Wyoming runs past Hawaii, Warriors struggle on road

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Xazavian Valladay and Trey Smith each rushed for 85-plus yards and two touchdowns, and Wyoming cruised past Hawaii 31-7 on Friday night. Valladay carried it 32 times for 163 yards and Smith gained 89 yards on 20 runs for Wyoming (1-1, 1-1 Mountain West), which has won nine straight home games. Levi Williams passed for 112 yards. Valladay’s 18-yard touchdown on the opening possession was the only TD over 7 yards for either team. He added a 6-yard score, and Smith had scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards. Chevan Cordeiro was 11-of-26 passing for 110 yards with one interception for Hawaii (1-1, 1-1). Dae Dae Hunter scored Hawaii’s lone touchdown on a 3-yard run to pull to 10-7 in the second quarter. The Rainbow Warriors were outgained 281-123 on the ground and turned it over twice. Wyoming claimed the Paniolo Trophy for the 15th time in the 25 meetings between the schools. The Cowboys have won eight of the last 10 meetings. UH’s two wins during the stretch game at home in 2014 and ’18. The Cowboys have now won six straight meetings at War Memorial Stadium. UH’s last win in Laramie occurred in 1991 (32-17). UH had its school-record four-game Mountain West regular-season win streak snapped. It was also Hawaii’s first loss in its last four MW regular-season road games. Hawaii dropped to 11-23 all-time in Mountain West road games, but is 7-3 in its last 10 conference road games. Cordeiro lost his first career game as a UH starter. He is now 5-1 in six career starts. Hawaii senior receiver Jared Smart has caught a ball in all 17 games he has played in. He has caught no less than three passes in all but one of those games. Since joining the Mountain West in 2012, the Rainbow Warriors have played back-to-back conference road games in consecutive weeks four times and have yet to pull a road sweep. UH lost both games in 2012 and 2015 and split in 2014 and ’20. Hawaii’s 110 passing yards was its lowest total since passing for 88 yards in a loss at Boise State in 2015. The Rainbow Warriors gave up five sacks against the Cowboys and has surrendered nine total sacks in its first two games.

Hawaii 0 7 0 0–  7
Wyoming 10 0 7 14–31
First Quarter
Wyo–Xazavian Valladay 18 run (John Hoyland kick), 11:53.
Wyo–Hoyland 30 FG, 9:55.
Second Quarter
UH–Dae Dae Hunter 3 run (Matthew Shipley kick), 1:04.
Third Quarter
Wyo–Trey Smith 1 run (Hoyland kick), 4:22.
Fourth Quarter
Wyo–Valladay 6 run (Hoyland kick), 8:19.
Wyo–Smith 2 run (Hoyland kick), 1:48.
First Downs 12 24
Rushing 31-123 59-281
Passing yards 110 112
Comp-Att-Int 11-26-1 9-18-0
Total offense 233 393
Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties 7-60 5-47
Punts-avg 6-44.8 4-37.8
RUSHING–UH, Miles Reed 7-54, Calvin Turner 6-37, Hunter 8-22, Melquise Stovall 1-9, Chevan Cordeiro 9-1; Wyo–Valladay 32-163, Smith 20-89, Levi Williams 7-29.
PASSING–UH, Cordeiro 11-26-1–110; Wyo–Williams 9-18-0–110.
RECEIVING–UH, Zion Bowens 1-47, Jared Smart 4-32, Turner 2-24, Stovall 2-11, Hunter 1-4, Reed 1-(minus 8); Wyo–Valladay 2-32, Ayden Eberhardt 3-26, Dontae Crow 1-25, Nate Weinman 2-22. Parker Christensen 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS–UH, Shipley 44; Wyo, Hoyland 36.



Thursday’s Results

Georgia Southern 24, South Alabama 17

Fresno State 38, Colorado State 17

Friday’s Results

Wyoming 31, Hawaii 7

Maryland 45, Minnesota 44, OT

Tulsa 34, East Carolina 30