Recap: Fresno State vs. Hawaii
Fresno, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marteze Waller rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Fresno State Bulldogs captured the West Division title of the Mountain West Conference with a 28-21 win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Bulldog Stadium.
Brian Burrell threw for 162 yards and a score on 19-of-32 passing for Fresno State (6-6, 5-3 MWC), but he was intercepted twice as well. Josh Harper had 83 yards on eight receptions.
Ikaika Woolsey tallied 247 yards and three touchdowns, as well as two interceptions, on 22-of-39 passing for Hawaii (4-9, 3-5). Marcus Kemp brought in seven passes for 117 yards.
Three touchdowns in the first quarter put Fresno State in the driver's seat quickly. First, Waller scored on an 11-yard touchdown run, Burrell followed with a six-yard touchdown pas to Justin Johnson and Josh Quezada found his way into the end zone from four yards out.
Waller added to the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run near the end of the first half.
Hawaii scored for the first time on a four-yard touchdown pass from Woolsey to Harold Moleni in the fourth quarter. Woolsey added a five-yard touchdown pass to Donnie King and a two-yard scoring strike to Quinton Pedroza in the final frame. The latter came with 45 seconds to play. Hawaii attempted and onside kick after the score, but was unsuccessful, allowing Fresno State to run out the clock for the win.
Despite the loss, Hawaii had a slight edge in total yards (353-333).Game Notes