Graham Passes for 518 Yards, but Long Beach Loses

Associated Press

Despite Cal State Long Beach quarterback Jeff Graham completing 33 of 59 passes for 518 yards, the 49ers couldn't pull out a victory over heavily favored Hawaii Saturday night.

Warren Jones scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 49 seconds left to give the Rainbows a 34-31 victory.

The Rainbows (6-2) began their winning 72-yard drive with 2:14 left. After a roughing-the-passer penalty that gave Hawaii the ball on the Long Beach 36-yard line, Jones passed 10 yards to Leonard Lau. Amani Davis then ran for 13 yards and caught a 12-yard pass from Jones to set up the 1-yard scoring run.

Long Beach (1-7) scored on pass plays of 72 and 86 yards from Graham to Derek Washington in the fourth quarter to take a surprising 27-24 lead.

Graham became Long Beach's all-time passing leader and his 518 yards passing was the most ever against Hawaii.

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