Hawaii got a pass interference penalty on Marcus Peters to help their early drive, and the went to the ground game to get the ball across midfield. The Husky defense continued to struggle, missing some tackles, but on a 4th and 2 deep in Husky territory Hawaii got cute with a reverse pass which fell incomplete in the endzone. The Dawgs took over at their own 9 yard line.
Jeff Lindquist decided he'd had enough of the mishegas, and opened UW's drive with a play action toss over the top of Hawaii's defense. The play went 91 yards for a touchdown, and the ball traveled about 53 yards in the air. UW took a 14-10 lead.
UW decided to play a little defense on Hawaii's next drive, by forcing a three and out that ended with a Marcus Peters breakup.
Lavon Coleman got his first career carry to start UW's drive, going for 4 yards. A Lindquist scamble up the gut coverted a third down, and a dart to Kasen Williams kept the chains moving a couple of plays later. Coleman kept getting burn at tailback, and converted a long second down with a 13 yard rush. The drive stalled out with some no yardage plays, and Cameron Van Winkle came on to attempt a 36 yard field goal, which he knocked right down the pipe.
Travis Feeney started the defensive stand with a big stick on the ensuing kickoff. Hawaii continued their methodical efficiency into UW territory. Woolsey converted a 3rd and 2 with his legs, and continued to pick up chunks for Hawaii, moving them into field goal range. Hawaii used their final timeout of the half somewhat precariously with 19 seconds left in the half, which was followed by two incompletions and a field goal attempt. The kick was doinked off of the left upright and out, so the Huskies lucked out, and took a 17-10 lead into the half.
Lindquist was 4/6 for 103 yards in the second quarter.