Hawaii 56

(0-11, 0-8 MW)

Wyoming 59

(5-6, 3-4 MW)

2:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY

1 2 3 4 OT T
HAW 14 21 7 14 056
WYO 13 22 7 14 359

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (WYO) - 498 YDS, 7 TD

Rushing: B. Smith (WYO) - 19 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Gant (HAW) - 8 REC, 174 YDS, 4 TD

Wyoming beats Hawaii 59-56 in overtime

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Stuart Williams kicked a 36-yard game-winning field goal and Brett Smith passed for a single-game school record seven touchdowns in leading Wyoming to a 59-56 overtime win against Hawaii on Saturday.

Wyoming (5-6, 3-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak and kept its chances for becoming bowl eligible alive for another week.

Hawaii (0-11, 0-8) remains winless on the season. It was its second straight overtime loss and fifth loss by 7 points or less.

In a game that featured 10 scoring drives lasting less than 2 minutes each, the offenses of both teams had their way much of the day, combining for 1,417 total yards.

Wyoming gained 793 total yards, a Mountain West record and the second most by a team in the NCAA this season, and the Rainbow Warriors 624.

Smith himself accounted for a conference record 640 yards total offense for the Cowboys, completing 29 of 48 passes for 498 yards and rushing 19 times for 142. His total yardage is the most by an individual NCAA player so far this season.

Smith had two TD passes of more than 70 yards and one 47-yarder. His seven TD passes tied the Mountain West record accomplished by Max Hall of BYU in 2008 against UCLA and is the most by an NCAA quarterback this year.

Robert Herron caught 11 of Smith's passes for 141 yards and tied a school record with four touchdowns. Dominic Rufran snagged seven passes for 121 yards.

Smith also had a 51-yard run for a score. The eight TDs he took part in are the most by a single player in Mountain West history.

Sean Schroeder led Hawaii, passing for a career-high six TDs and 499 yards. His 33-yard TD pass and subsequent 2-point conversion toss to Chris Gant, who tied a school record with four TD receptions, with 1:18 left in regulation, forced the game into overtime at 56-56.

In overtime, Hawaii got the ball first at the Cowboys 25 yard line and drove down to the Wyoming 4 yard line on four straight runs by Joey Iosefa. However, the Cowboys defense stuffed Iosefa on third and 1 and linebacker Devyn Harris dropped him for a 1-yard loss on fourth down, meaning Wyoming's offense only needed a field goal to win the game.

On Wyoming's ensuing possession from the Hawaii 25 yard line, the Cowboys lost 2 yards on their first two plays, but Smith completed a 9-yard pass to Jalen Claiborne to set up Williams' winning field goal.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs3034
Total Yards624793
3rd Down Conversions5-1611-20
4th Down Conversions2-32-2

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders

Saint Juste7334.7018

Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

TD09:27Joey Iosefa 2 Yd Run. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 70
TD06:17Shaun Wick 7 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 76
TD03:45Robert Herron 23 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 713
TD00:58Chris Gant 34 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 1413
TD14:52Robert Herron 47 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 1420
TD11:05Joey Iosefa 15 Yd Run. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 2120
TD05:34Brett Smith 51 Yd Run. (Brett Smith Pass To Spencer Bruce For Two-Point Conversion) 2128
TD04:35Chris Gant 30 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 2828
TD04:14Keenan Montgomery 72 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 2835
TD00:52Marcus Langkilde 6 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 3535
TD13:23Chris Gant 29 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick) 4235
TD02:56Robert Herron 20 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 4242
TD13:09Clark Evans 14 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Pat Blocked) 4842
TD12:31Jalen Claiborne 71 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 4849
TD02:52Robert Herron 5 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick) 4856
TD01:18Chris Gant 33 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Sean Schroeder Pass To Chris Gant For Two-Point Conversion) 5656
FGStuart Williams 36 Yd 5659

Research Notes

Wyoming's Brett Smith had 640 yds of Total Offense in today's win over Hawaii with 8 Total TDs (7 Pass, 1 Rush). In process, he set school records for Total yds (640), Pass yds (498), and TDs responsible for (8) in a single game. His 640 yds and 8 total TDs are the most by any player in single FBS game this season and he's the 8th player in FBS history with at least 400 Pass yds and 100 Rush yds in a single game (2nd this season - Taysom Hill of BYU vs Houston).

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