The Huskies got off to a rocky start allowing Hawaii to get a nice return on the opening kickoff, and couldn't get off the field despite a Hau'oli Kikaha sack and forcing a 3rd and 16. True freshman Budda Baker made three tackles because he got picked on in coverage, and Hawaii was able to move the ball on the ground and make its way right down the field to take a 7-0 lead on a 10 play drive that went 63 yards.
John Ross had a nice return of his own to start UW's initial drive, and the Huskies took to the ground and moved the ball with both Jeff Lindquist and Dwayne Washington. Unfortunately a drop by Jaydon Mickens on 3rd and 3 ended the drive.
When Hawaii got back on the field, Ikaika Woolsey went back to work, moving Hawaii down the field and into Husky territory. He completed his first six passes until a 3rd and 6 incompletion, but an ensuing completion on 4th down moved the chains for Hawaii yet again. A Danny Shelton sack forced another 3rd down, but a flukey tip pass that ended up being caught allowed Hawaii to extend their drive. Hawaii was ultimately forced into a 28 yard FG attempt, which they made to extend their lead to 10-0.
Jeff Lindquist got UW's second drive off to a nice start with the first completion of his career going 20 yards to Michael Hartvison, and followed it two plays later with a completion for a first down to DiAndre Campbell. After a stuffed run, a dropped pass, and a short completion to Kasen Williams, UW's drive was over -- or it would have been if not for a roughing the passer penalty gave UW a freebie. John Ross took a reverse 20 yards to the house to get UW on the board and pull to 10-7 and cap an 8 play 75 yard drive.
Jeff Lindquist finished the quarter 3/5 (with both incompletions being drops) for 31 yards.