Brandon Dawkins and J.J. Taylor proved to be much as they combined for 539 total yards of offense in Arizona’s 47-28 win over Hawaii on Saturday night at Arizona Stadium.
The Rainbow Warriors were then called for a chop block and DeAndre Miller got a sack to eventually force a punt.
Nate Phillips caught a 23-yard pass and followed with five more. Two plays later, Dawkins ran for seven and on the next play, scored on a 24-yard run.
Arizona went for two and was unable to convert, but took a 6-0 lead with 9:13 left in the first quarter.
The Rainbow Warriors started on their own 15 and on second down, Dylan Collie caught an 11-yard pass.
Arizona proceeded to only allow six yards on the next three plays and Hawaii was forced to punt, giving Arizona the ball on its own 18.
J.J. Taylor gained three and Trey Griffey caught a 13-yard pass on second down. A facemask was called on Taylor’s two-yard run and he picked up 30 yards on the next play.
Three plays later, Dawkins scored from 14 yards out and the extra point put Arizona up 13-0 with five minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Tristan Cooper tipped the first play from the line of scrimmage and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles picked it off.
On the first play, Tyrell Johnson took a reverse for a 25-yard touchdown as the extra point put Arizona up 20-0.
The Rainbow Warriors got the ball on their own 19 and began with a four-yard run from Steven Lakalaka.
After an offside call and an incomplete pass, Lakalaka had two runs for three yards reach. He then caught a five-yard pass and added another for seven.
Lakala ran for three yards before John Ursua caught a 38-yard pass. On the next play, Ursua scored from 15 yards out and the extra point cut the lead to 20-7 with 1:10 remaining in the first quarter.
Arizona proceeded to go three and out due to a block in the black and punted to Hawaii’s 24 to begin the second quarter.
Kalakaua Timoteo caught an eight-yard pass on first down and Lakalaka added five on the ground.
Arizona was called for hands to the face and after a false start, Lakalaka gained five more. The Rainbow Warriors were called for holding, but got it back with a 15-yard pass to Timoteo.
Hawaii was forced into fourth and two and threw an incompletion, giving Arizona the ball on its own 41.
The Wildcats went three and out on their ensuing drive and Hawaii got possession on its own 20.
Harris ran for one yard on first down and two plays later, Woolsey gained 12 on the ground for a first down.
Hawaii was called for an illegal block and couldn’t get anything else going, as it punted to the Wildcats’ 25.
Dawkins ran for four yards and then found Johnson for 12. After a three-yard run by Johnson, Dawkins hit Brown for a 56-yard touchdown and the extra point put the Wildcats up 27-7 with 7:17 left in the half.
Hawaii got one first down on its next drive and eventually punted after two incomplete passes, as Arizona took over on its own 20.
Dawkins ran for 12 yards on first down and Trevor Wood caught an eight-yard pass. Taylor gained four on the ground and two plays later, Dawkins ran for 29.
Taylor picked up 15 and after a loss of one, Dawkins got eight more. On the next play, he scored from six yards out and the extra point put Arizona up 34-7 at the half.
Arizona started the second half on its own nine with a 26-yard run from Taylor. Two plays later, Taylor caught an 18-yard pass.
Grant caught an 11-yard pass and Taylor had runs of two and 11 yards. Dawkins then gained nine on the ground, but the drive stalled.
Josh Pollack came in and nailed a 27-yard field goal to put the Wildcats up 37-7 with 9:27 left in the third.
The Rainbow Warriors took over on their own 22 with a three and eight-yard run by Saint Juste. Ursua then caught a 25-yard pass from Dru Brown and two plays later, Kemp gained 10.
Saint Juste picked up five on the ground and after an incomplete pass, Kemp caught a seven-yard completion.
Arizona forced a fourth down, but Brown hit Kemp for 11 yards and the first. On the next play, Lakalaka ran it in from a yard out and the extra point cut the Arizona lead to 37-14 with 4:04 left in the third.null