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McDonald’s 5 TD passes help Hawaii beat Duquesne 42-21

September 23, 2018
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Hawaii wide receiver Cedric Byrd (6) looks to get away from Duquesne defensive back Spencer Demedal (28) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night.

McDonald was 24-of-40 passing for 273 yards with one interception. Junior Dayton Furuta, who came in with 75 career rushing yards, had 12 carries for 114 yards for Hawaii (4-1).

Duquesne’s Daniel Parr threw touchdown passes 56 seconds apart to make it 14-0 midway through the first quarter, but McDonald capped drives of eight, nine and 11 plays with scoring strikes to give the Rainbow Warriors a seven-point lead going into the break. Hawaii’s Zach Wilson intercepted a pass on the first possession of the second half to set up a 2-yard TD run by Fred Holly III and McDonald’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Torres with 7:48 to play made it 35-14.

The Dukes (3-2) had their three-game win streak snapped.

John Ursua finished with five catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns, Cedric Byrd added seven receptions for 55 yards and a score and JoJo Ward had 89 yards receiving and one TD on six catches for Hawaii.

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