Hawaii and Boise State we'e tied at 0-0 with around ten and a half minutes left to play in the first quarter.
That was the closest the Rainbow Warriors were to the Broncos the rest of the night.
BSU churned out 55 points with over 500 yards of total offense, with the defense pitching a shutout of the Rainbow Warriors to complete a dang near perfect outing for Coach Harsin and the Broncos.
The Broncos offense was balanced with over 200 yards through the air and on the ground. Brett Rypien finished 19 of 25 for three scores in his first start at Albertsons Stadium, fresh off his first career start last week against Virginia. I think he's got the QB thing figured out so far, as the first true freshman to start a game for BSU since 1993. On the ground,
Ian Johnson, Doug Martin, Jay Ajayi, Jeremy McNichols stormed his way to his first career 100-yard performance, with two touchdowns to boot.
Across the field, Hawaii absolutely could not get anything going against the stout Broncos defense. On 17 drives, the Rainbow Warriors punted eight times (seven were on three-and-outs), four were failed fourth down attempts, three resulted in a Max Wittek/Ikaika Woolsey interception, and a fumble inside its own 20. This is unfortunately a reoccurring trend for Hawaii on the road this year...
11 quarters of football on the road. No points for Hawaii.— Ian Scheuring (@IanScheuring) October 4, 2015
Zero. Points. It's somewhat understandable considering the Rainbow Warriors three road opponents so far this year went a combined 27-6 in 2014, but not even a #sadfieldgoal? Absolutely demoralizing. UH finished with just 170 yards of total offense in the loss, 4 of 17 on third down, and four turnovers. Just a bad outing overall. Boise State scored more points in the second quarter alone than Wisconsin did all 60 minutes last week in Madison!
Boise did what was expected. They came in and flat out dominated the Rainbow Warriors to secure its first MWC win of the year, and avoided a potential hiccup en route to a potential second straight MWC championship. They're on to back-to-back road contests at Colorado State and Utah State to test their strength. Hawaii returns to the islands to host San Diego State with another late kickoff.