HONOLULU (AP) _ Jason Elam won a battle of freshmen place-kickers, connecting on two fourth quarter field goals to lead Hawaii to a 27-24 upset of the ninth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Elam outdueled Iowa's freshman place-kicker, Jeff Skillet, who came up short on a 43-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left. Skillet was called in three plays after an apparent touchdown pass was nullified by a holding penalty with 40 seconds to go.

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