Leading by three with two minutes left and Hawaii out of timeouts, the BYU Cougars needed just two yards to make a first down and then take a knee. In explicably, BYU elected to throw the ball instead of running the clock, and when Zach Wilson's short pass to Micah Simon went incomplete, the Cougars were forced to punt. Four plays later, the Rainbow Warriors' QB Cole McDonald connected with Nick Mardner for the game-winning TD, shocking BYU 38-34--even though the Cougars had 505 total yards of offense and allowed Hawaii a grand total of two rushing yards.
Rookie Odinking5637 (45) earned the Hamlin-Hopper, a GridCard win in his first GridCard week, a week dominated by first-time Gridders. Cowboy4life (43), LukezHoggz (38), and Aydenthompson2007 (37), all put up big scores and crushed the ProGrid Tour which surrendered WPNs to nine players, including kimbro66 (39), jocko (38), Ricco1947 (38) mac (37), and summerman (37). Five other players posted Qualifying Scores: GB55 (35), KDet047 (35), MW (33), MrNickJC (32) and macs detail (35) who won the PGT. Cowboy4life (67) earned the King Kong, winning the KK in his first GridCard week.