San Jose State 28

(2-4, 1-2 MW)

Hawaii 46

(3-3, 3-2 MW)

12:05 AM ET, October 24, 2004

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 7 7 0 1428
HAW 0 24 10 1246

Top Performers

Passing: T. Chang (HAW) - 318 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Thompson (SJSU) - 23 CAR, 203 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Komine (HAW) - 9 REC, 159 YDS, 2 TD

Hawaii 46, San Jose State 28

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's Timmy Chang is on the verge of making history, but he was more satisfied with a win.

Chang threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns while moving closer to becoming the NCAA's career passing leader as Hawaii defeated San Jose State 46-28 Saturday night.

"I told myself at the beginning of the season that the record would come if I keep doing the things I needed to do," he said. "I'm not really focused on the record. I'm just trying to complete passes."

Britton Komine had nine catches for 159 yards and two TDs for the Warriors (3-3, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference).

Chang, who was 25-of-39, could break the 13-year-old career passing mark this coming weekend at No. 19 Boise State.

The fifth-year senior from Honolulu needs just 241 yards to surpass the NCAA record of 15,031 yards set by Brigham Young's Ty Detmer from 1988-91.

Chang has thrown for 14,791 yards and 94 touchdowns in his career.

So would he be anxious to get the record and move on?

"I think winning is a relief, not the record," he said.

Down 14-7, Hawaii scored 27 unanswered points including a 71-yard punt return by Chad Owens in the third quarter that put the Warriors up 31-14.

The pint-sized play maker caught the punt at Hawaii's 29, broke left, cut across the field and sprinted into the end zone untouched. It was Owens' third punt return for a score this season.

Tyson Thompson had 23 carries for a career-high 203 yards for the Spartans (2-4, 1-2). He broke an 85-yard scoring run late in the game.

San Jose State went up 14-7 when kicker Jeff Carr ran in a 6-yard score on a fake field goal attempt. He took a pitch from holder Beau Pierce, ran to the left side and dove on the pylon.

Warriors then scored 17 straight points in the final 5:04 of the first half, taking the steam out of the Spartans.

"I think we got to them at first, but then they made some adjustments on defense and by the time we made adjustments, it was too late," Thompson said.

Jason Ferguson returned a kickoff 66 yards to the Spartans' 34, setting up West Keliikipi's 1-yard plunge to tie the game at 14. Keliikipi also had a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth.

Komine caught a 46-yard touchdown toss over the middle from Chang to give the Warriors their first lead of the game, 21-14.

"He made some really big catches for us," Hawaii coach June Jones said. "He took some licks, but got up everytime. That says a lot about his character."

Justin Ayat booted a 49-yard field goal as time expired to give Hawaii a 24-14 lead at halftime. He also had a 20-yard chip in the third, but missed a 52-yarder and two extra points.

Chang, who threw just one interception in the previous five games, had two passes picked off in the first half, leading to the Spartans' first 14 points.

The Spartans, who failed to get a touchdown in their last game, drove 78 yards and scored on their first series on a 3-yard pass from Dale Rogers to Rufus Skillern to take a 7-0 lead.

Rogers was 10-of-24 for 82 yards and two TDs. He also had 35 rushing yards.

Hawaii tied the game on a 7-yard touchdown run by Michael Brewster to the right side. Brewster's fifth TD of the season was set up by passes of 23 and 25 yards from Chang to Komine.

Hawaii racked up 449 yards on offense and never punted all night. San Jose State had 397 yards, including 315 on the ground.

"We didn't want to give up any big plays and we did that in the first half," Spartans coach Fitz Hill said. "They move the football very, very effectively and they made the big plays."