Hawaii Sports

Mariota rallies Titans past Wentz, Eagles in overtime

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Vrabel took a timeout late in overtime with the Tennessee Titans facing their third fourth down, then the first-year coach pulled kicker Ryan Succop off the field. Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis and the rest of the Titans ...

Rainbow Wahine down Highlanders

The Maui News Despite hitting just .184 for the match, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team swept UC Riverside 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Norene Iosia had eight kills, 10 assists, eight digs and three of the Rainbow Wahine’s ...

Iosia leads UH to sweep of Cal State Fullerton

The Maui News Norene Iosia had 10 kills and 11 assists as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in Big West Conference play with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Iosia led the ...

Mariota comes off bench, Tennessee beats Jacksonville 9-6

By MARK LONG The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marcus Mariota just has a knack for beating Jacksonville. He’s done it with his arm. He’s done it with his legs. Now he’s done it off the bench. The Saint Louis School graduate directed three scoring drives in relief of ...

Tagovailoa throws for four TDs, runs for another as Tide dispatch Aggies

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown. The 30-yarder wasn’t a replay of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 ...

Milton leads UCF to 16th straight win

By FRED GOODALL The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — With Mc­Kenzie Milton on top of his game, No. 16 UCF keeps rolling along. The junior from Kapolei, Oahu, ran for a career-best three touchdowns while throwing for three more, helping the Knights rally from a second-quarter deficit ...

Rainbow Wahine earn road sweep of Aggies in Big West opener

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team opened Big West Conference play with a 25-18, 25-21, 26-24 sweep of UC Davis on Friday in Davis, Calif. The Rainbow Wahine (5-5, 1-0) got 13 kills from Natasha Burns, who also finished with a team-high .455 hitting ...

Mariota questionable for Titans-Jaguars matchup

NFL NOTE _______________ The Associated Press The Tennessee Titans still don’t know who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Marcus Mariota was limited all week with an arm injury and is questionable for the second straight game. Blaine Gabbert started in ...

USC edges Washington State, 39-36

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.T. Daniels passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Jay Tufele blocked Washington State’s attempt at a tying field goal with 1:41 to play in Southern California’s 18th consecutive home victory, 39-36 Friday. Mililani High ...

Mariota still dealing with weakness in throwing hand

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota wakes up every morning hoping his injured right hand feels better. Unfortunately for the Tennessee Titans quarterback, the weakness is still there, along with numbness and tingling in two fingers. That’s ...

Army hands UH first loss of season

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Kelvin Hopkins is feeling confident running Army’s option offense after three games as a starter. Hopkins didn’t buy into hype of his quarterback matchup against the University of Hawaii’s Cole McDonald, the nation’s leading passer, stayed with Army’s ...

Tagovailoa, Tide dominate Ta‘amu, Rebels

By DAVID BRANDT The Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. — Top-ranked Alabama faced a rare bit of adversity Saturday when Mississippi’s first offensive play turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta‘amu to D.K. Metcalf. The angst lasted a grand total of 11 seconds. Alabama ...

Army impressed by unbeaten UH

Rainbow Warriors bring high-powered offense to West Point today WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — After guiding the Black Knights to victory over Liberty in their home opener last week, Army coach Jeff Monken didn’t savor the moment very long. He quickly turned his focus to the next opponent, the ...

Vrabel expects to play both Mariota, Gabbert against Texans

By TERRY McCORMICK The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Friday he expects to play both starting quarterback Marcus Mariota and backup Blaine Gabbert in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Mariota didn’t throw during the open ...

Rainbow Wahine’s rally vs. Ducks falls short

The Maui News After losing the first two sets to No. 12 Oregon, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team rallied but fell short during its comeback, falling to the Ducks 25-23, 25-10, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Norene Iosia led ...

Mariota limited at practice, might not start

NFL Notes The Associated Press The Tennessee Titans limited Marcus Mariota at practice Thursday and gave more work to backup Blaine Gabbert, and coach Mike Vrabel says they want to evaluate which quarterback will give them the best chance against the Houston Texans. Mariota practiced ...

Mariota back at practice

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota practiced fully Wednesday after being knocked out of Tennessee’s season opener when he hurt the elbow on his right, throwing arm. Barring any setbacks, Titans coach Mike Vrabel expects his ...

Rainbow Warriors defeat Rice 43-29, move to 3-0

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Cedric Byrd, to help Hawaii beat Rice 43-29 on Saturday night and improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2007. McDonald was 22 of 33 on Saturday and has passed for 1165 yards and 13 touchdowns with no ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Portland

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team lost to Portland in five sets (25-19, 11-25, 18-25, 25-20, 8-15) Friday night at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. McKenna Granato and Norene Iosia led the Rainbow Wahine with 15 kills.

Saban makes it official, it’s Tagovailoa’s job

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban made official what anybody who watched No. 1 Alabama’s opener likely assumed: Tua Tagovailoa is the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback. The top-ranked Tide’s coach didn’t wait for the question to be asked Monday before saying Tagovailoa will start ...