Cowboys suffer first conference lose of the season at Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Ikaika Woolsey passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns, all in the second half, as Hawaii rallied past Wyoming Saturday, 38-28.

The Rainbow Warriors (2-4, 1-0 Mountain West) amassed 513 yards of total offense to snap a two-game losing streak. The Cowboys (3-3, 1-1) dropped their second straight game.

Wyoming held a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter and a 21-10 edge at halftime, but Hawaii stormed ahead with four second-half scores behind Woolsey, who started the third quarter after starter Taylor Graham left the game with a broken foot on the final play before halftime.

Woolsey completed 8 of 9 pass attempts, while Graham was 9-of-17 passing for 108 yards. Quinton Pedroza caught a game-high seven passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Hawaii rushed for 232 yards, led by a career-high 135 from Diocemy Saint Juste.

Cowboy senior quarterback Colby Kirkegaard threw two touchdown passes and 221 yards, but threw two costly second-half interceptions. Junior running back Shaun Wick rushed for 121 yards and a score. Defensively, senior linebacker Mark Nzeocha led the pokes with 12 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The Cowboys are back home next Saturday afternoon, when they take on San Jose State in Mountain West Conference Play. You can hear game, beginning with the Cowboys pre-game at 1PM Saturday on KWYW 99.1FM.