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Rainbow Warriors fall to UCLA on the road 44-10

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Rainbow Warriors fall to UCLA on the road 44-10

Two streaks were snapped on Saturday--neither going Hawaii football's way. 

After winning four straight season openers, the UCLA Bruins--who have not won a non-conference game at home since 2017--took down Hawaii 44-10 in a first half rushing feast. 

After two three-and-out drives and a Chevan Cordeiro interception on the third drive--UCLA needed just 17 plays to go up 17 points. The Bruins running game, featuring former Michigan stud Zach Charbonnet, took over. Charbonnet and other back Brittain Brown needed just one half of football to score four touchdowns on the ground. 

By the end of the first half, UH had scored just once after the offense had numerous opportunities inside the Bruins territory. 

Matt Shipley scored Hawaii's first points via a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It wasn't until 3:17 left in the third quarter before the Rainbow Warriors would score their first touchdown: a Chevan Cordeiro one-yard pass to TE Caleb Phillips to make it a 44-10 game. 

 All in all, UCLA racked up 392 yards of total offense, including 244 yards on the ground. Hawaii, meanwhile, amassed just 269 yards--26 of them on the ground. 

In terms of UH mistakes, a mistakenly downed punt by Matt Shipley wasn't the only flub. Cordeiro was intercepted twice, plus UCLA returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. 

The Warriors drop to 0-1 on the season while the Bruins improve to 1-0.

Hawaii will prepare for its first home game at the new Clarence T.C. Ching Field next Saturday against Portland State.