The University of Hawaii football team tried to stretch its win streak to 5-1 on Saturday against San Jose State in San Jose, California.
The Spartans, coming off a bye-week, scored the first two touchdowns of the game. Boogie Roberts ran for a two-yard touchdown then Josh Love connected with Bailey Gaither for a 55-yard score. This game also served as the homecoming game for SJSU.
The Rainbow Warriors got their first touchdown with 2:21 left to play in the first half. Cole McDonald found Elijah Dale for a 18-yard scoring strike.
Hawaii trailed 17-10 at halftime but cut the deficit down to a point after John Ursua pulled in a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
On the following kickoff, Thai Cottrell of SJSU managed to return the ball all the way to the UH 27-yard line.
It took Josh Love just four plays and 41 seconds to put another touchdown on the scoreboard. This time tossed it to Josh Oliver to make it 24-16 Spartans.
Then in the fourth quarter, Cole McDonald took Hawaii 80-yards down the field, capped that drive with another short pass to John Ursua. That made it 24-22 with San Jose still leading. The Warriors and Spartans traded blows. Ursua's third touchdown of the game, tied it at 31 with 4:34 left on the game clock.
Hawaii got the ball back in the final minutes of regulation but was unable to convert, sending the game into overtime.
Rainbow Warriors sealed the win in the fifth overtime after Bryce Crawford missed his 6th field goal attempt of the game. Hawaii's 44-41 win in five overtimes moves them now to 5-1 this season 2-0 in the Mountain West.
UH leads the all-time series 21-19-1 which includes a current three-game win streak.
SJSU head coach Brent Brennan was a graduate assistant at UH in 1998 under head coach Fred vonAppen. Brennan's cousin is former UH record-setting quarterback Colt Brennan.