The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warrior football team snapped its six-game losing streak at San Diego State after they edged the Aztecs 31-30 in overtime on Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.
UH (8-5, 5-3 Mountain West Conference) won after the Aztecs (7-5, 4-4 MWC) failed a two-point conversion attempt in overtime.
This is the first time the 'Bows won a conference game at San Diego State since 1989. UH's last win over SDSU came in a non-conference match-up in Honolulu in 2005, where they won 49-38.
San Diego State backup quarterback Ryan Agnew entered the game in the fourth quarter and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to junior fullback Isaac Lessard to tie the game 24-24 with 6:07 in the game.
SDSU junior running back Juwan Washington rushed to set up a 32-yard field goal attempt from senior kicker John Baron II, but head coach Nick Rolovich used two timeouts to put pressure on Baron II.
It worked, as Baron II hit the ball as it flew wide right, sending the game into overtime.
The 'Bows struck first in overtime after senior wide receiver Marcus Armstrong-Brown caught a 15-yard pass for a huge first down.
Sophomore quarterback Cole McDonald threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver JoJo Ward, and junior kicker Ryan Meskell hit the PAT to lead 31-24 over the Aztecs.
In SDSU's next drive, Washington rushed for a 25-yard touchdown. The Aztecs went for the two-point conversion, but had a penalty on the first try for an illegal formation. UH also had a pass interference penalty. On the next attempt, Agnew's pass attempt failed to seal the 'Bows 31-30 victory.
McDonald threw for a career-high 452 yards on 29-for-46 passing attempts with three touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Cedric Byrd led receivers with 140 yards and one touchdown. Ward added 120 yards and one touchdown as well, while Armstrong-Brown added 86 yards.
UH also secured its first winning season for the first time since 2010.
The 'Bows, who have been bowl eligible since Nov. 17, await an invitation to a bowl game next month. The Hawai'i Bowl will announce the 2018 match up on Dec. 2.