NCAA Game Summary - Utah State at Hawaii|
(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: Utah State 35, Hawaii 31
Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - Trailing by 21 point at halftime, Utah State
tailback Robert Turbin scored the go-ahead touchdown with just 14 seconds
remaining in the game, leading the Aggies to a thrilling 35-31 come-from-
behind win over the Hawaii Warriors in Western Athletic Conference play at
Utah State (3-5, 1-2 WAC) fell behind 28-7 at the half, but outscored the
hometown Warriors 28-3 after the break to earn its first league win of the
season. Quarterback Adam Kennedy led the rally, as he completed 8-of-12
passes, for 163 yards and two scores in the win. Turbin finished with 96 yards
and two TDs on just 15 carries, while wide receiver Stanley Morrison caught
two passes for 105 yards and one TD. The Aggies finished the game with 433
yards of total offense, including 194 yards on the ground.
Hawaii (5-4, 3-2) amassed 407 yards on the night, but couldn't hold off the
Aggies. Quarterback Bryant Moniz accounted for four first half touchdowns,
completing 27-of-43 passes on the evening, for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
He added 75 yards rushing and two TDs on the ground as well. Running back Joey
Iosefa chipped in with 74 yards on 14 carries, while wideout Jeremiah
Ostrowski led all receivers with eight catches, going for 76 yards and one
The Aggies got on the scoreboard early, as quarterback Chuckie Keeton hit Matt
Austin with a nine-yard TD pass, capping off a six-play, 64-yard drive, just
under six minutes into the game.
It was all Hawaii in the second quarter though, as the Warriors scored 28
unanswered points in the frame to take a 28-7 lead into intermission. Minoz
was responsible for all four scores.
Hawaii tied things up at 7-7 with an 18-yard TD pass from Moniz to Justin
Clapp just four seconds into the second quarter. Moniz added a one-yard TD run
just over four minutes later to give the Warriors a 14-7 lead. That was
followed by an eight-yard TD scamper by Moniz and another 18-yard TD pass,
this one to Ostrowski, with just 12 seconds remaining in the half.
Turbin turned things around for the Aggies in the third quarter when he broke
off a 48-yard TD run at the 9:00 minute mark to make it 28-14.
Hawaii's Tyler Hadden made it 31-14 with just under five and a half minutes to
go in the third quarter with a 24-yard field goal.
Utah State wrestled the momentum back after that.
The Aggies cut the lead to 31-21 late in the third quarter with a 37-yard
touchdown pass from Kennedy to Chuck Jacobs and then pulled within 31-28 early
in the fourth quarter as Kennedy hit Morrison on a 71-yard TD strike. It was a
12-play, 59-yard drive late in the game that proved to be the difference for
Utah State, capped off by a one-yard TD run by Turbin.
With the loss, Hawaii's conference home win streak was snapped at seven games.
11/06 03:21:20 ET