For Sunday, October 17, 2010
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 2:17 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2010
HAWAII Kealoha Pilares 6 pass from Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos kick), 9:55
» Drive: 2 plays, 19 yards, 0:58 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Corey Paredes hit on Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick forces fumble, recovered by Jeramy Bryant at Nevada 19.
» Score: Hawaii 7, Nevada 0
HAWAII Pilares 16 pass from Moniz (Enos kick), 4:59
» Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards, 4:06 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Greg Salas 38-yard pass from Moniz. Salas 5-yard pass from Moniz on fourth and 2 moves ball to Nevada 25. Alex Green 10-yard run.
» Score: Hawaii 14, Nevada 0
HAWAII Enos 24-yard field goal, 7:42
» Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:59 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Alex Green 20-yard run off lateral pass. Salas 12-yard pass from Moniz. Pilares 13-yard pass from Moniz. Salas 13-yard pass from Moniz.
» Score: Hawaii 17, Nevada 0
NEVADA Colin Kaepernick 1 run (Anthony Martinez kick), 1:18
» Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards, 3:15 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Rishard Matthews 42-yard punt return to the UH 17. Courtney Randall 7-yard run on third and 1 from the UH 8. Kaepernick scores on fourth and goal.
» Score: Hawaii 17, Nevada 7
HAWAII Enos 31-yard field goal, 11:13
» Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:06 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Rodney Bradley 14-yard pass from Moniz. Moniz 14-yard run on second and 13 puts ball on Nevada 44. Salas 12-yard pass from Moniz. Green 19 run on third and 1 puts ball on Nevada 16.
» Score: Hawaii 20, Nevada 7
NEVADA Vai Taua 18 pass from Kaepernick (Martinez kick), 9:30
» Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards, 1:43 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Mike Ball 84-yard kickoff return to UH 14. Touchdown pass comes on third and 14.
» Score: Hawaii 20, Nevada 14
HAWAII Royce Pollard 11 pass from Moniz (Enos kick), 5:27
» Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 4:03 elapsed time.
» Key plays: Salas 38-yard pass from Moniz, who eludes sack on the play and throws on the run. Touchdown pass comes on third and 7.
» Score: Hawaii 27, Nevada 14
NEVADA Ball 10 pass from Kaepernick (Martinez kick), 3:07
» Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards, 2:20 elapsed time.
» Key plays: UH 15-yard pass interference puts ball on UH 44. Brandon Wimberly 13-yard pass from Kaepernick. Moe Patterson 14-yard pass from Kaepernick.
» Score: Hawaii 27, Nevada 21
|NET YARDS RUSHING||59||134|
|Average per rush||2.8||3.1|
|Yards gained rushing||97||144|
|Yards lost rushing||38||10|
|NET YARDS PASSING||287||159|
|Average per attempt||8.0||6.1|
|Average per completion||11.0||11.4|
|TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS||346||293|
|Total offensive plays||57||69|
|Average gain per play||6.1||4.2|
|Average yards per punt||48.3||39.2|
|Net yards per punt||34.3||31.8|
|Average yards per kickff||64.5||56.7|
|Net yards per kickoff||35.7||38.7|
|Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD||4-30-0||2-42-0|
|Average per return||7.5||21.0|
|Kickoff returns: Number-Yards-TD||3-54-0||5-153-0|
|Average per return||18.0||30.6|
|Fumbles returns: Number-Yards-TD||0-0-0||0-0-0|
|Third-down conversions||3 of 10||6 of 16|
|Fourth-down conversions||1 of 1||3 of 4|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||1-5||4-28|
» TACKLES FOR LOSS-YARDS -- Nevada, Moch 3-18, Roy 2-10, Madonick 1-4, Marshall 1-3. Hawaii, Umu 1-5, Correa 1-3, Silva 1-2.
» SACKS-YARDS -- Nevada, Moch 2-15, Roy 1-9, Madonick 1-4. Hawaii, Umu 1-5.
» INTERCEPTIONS -- Nevada, none. Hawaii, Torres 1-21, Silva 1-8.
» KICKS BLOCKED -- Nevada, none. Hawaii, none.
