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Khoury Bethley (5) and Isaiah Tufaga (17) celebrate Darius Muasau's (53) touchdown against New Mexico State on Oct. 23.

The Rainbow Warriors netted a total of nine spots in the All-Mountain West football team. The ‘Bows had two spots on the first team, two spots on the second team, and five honorable mentions.

Defensive standouts Khoury Bethley and Darius Muasau landed themselves on the first-team defense. Bethley ended the regular season tied for the most interceptions in the country with five and ranked sixth in solo tackles with 73. Muasau ended the year ranked tied-second in forced fumbles with five, tied for the most in the Mountain West.

Senior defensive back Cortez Davis made it on the second team, while classmate Calvin Turner Jr. made the team as a wide receiver. Davis was a stellar number one cornerback for the ‘Bows, leading the country in pass breakups with 18 and second in passes defended with 19. Turner Jr. was 20th in the country in receptions and second in the conference in all-purpose yardage only behind Utah State's Deven Thompkins.

An additional five more ‘Bows received All-Mountain West honorable mentions including the entire left side of Hawaiʻi’s offensive line. Seniors center Kohl Levao, left tackle Ilm Manning and left guard Micah Vanterpool all made the list.

Junior wide receiver Nick Mardner also received an honorable mention for ranking fifth in the conference in terms of receiving yards with 913.

Junior defensive end Jonah Laulu was the ‘Bows lone defensive lineman to make the honorable mentions list with 34 total tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks.