Scores

Final

Boise State 49

(8-2, 5-1 MW)

Hawaii 14

(1-8, 0-6 MW)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Aloha Stadium, HONOLULU, HI

1 2 3 4 T
BSU 21 14 7 749
HAW 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: J. Southwick (BSU) - 209 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Ajayi (BSU) - 8 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Burks (BSU) - 5 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Joe Southwick guides Boise St. to rout of Hawaii

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Joe Southwick threw three touchdowns, backup quarterback Grant Hedrick rushed for another and Boise State easily beat Hawaii 49-14 on Saturday.

Southwick threw for 209 yards, including touchdowns to Matt Miller, Aaron Burks and Holden Huff in a game the Broncos hoped for a bounce-back win after dropping out of the AP Top 25.

Hedrick replaced Southwick in the fourth quarter, well after the game was decided. He led the Broncos (8-2, 5-1 Mountain West) on a 56-yard drive of more than 9 minutes, capping it off with a 4-yard touchdown run.

Jay Ajayi and Shane Williams-Rhodes each added rushing touchdowns and Boise State's defense also scored on a 25-yard fumble recovery.

Boise State was looking to recover from a bitter home loss last week to San Diego State, an upset that thwarted the Broncos' hopes of reaching a BCS bowl game this year.

In Honolulu, Boise State made sure the game's outcome was rarely in doubt. The Broncos defense finished with six sacks, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. The sacks pushed down Hawaii's rushing total to -14 for the game.

Hawaii (1-8, 0-6) had its best play on special teams, with Mike Edwards returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 in the first quarter.

Quarterback Sean Schroeder of Hawaii was benched midway through the third quarter. He finished with 100 yards and an interception, while taking four sacks.

A crowd generously announced at just over 24,000 -- including many orange shirt-wearing Broncos fans -- cheered loudest when Schroeder was pulled from the game with roughly six minutes left in the third quarter. His backup, sophomore Jeremy Higgins, went on to complete one more pass, with 154 yards and an interception.

Higgins led the Warriors on their only offensive scoring drive of the game, a 10-play, 72-yard drive resulting in a 1-yard touchdown run for John Lister.

Will Gregory, who picked Hawaii over Boise State because he wanted to play running back instead of defense, was ejected in the first quarter for throwing a punch at an opposing player after a kickoff.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BSU
HAW
1st Downs2015
Total Yards411240
Passing256254
Rushing155-14
Penalties8-685-40
3rd Down Conversions4-164-16
4th Down Conversions4-53-4
Turnovers05
Possession31:1028:50

Passing Leaders

Boise StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Southwick17/292097.230
HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins11/171549.101

Rushing Leaders

Boise StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ajayi8546.8113
Harper12342.8014
HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Iosefa14292.106
Lister9161.815

Receiving Leaders

Boise StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burks510721.4146
Moore34816.0025
HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hall57014.0033
Evans46716.8023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBSUHAW
TD12:46Shane Williams-Rhodes 9 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 70
TD12:31Mike Edwards 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Tyler Hadden Kick) 77
TD05:17Matt Miller 3 Yd Pass From Joe Southwick (Michael Frisina Kick) 147
TD00:33Aaron Burks 46 Yd Pass From Joe Southwick (Michael Frisina Kick) 217
SECOND QUARTERBSUHAW
TD08:15Jay Ajayi 13 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 287
TD01:12Holden Huff 10 Yd Pass From Joe Southwick (Michael Frisina Kick) 357
THIRD QUARTERBSUHAW
TD06:37Demarcus Lawrence 25 Yd Fumble Return (Michael Frisina Kick) 427
FOURTH QUARTERBSUHAW
TD09:15Grant Hedrick 4 Yd Run (Michael Frisina Kick) 497
TD05:35John Lister 1 Yd Run (Tyler Hadden Kick) 4914