Rainbow Warriors win first Bowl game under Todd Graham in New Mexico Bowl

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors have defeated the Houston Cougars in the New Mexico Bowl. The Rainbow Warriors won the contest 28-14 over the Cougars at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. This game is traditionally played in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, the game was moved to Texas due to coronavirus issues in New Mexico that forced the game to be moved. There were 2,060 fans in attendance for this game. With the win, the Rainbow Warriors end their season with a winning record under first-year head coach Todd Graham. The Cougars fell to 3-5 with the loss under head coach Dana Holgorsen. Rainbow Warriors quarterback Chevan Cordeiro went 15 of 23 for 136 yards. He had three touchdown passes. Calvin Turner Jr. had 12 carries for 60 yards. Turner Jr. also led the receivers with four receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. Cougars quarterback Clayton Tune went 20 of 28 for 216 yards. He had two touchdown passes and three interceptions. Mulbah Car had 15 carries for 47 yards. Nathaniel Dell had six receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. Hawai’i led 21-0 before the Cougars even scored in the game. Turner Jr., Jonah Laulu, and Dae Dae Hunter all caught touchdown receptions for the Rainbow Warriors. Turner Jr. also scored on a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Dell and Christian Trahan caught touchdown receptions for the Cougars.

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