Pineapple Bowl Recap
Jan. 1, 1941
Score By Quarters Fresno State 0 0 0 3 - 3 Hawaii 0 0 0 0 - 0HONOLULU - The Bulldogs traveled to Honolulu to play before 22,000 wind-blown and rowdy spectators in the Pineapple Bowl. Matching up against the Hawai'i Rainbows, the Bulldogs found the needed three-point difference early in the fourth quarter to seal the Fresno State victory.
The 'Dogs produced the three-point game spread off a Dale Mickelwait 18-yard field goal held by Lloyd Leest. The Pineapple Bowl game-winner marked the second time Micklewait booted the Bulldogs to victory this season. He secured the extra point conversion against Nevada to push the Bulldogs to a 7-6 triumph.
The 3-0 score is a misleading summary of the game considering both teams had several empty scoring attempts and the Bulldogs and Rainbows gained at least 200 yards apiece. Both teams found themselves with penalty problems - Hawai'i lost 40 yards and the Bulldogs dropped 55, but fumble action was fairly clean as Hawai'i created the game's one and only loose ball. Hawai'i held the Bulldogs twice within their five-yard line before Fresno State broke the three-quarter scoreless streak.