Boise State 44

(2-2, 1-0 MW)

Hawaii 41

(1-3, 1-1 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:05 AM ET, October 2, 2005

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1 2 3 4 T
BSU 0 7 14 2344
HAW 10 10 8 1341

Top Performers

Passing: C. Brennan (HAW) - 426 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: N. Ilaoa (HAW) - 10 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Bess (HAW) - 6 REC, 106 YDS, 2 TD

Boise State 44, Hawaii 41

HONOLULU (AP) -- Orlando Scandrick returned two blocked kicks, including the game-tying extra-point attempt with three minutes left, in a wild 44-41 Boise State win over Hawaii on Saturday night.

The Broncos (2-2, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference) scored 37 second half points, including two special teams touchdowns, to extend their conference winning streak to 27 games.

Hawaii (1-3, 1-1) was led by Colt Brennan, who threw for 426 yards and four touchdowns.

After Hawaii's game-tying extra point attempt was blocked, Scandrick scooped up the ball and sprinted the length of the field to seal the win for Boise State. He also returned a blocked field goal 69 yards to give Boise State a 35-28 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Legedu Naanee had only three catches for 28 yards, but two were key fourth quarter touchdowns. He caught a 6-yard touchdown pass to put Boise State up 42-35 with 7:14 left. He also caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Jared Zabransky to tie the game at 28 to open the fourth quarter.

Zabransky was 18-of-33 for 207 yards and three TDs. He also had 59 yards rushing.

The Broncos took their first lead of the game, 21-20, in the third quarter on a 92-yard punt return by Quinton Jones that set a Boise State record. Jones caught a booming punt on the right side and broke across the field. He then got key blocks near the sideline, cut back and raced into the end zone.

Hawaii tied the game 35-35 on a 73-yard touchdown catch by Ryan Grice-Mullen. Brennan scrambled out of the pocket and found Grice-Mullen, who shed a defender and ran down the right sideline.

Grice-Mullen had nine catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Boise State's first offensive score didn't come until midway through the third quarter. Jerard Rabb outjumped his shorter defender and caught a 3-yard pass from Zabransky to cut Hawaii's lead to six points.

Hawaii took a 20-7 lead into halftime on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Brennan to Devone Bess, who slashed across the field and lunged into the end zone, capping a six-play, 56-yard drive that took about a minute.

The Warriors' aggressive defense, installed by new defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville, shut down the Broncos in the first half, forcing five punts and three turnovers in the Broncos' eight possessions. But the Broncos offense warmed up in the second half.

Last year, Boise State defeated Hawaii 69-3, racking up 589 yards with Zabransky rushing for four touchdowns.

A fumble by Zabransky led to Hawaii's first touchdown, a 9-yard touchdown pass from Brennan to a leaping Bess that put Hawaii up 10-0. Hawaii began the drive on Boise State's 45 after Kila Kamakawiwoole stripped Zabransky from behind and Brad Kalilimoku grabbed the loose ball.

The Broncos got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a 20-yard interception return by safety Marty Tadman that cut the Warriors' lead to a field goal.

Boise State hasn't lost a conference game since Nov. 3, 2001.