Scores

Final

Hawaii 42

(5-5, 4-3 MW)

4:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Aggie Memorial Stadium, LAS CRUCES, NM

1 2 3 4 T
HAW 14 21 7 042
NMSU 14 3 7 630

Top Performers

Passing: C. Holbrook (NMSU) - 394 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Libre (HAW) - 13 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Williams (NMSU) - 7 REC, 221 YDS, 3 TD

Hawaii 42, New Mexico St. 30

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Ryan Mouton intercepted a pass by Chase Holbrook and ran for a 91-yard touchdown that gave a 13-point advantage in the second quarter to Hawaii, which beat New Mexico State 42-30 Saturday.

The defeat marked NMSU's fourth consecutive conference loss.

Hawaii (5-5, 4-3 Western Athletic Conference) neutralized early offensive attacks by NMSU (3-6, 1-4 WAC).

The Warriors claimed their first lead in the second quarter with a 1-yard TD rush by quarterback Greg Alexander for a 21-14 spread that NMSU never closed.

Hawaii secured the win late in the third quarter with a 3-yard TD rush by Daniel Libre that put the Warriors up 42-24.

Libre shattered his rushing average of 34.1 yards per game as he finished with 88 yards and two touchdowns.

The NMSU offense relied on Chris Williams, who made three touchdowns, including an 83-yard third quarter TD catch-and-run, as he tied his career-high 221 yards receiving.

Williams opened the game with an 84-yard TD catch less than one minute into the game followed by a 23-yard scoring catch immediately after Hawaiis Aaron Bain dropped a punt and NMSU recovered.

Bain kept the score close between Williams pair of scoring drives with a 17-yard TD catch in the first quarter.

A 29-yard NMSU field goal by Kyle Hughes and a 6-yard Hawaii TD catch by Kealoha Pilares brought the halftime score to 35-17.

Alexander and Holbrook anchored the offensive shootout. Alexander went 26-for-32 and 288 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Holbrook completed 24 of 38 for 394 yards and four TDs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HAW
NMSU
1st Downs2415
Total Yards447400
Passing303394
Rushing1446
Penalties11-952-10
3rd Down Conversions9-126-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers33
Possession35:0324:57

Passing Leaders

HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Alexander26/322889.020
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook24/3839410.442

Rushing Leaders

HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Libre13886.8248
Alexander13372.8116
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Colston5112.208
Glynn791.305

Receiving Leaders

HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Salas79113.0025
Pilares10909.0122
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams722131.6384
Anderson79113.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHAWNMSU
TD14:16Chris Williams 84 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 07
TD09:39Aaron Bain 17 Yd Pass From Greg Alexander (Daniel Kelly Kick) 77
TD07:23Chris Williams 23 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 714
TD03:31Daniel Libre 4 Yd Run (Daniel Kelly Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERHAWNMSU
TD14:57Greg Alexander 1 Yd Run (Daniel Kelly Kick) 2114
TD08:33Ryan Mouton 91 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 2714
FG03:59Kyle Hughes 29 Yd 2717
TD01:02Kealoha Pilares 6 Yd Pass From Greg Alexander (Greg Alexander Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3517
THIRD QUARTERHAWNMSU
TD04:09Chris Williams 83 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 3524
TD00:39Daniel Libre 3 Yd Run (Daniel Kelly Kick) 4224
FOURTH QUARTERHAWNMSU
TD01:11Marcus Anderson 23 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4230