» QUARTERBACK HURRIES -- Nevada, none. Hawaii, Meatoga, Falemalu, Cravens.
|New Mexico State||0||2||10||92||1||5||73||231|
|San Jose State||0||2||13||83||1||6||62||239|
» Hawaii 27, Nevada 21
» Louisiana Tech 48, Idaho 35
» Boise State 48, San Jose State 0
» Fresno State 33, New Mexico State 10
» New Mexico State at Idaho, 11 a.m.
» Hawaii at Utah State, 11 a.m.
» Fresno State at San Jose State, 2 p.m.
|Sept. 2||Southern California||Aloha Stadium||L, 49-36|
|Sept. 11||at Army||Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.||W, 31-28|
|Sept. 18||at Colorado||Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.||L, 31-13|
|Sept. 25||Charleston Southern||Aloha Stadium||W, 66-7|
|Oct. 2||Louisiana Tech*||Aloha Stadium||W, 42-21|
|Oct. 9||at Fresno State*||Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif.||W, 49-27|
|Oct. 16||Nevada*||Aloha Stadium||W, 27-21|
|Oct. 23||at Utah State*||Romney Stadium, Logan, Utah||11 a.m.|
|Oct. 30||Idaho* (Homecoming)||Aloha Stadium||5:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 6||at Boise State*||Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho||8 a.m.|
|Nov. 20||San Jose State*||Aloha Stadium||5:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 27||at New Mexico State*||Aggie Memorial, Las Cruces, N.M.||10 a.m.|
|Dec. 4||UNLV||Aloha Stadium||5:30 p.m.|
The Hawaii defense ended Nevada's streak of opening-possession scores.
Nevada had scored on its first drive in each of its six games this season but went three and out last night. Vai Taua was held to two short runs and a third-down pass fell incomplete. It was the sixth straight game UH forced a punt on its first defensive series.
When the Warriors offense converted a Colin Kaepernick fumble into a touchdown pass from Bryant Moniz to Kealoha Pilares, it also marked the first time Nevada faced a deficit this season.
Nevada had averaged 26.5 points in the first half before being shut out going into the break last night.
The timely interceptions of Nevada quarterback Kaepernick by Richard Torres and Mana Silva were special by any measure, but were unprecedented against the Wolf Pack signal-caller this season.
Kaepernick came into the game ranked second among all FBS quarterbacks in lowest career interception percentage (1.79), with 19 picks in 1,062 attempts. He had only thrown three interceptions in six games, including none in his first three contests.
Kaepernick is now at 1.93 percent — still No. 2 behind Boise State's Kellen Moore and ahead of TCU's Andy Dalton.
Colt Brennan came in from the mainland to watch last night's game. UH's record-breaking quarterback (2005-08) and Heisman Trophy finalist announced the Warriors' entrance to the crowd, and he addressed the team Friday night.
"I told them two things," Brennan said. "One, when you play a Top 25 team you get a chance to be in a top 10 plays of the night on ESPN. And two, no one comes into our house and beats us."
Brennan and coach Greg McMackin shared a bear hug a few minutes after the game. "Hey, I told you we were going to win," Brennan said to McMackin.
Brennan, still looking for an NFL job after being released by the Redskins and Raiders before this season, said he had a good workout with the Houston Texans last week, but the team is not in the market for a quarterback right now.
Last night's win gave UH special teams coordinator and former Nevada head coach Chris Tormey a victory over his former employer.
"It's huge, not just for me but this whole program," Tormey said. "It shows we're on the right track and it was a great effort by the defense in particular, and the offense stepped up and made some huge plays and on special teams we have some work to do."
The lapses in the kicking game Tormey referenced were a 44-yard punt return by Nevada's Rishard Matthews, an 84-yard kickoff return by Mike Ball and an onside kick the Wolf Pack recovered late in the game.
But safety Mana Silva's interception preserved the UH win.
"The difference between winning and losing is making plays when the game is on the line, and that's what we did," said Tormey, who also coaches the UH safeties.
For the second time in a year, Nevada's offense spent an entire half of football in Hawaii on vacation.
The Wolf Pack, who entered the game averaging 43 points a contest, were shut out in the first half for the first time since coming up empty against SMU in the 2009 Hawaii Bowl.
Nevada had scored on its opening drive each game this season, but couldn't convert a first down through the first 10 minutes.
It took until 1:18 left in the third quarter for Nevada to erase its zero on the scoreboard.