Hawaii beats Houston 28-14 in New Mexico Bowl -- in Texas
Hawaii linebacker Darius Muasau (53) holds up the trophy after the team's 28-14 win over Houston in the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. All rights reservedFRISCO, Texas – Chevan Cordeiro threw three first-half touchdown passes and Calvin Turner had two long scoring plays to help Hawaii beat Houston 28-14 on Thursday in the New Mexico Bowl. The game was moved to Frisco from its usual location in Albuquerque because of COVID-19 restrictions in New Mexico. Hawaii raced to a 21-0 lead in the first half, with Cordeiro throwing scoring passes of 3 yards to Dae Dae Hunter, 75 yards to Turner, and 4 yards to Jonah Laulu. Houston rallied with two touchdowns in the third quarter, with Tune throwing a 7-yard scoring pass to Nathaniel Dell and a 26-yarder to Christian Trahan.
3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South
Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South on Monday, authorities said. The two people killed in Alabama were a husband and wife, Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood said. The Louisiana death was attributed to an apparent tornado that struck a residential area in Vernon Parish. Three people were injured, at least one of them very seriously, by an apparent tornado that hit Amite County, Mississippi, Monday afternoon, county emergency director Grant McCurley said. School systems in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi dismissed students early and canceled afternoon events and activities.chicagotribune.com