Most Memorable Moments

Relive Some of the Most Memorable Moments in University of Hawaii Football History

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Relive Some of the Most Memorable Moments in University of Hawaii Football History (Poll Closed)

  If you’re a UH football fan, you know it’s impossible to narrow down the “10” most memorable moments.. We asked fans and people close to the program for the past 3-4 decades for their nominations. This list of nominees may grow a little during the next week so check back with us. We’ll announce the very unscientific ranking results during a special live broadcast Tuesday, August 17th from 6:30-9PM on KFVE.

Join us for the first annual Nā Koa Bowl – a fundraiser for the University of Hawaii football program with players and coaches who were part of many of these moments. They’ll be there to take your phone calls and share some great stories. Joining the players and coaches and hosts Liz Chun, Billy V and Russell Yamanoha — a terrific lineup of entertainers who also happen to be Warrior fans: Henry Kapono, Imua, and Kaukahi will perform throughout the broadcast.

You can still enjoy the video clips and still photos below! We’ll see you Tuesday night August 17th on KFVE.

Oct. 4, 2008 UH vs. Fresno State 32-29 OT Victory

The Warriors entered the always hostile environment of Bulldog Stadium as definite underdogs. This would be their 5th game of the season with only one “W” to date (Weber State).

Coach Mack said, “This is the best total team victory I’ve ever been involved in. The kids competed to the end.”

“This is as tough a loss as I’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Pat Hill, in his 12th season as Fresno State head coach. “I’ve never been around a game with that many turnovers.”

Fresno was a good enough team to get back in it after awful field position most of the game. With 51 seconds left in regulation and a chance to potentially win — and give Fresno State its first lead — Kevin Goessling attempted a 36-yard field goal. But Hawaii’s Antwan Mahaley blocked it.

“It felt like a good hit, but the ball was probably a little low,” Goessling said. “Credit Hawai’i. They got a jumper up there.”

And then The Iceman Cometh. Dan Kelly, who entered the night 2-for-6 on field goals this season, drilled his 33-yard kick to send the Warriors to a rousing 32-29 overtime win over No. 22 Fresno State.

This was the first UH overtime road victory against a nationally ranked team in the history of the program.

Dec. 1, 2007 Washington vs. UH 35-28 Victory

They had already won the WAC, but this was for everything. A Perfect Season. A BCS Bowl bid. And the Warriors came out flat. Their worst start of the season and Washington put up 21 points in the first quarter.

Then …..Colt Brennan went to work on an unforgettable comeback when he hit Jason Rivers for a 40 yard TD to tie the game 28-28. The Brennan/Rivers connection produced 2 touchdowns in the game. Then with 44 seconds remaining the Warriors took the lead on a touchdown pass to Ryan Grice-Mullen.

Washington had 30 seconds to send the game into overtime, and QB Jake Locker completed 2 passes to take the ball down to the Hawaii 6 yard line. Locker was dropped for a 2 yard loss on the next play. Washington called a timeout. Then Hawaii’s Ryan Mouton intercepted Locker in the end zone to seal the comeback victory. Hawaii was on its way to the Sugar Bowl!

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