2:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013
War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Stuart Williams kicked a 36-yard game-winning field goal and Brett Smith passed for a single-game school record seven touchdowns in leading Wyoming to a 59-56 overtime win against Hawaii on Saturday.
Wyoming (5-6, 3-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak and kept its chances for becoming bowl eligible alive for another week.
Hawaii (0-11, 0-8) remains winless on the season. It was its second straight overtime loss and fifth loss by 7 points or less.
In a game that featured 10 scoring drives lasting less than 2 minutes each, the offenses of both teams had their way much of the day, combining for 1,417 total yards.
Wyoming gained 793 total yards, a Mountain West record and the second most by a team in the NCAA this season, and the Rainbow Warriors 624.
Smith himself accounted for a conference record 640 yards total offense for the Cowboys, completing 29 of 48 passes for 498 yards and rushing 19 times for 142. His total yardage is the most by an individual NCAA player so far this season.
Smith had two TD passes of more than 70 yards and one 47-yarder. His seven TD passes tied the Mountain West record accomplished by Max Hall of BYU in 2008 against UCLA and is the most by an NCAA quarterback this year.
Smith also had a 51-yard run for a score. The eight TDs he took part in are the most by a single player in Mountain West history.
Sean Schroeder led Hawaii, passing for a career-high six TDs and 499 yards. His 33-yard TD pass and subsequent 2-point conversion toss to Chris Gant, who tied a school record with four TD receptions, with 1:18 left in regulation, forced the game into overtime at 56-56.
In overtime, Hawaii got the ball first at the Cowboys 25 yard line and drove down to the Wyoming 4 yard line on four straight runs by Joey Iosefa. However, the Cowboys defense stuffed Iosefa on third and 1 and linebacker Devyn Harris dropped him for a 1-yard loss on fourth down, meaning Wyoming's offense only needed a field goal to win the game.
On Wyoming's ensuing possession from the Hawaii 25 yard line, the Cowboys lost 2 yards on their first two plays, but Smith completed a 9-yard pass to Jalen Claiborne to set up Williams' winning field goal.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||5-16||11-20|
|4th Down Conversions||2-3||2-2|
|TD||09:27||Joey Iosefa 2 Yd Run. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:17||Shaun Wick 7 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Two-Point Conversion Failed)||7||6|
|TD||03:45||Robert Herron 23 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||7||13|
|TD||00:58||Chris Gant 34 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||14||13|
|TD||14:52||Robert Herron 47 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||14||20|
|TD||11:05||Joey Iosefa 15 Yd Run. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||21||20|
|TD||05:34||Brett Smith 51 Yd Run. (Brett Smith Pass To Spencer Bruce For Two-Point Conversion)||21||28|
|TD||04:35||Chris Gant 30 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||28||28|
|TD||04:14||Keenan Montgomery 72 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||28||35|
|TD||00:52||Marcus Langkilde 6 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||35||35|
|TD||13:23||Chris Gant 29 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Tyler Hadden Kick)||42||35|
|TD||02:56||Robert Herron 20 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||42||42|
|TD||13:09||Clark Evans 14 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Pat Blocked)||48||42|
|TD||12:31||Jalen Claiborne 71 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||48||49|
|TD||02:52||Robert Herron 5 Yd Pass From Brett Smith. (Stuart Williams Kick)||48||56|
|TD||01:18||Chris Gant 33 Yd Pass From Sean Schroeder. (Sean Schroeder Pass To Chris Gant For Two-Point Conversion)||56||56|
|FG||Stuart Williams 36 Yd||56||59|
Wyoming's Brett Smith had 640 yds of Total Offense in today's win over Hawaii with 8 Total TDs (7 Pass, 1 Rush). In process, he set school records for Total yds (640), Pass yds (498), and TDs responsible for (8) in a single game. His 640 yds and 8 total TDs are the most by any player in single FBS game this season and he's the 8th player in FBS history with at least 400 Pass yds and 100 Rush yds in a single game (2nd this season - Taysom Hill of BYU vs Houston).[+]
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