The Colorado State Rams lead the Hawaii Warriors 28-27 entering the final quarter of play.
The quarter was filled with turnovers and missed opportunities. Colorado State quarterback Connor Smith was intercepted for the second time on the fourth play of the second half. He was picked off by Warriors’ defensive lineman Tavita Woodard, who returned the interception to the Colorado State 30-yard line.
Hawaii was only able to advance the ball two yards before kicker Tyler Hadden missed a 46-yard field goal attempt.
The Rams proceeded to give it right back to the Warriors two plays later as defensive back Marrell Jackson forced running back Chris Nwoke to fumble, which was recovered by defensive lineman Paipai Falemalu.
When the dust settled the ball was on the Colorado State 20, but Hawaii once again failed to capitalize on the turnover. The Warriors made it down to the Rams’ two-yard line, but Colorado State’s defense held up on a Hawaii fourth down attempt.
Colorado State fumbled yet again on their next possession. Hawaii was finally able to convert the mistake into points, as Hadden was good from 26 yards out.
While the Rams managed to not turn the ball over on offense on their next drive, the team gave it up again on special teams in the form of the blocked punt. Hawaii appeared to take the lead two plays later, but the score was called back and the Warriors ultimately had to settle for another Hadden field goal, this one from 43 yards.