Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14: 5 Thoughts On The SoFi Hawaii Bowl

Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14: 5 Thoughts On The SoFi Hawaii Bowl

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Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14: 5 Thoughts On The SoFi Hawaii Bowl

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3. J’Mar Smith’s superfun trip to Hawaii

This was supposed to be the showcase for Cole McDonald and the high-powered Hawaii offense, but the other quarterback ended up stealing the show.

The Louisiana Tech pass rush that cranked out nine sacks turned out to be the story thanks to Jaylon Ferguson’s record-setting night, but Bulldog QB J’Mar Smith was fantastic, too.

He overcame a rocky first half to roar in the third quarter finishing with 285 yards, a rushing touchdown, and a 58-yard touchdown connection with Jaqwis Darcy. He also hooked up on this …

He kept the chains moving – the Hawaii quarterbacks couldn’t do that – and he did his part offensively so the D could do its thing. The junior had the type of game that should turn him into one of Conference USA’s stars coming into 2019.

When you’re the starting quarterback in two straight bowl games, the team will follow you. Speaking of which …

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