Scores

Final

Wisconsin 51

(9-3, 5-3 Big Ten)

Hawaii 10

(6-7, 3-5 MW)

Coverage: ESPN2

11:30 PM ET, December 5, 2009

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1 2 3 4 T
WIS 14 13 7 1751
HAW 0 3 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: S. Tolzien (WIS) - 253 YDS

Rushing: J. Clay (WIS) - 24 CAR, 172 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Taylor (HAW) - 3 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Clay rushes for 172 yards, three TDs as Badgers win big 

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- John Clay's relentless rushing helped Wisconsin run over Hawaii 51-10 win on Saturday night, dashing the Warriors' hopes for an appearance in their hometown bowl game.

Clay rushed for 172 yards and scored three touchdowns for postseason-bound Wisconsin (9-3), which strengthened its argument for an invite to the Outback Bowl.

Hawaii (6-7) had its four-game winning streak come to an end and fell one victory short of a bid to the Hawaii Bowl, in which the Warriors had hoped to face former coach June Jones and SMU.

Clay, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, finished the season with 1,416 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien was 16 for 20 for 253 yards.

Hawaii's lone touchdown came on a 2-yard pass from Bryant Moniz to Javonte Taylor in the fourth quarter. Moniz was 15 for 34 for 197 yards and a touchdown but had two interceptions.

Wisconsin is probably headed to Florida for an appearance in the Outback Bowl or Champs Sports Bowl.

Hawaii's streaky season is over. SMU has already accepted an invitation to the Hawaii Bowl for its first bowl appearance in 25 years after the school received the NCAA's death penalty for repeated rules violations. The 7-5 Mustangs will likely face 8-4 Nevada.

Clay's touchdowns came on runs of 15, 3 and 2 yards. His longest run was 34 yards in the second quarter, setting himself up to score the Badgers' fourth touchdown as they entered the half with a 27-3 lead.

The Badgers' rushing attack was also powered by Montee Ball, who had 78 yards and a touchdown, and David Gilreath, 13 yards and a touchdown.

Hawaii's offense was held to 214 total yards, including only 17 rushing yards. The Warriors' previous low this season was 301 yards against Louisiana Tech.

Greg Salas fell short of becoming Hawaii's single-season leader in receptions and receiving yards. He needed six catches and 155 yards to set those school records but instead caught three passes for 31 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIS
HAW
1st Downs2614
Total Yards554214
Passing253197
Rushing30117
Penalties8-717-73
3rd Down Conversions8-133-11
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers02
Possession37:5722:03

Passing Leaders

WisconsinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tolzien16/2025312.700
HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moniz15/341975.812

Rushing Leaders

WisconsinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clay241727.2334
Ball15785.2135
HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wright-Jackson5428.4018
Funaki2168.0013

Receiving Leaders

WisconsinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toon36622.0033
Gilreath25427.0045
HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor34715.7129
Pilares33913.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWISHAW
TD09:07John Clay 2 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 70
TD01:25David Gilreath 8 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERWISHAW
TD11:08Scott Tolzien 1 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 210
FG08:10Scott Enos 45 Yd 213
TD00:49John Clay 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 273
THIRD QUARTERWISHAW
TD03:43John Clay 15 Yd Run (Chris Borland Kick) 343
FOURTH QUARTERWISHAW
FG08:47Philip Welch 33 Yd 373
TD04:51Jovonte Taylor 2 Yd Pass From Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos Kick) 3710
TD04:40Montee Ball 35 Yd Run (Chris Borland Kick) 4410
TD01:27Dustin Sherer 11 Yd Run (Chris Borland Kick) 5110