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McDonald throws for four TDs, UH tops Central Arkansas 35-16

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald was 25-of-32 passing for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and the University of Hawaii football team beat Central Arkansas 35-16 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
Jared Smart had eight receptions for 121 yards — both career highs — and scored his first touchdown for UH (3-1).
The Rainbow Warriors lost a fumble on their first possession, but Kai Kaneshiro returned an interception 55 yards for a score and McDonald hit JoJo Ward for a 5-yard touchdown, Smart for a 16-yard score and connected with Cedric Byrd II on a 13-yard TD to make it 28-0 midway through the second quarter.
Central Arkansas running back Carlo Blackman hit Sam Carmargo for a 4-yard TD and Hayden Ray added a 35-yard field goal just before the break. Blackman’s 23-yard TD run in the fourth quarter cut the Bears’ deficit to 28-16 with 12 minutes remaining, but Lincoln Victor’s 11-yard touchdown reception from McDonald capped the scoring with 3:27 to go.
Blackman finished with 17 carries for 147 for Bears (3-1), who came in ranked No. 12 in the FCS Coaches poll.
The Rainbow Warriors now head into Mountain West Conference play, starting next Saturday at Nevada.
Cent. Arkansas 0 9 0 7–16
Hawaii 14 14 0 7–35
First Quarter
HAW–Kaneshiro 55 interception return (Meskell kick), 8:48
HAW–Ward 5 pass from McDonald (Meskell kick), 1:52
Second Quarter
HAW–Smart 16 pass from McDonald (Meskell kick), 14:28
HAW–Byrd 13 pass from McDonald (Meskell kick), 7:53
UCA–Camargo 4 pass from Blackman (kick failed), 4:14
UCA–FG H.Ray 35, :10
Fourth Quarter
UCA–Blackman 23 run (H.Ray kick), 12:18
HAW–Victor 11 pass from McDonald (Meskell kick), 3:27
A–23,465.
UCAHAW
First downs 18 23
Rushes-yards 23-146 24-113
Passing 189 300
Comp-Att-Int 29-53-1 25-32-1
Return Yards 69 55
Punts-Avg. 6-35.66 2-38.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-3
Penalties-Yards 6-45 7-75
Time of Possession 30:41 29:19
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING–Cent. Arkansas, Blackman 17-147, Crossley 3-3, McCray 1-1, Richmond 0-0, Smith 2-(minus 5). Hawaii, M.Reed 10-60, McDonald 4-31, Holly 8-26, (Team) 2-(minus 4).
PASSING–Cent. Arkansas, Blackman 1-1-0-4, Smith 28-51-1-185, (Team) 0-1-0-0. Hawaii, McDonald 25-32-1-300.
RECEIVING–Cent. Arkansas, Winningham 8-53, Blackman 5-29, Nix 3-25, Ross 3-20, Richmond 3-12, Fox 2-20, Hudson 2-16, Blakey 1-8, Camargo 1-4, Robinson 1-2. Hawaii, Smart 8-121, Byrd 6-54, Sharsh 5-67, Victor 3-33, Ward 3-25.
MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.