2018 Hawaii Bowl

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2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl
17th Hawaii Bowl
1234 Total
Hawaii 0707 14
Louisiana Tech 30217 31
DateDecember 22, 2018
Season2018
StadiumAloha Stadium
LocationHonolulu, Hawaii
MVPJaylon Ferguson (DE, Louisiana Tech) & Kendall Hune (DE, Hawaii)
FavoriteHawaii by 1
RefereeGreg Sujack (MAC)
Attendance30,911
PayoutUS$1,000,000
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN & ESPN Radio
AnnouncersBeth Mowins, Kirk Morrison and Allison Williams (ESPN)
Kevin Winter and Brad Edwards (ESPN Radio)
Hawaii Bowl
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The 2018 Hawaii Bowl was a college football bowl game being played on December 22, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was the 17th edition of the Hawaii Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. This was the first time since 2007 that the bowl was not played on Christmas Eve. Sponsored by the SoFi personal finance company, the game was officially called the SoFi Hawaii Bowl.

Teams

The game was played between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors of the Mountain West Conference and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs of Conference USA (C–USA). The teams had faced each other 10 times, with Hawaii holding an 8–2 lead in the series; both teams previously were members of the Western Athletic Conference.

This was Louisiana Tech's first trip to the Hawaii Bowl; it was Hawaii's eighth time in this bowl.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Hawaii secured a spot in the bowl with a win on November 17 over the UNLV Rebels, ending a four-game losing streak and assuring the Rainbow Warriors of a bowl-eligible winning record, as they reached 7–5 with one game left to play. Hawaii subsequently defeated the San Diego State Aztecs, ending the regular season with an 8–5 overall record, 5–3 in conference. The Rainbow Warriors' participation in the Hawaii Bowl was confirmed by bowl organizers on November 28.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Louisiana Tech announced their acceptance of a Hawaii Bowl bid on November 28. The Bulldogs compiled a 7–5 regular season record, 5–3 in conference.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP HAW LT
1 1:08 9 44 3:04 LT 24-yard field goal by Bailey Hale 0 3
2 8:20 7 71 3:21 HAW Jason-Matthew Sharsh 24-yard touchdown reception from Chevan Cordeiro, Ryan Meskell kick good 7 3
3 10:27 3 51 0:32 LT Israel Tucker 5-yard touchdown run, Bailey Hale kick good 7 10
3 4:44 7 92 2:55 LT Jaquis Dancy 58-yard touchdown reception from J'Mar Smith, Bailey Hale kick good 7 17
3 0:55 4 65 2:05 LT J'Mar Smith 4-yard touchdown run, Bailey Hale kick good 7 24
4 6:14 7 38 2:39 HAW Marcus Armstrong-Brown 7-yard touchdown reception from Cole McDonald, Ryan Meskell kick good 14 24
4 3:45 6 65 2:29 LT Kam McKnight 39-yard touchdown run, Bailey Hale kick good 14 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 31

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 7 0 7 14
Bulldogs 3 0 21 7 31
Statistics HAW LT
First downs 17 23
Plays–yards 66–226 70–453
Rushes–yards 32–58 38–168
Passing yards 168 285
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17–34–3 19–31–1
Time of possession 29:23 30:37
Team Category Player Statistics
Hawaii Passing Cole McDonald 10/20, 85 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Fred Holly III 9 car, 57 yds
Receiving Jason-Matthew Sharsh 5 rec, 67 yds, 1 TD
Louisiana Tech Passing J'Mar Smith 19/31, 285 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jaqwis Dancy 15 car, 57 yds
Receiving Teddy Veal 8 rec, 107 yds

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