Fourth down! Hawai'i forces a punt on back-to-back SDSU drives. 

First Quarter

END Q1 Hawai'i 7 San Diego State 0

Mason Vega heads to the locker room with an apparent arm injury.

15 plays, 92 yards, 8:30 used. Hawai'i picked up 5 first downs on the longest scoring drive (by # of plays) of the year.

'Bows 7 Aztecs 0

TOUCHDOWN 'BOWS! McDonald finds Jason-Matthew Sharsh for an 8-yard touchdown!

Cole McDonald gets the start for Hawai'i.

'Bows force a punt on the Aztecs opening drive. Fair catch on the UH 8-yard line.

Hawai'i has won the coin toss and elected to defer. San Diego State will receive the opening kickoff in the south end zone.

Captain Dayton Furuta is suited up for the first time since his injury in week 2 against Oregon State.

Game Storylines:

  • Saturday's match-up is for the West Division title and would put the winner in the Mountain West Championship game. A win by UH would give both teams a 5-3 record in league play. Nevada could also finish at 5-3 however Hawai'i would own the tie-breaker over both teams.
  • UH has not appeared in the MW Championship game since joining the league in 2012. SDSU appeared and won the championship in both 2015 & '16.
  • A win by UH would also give the Rainbow Warriors eight wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2006-07, which was also the last time UH was bowl eligible in consecutive seasons. Hawai'i is bowl eligible for the third time in four seasons under head coach Nick Rolovich.
  • SDSU (8-2, 5-2 MW) leads the overall series 21-10-2, including a 11-6-2 advantage in games played in Honolulu. The Aztecs have won the last three meetings at Aloha Stadium. The teams met every year from 1980-98 as members of the Western Athletic Conference and only twice from 1999 to 2011, until UH joined the MW in '12
  • The Aztecs are bowl eligible for the 10th consecutive year and are coming off a 17-7 victory over Fresno State last Friday. Both of SDSU's losses this season were by six points or less (6 by Utah State, 4 by Nevada).
  • SDSU is allowing only 13.7 points per game this season, which ranks No. 8 nationally. Only two of SDSU's opponents scored 20+ points or more. Comparatively, UH is No. 21 nationally in scoring offense at 35.8 points per game and have scored at least 20 points in every game this season.
  • The Warriors are averaging 212.3 rushing yards per game in their last four games with 12 rushing touchdowns. SDSU has not allowed 200 yards in a game and has held its opponents to under 100 yards rushing in 8 of 10 games. The Aztecs have also allowed only 6 rushing TDs all season and ranks No. 2 nationally allowing only 65.8 rushing yards per game.
  • The most yards of total offense the Aztecs have allowed this season is 376 versus UNLV. UH's fewest yards of total offense this season is 395 versus Washington. The Aztecs rank No. 8 nationally with an average of 270 yards allowed per game while UH is 10th nationally with an average of 491.9 yards of total offense per game.
  • Receivers Cedric Byrd and JoJo Ward are on the verge of 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Byrd needs 102 yards while Ward needs 120 yards to become the first UH teammates to reach that mark in the same season since Greg Salas (1,889) and Kealoha Pilares (1,306) in 2010.

(Source: Hawaii Athletics)

What to know before the game

Who: Hawai'i (7-4) vs. San Diego State (8-2)

When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. HST

Where: Honolulu, Hawai'i 

Stadium: Aloha Stadium

Television: Spectrum Sports PPV

Stream: Facebook Live (Mainland only)

Radio: ESPN Honolulu (FM 92.7/AM 1420)