Rebel football (4-5) needs to win 2 of its final 3 games to become Bowl eligible. The Rebels play home against BYU on Saturday, then at New Mexico and at Nevada.
The University of Hawaii football team fell short in a comeback bid against host Nevada-Las Vegas as the Rebels held on for a 31-23 Mountain West Conference victory at windy Sam Boyd Stadium.
Rebels quarterback Johnny Stanton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to give the Rebels back-to-back league victories, raising their record to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in league play. Hawaii dropped to 3-6 for the season and 1-5 in conference action. Stanton threw for 244 yards and ran for another 27. UH quarterback Dru Brown was 24-for-47 for 269 yards and one score. Diocemy Saint Juste rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown on 20 attempts.