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BYU wins big over Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:45 p.m. HST, Sep 28, 2012

Hawaii coach Norm Chow returned today to Provo, Utah, where he was once considered an offensive guru for the Brigham Young University Cougars.

But going home again proved difficult, as BYU routed UH 47-0 in a nonconference football matchup that saw two Hawaii defensive tackles removed on stretchers in the first seven minutes. Both players had movement in their arms as they left the field, giving a thumbs up. Later, X-rays were ruled negative for both players.

Meanwhile, BYU freshman quarterback Taysom Hill made his first start a good one, especially early on as he led the Cougars to the opening score of the game.

During the drive, Hawaii defensive lineman Geordon Hanohano was injured and removed from the field on a stretcher. It was a helmet-to-helmet contact on a simple running play with BYU offensive guard Famika Anae. Both training staffs tended to Hanohano at a hushed LaVell Edwards Stadium located on the BYU campus. He complained of numbness and went to a local hospital for further observation.

Play was resumed with a second and 8 at the UH 9. Two snaps later, BYU ended the nine-play, 77-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Williams to give the Cougars the lead with 10:48 left in the opening quarter. Riley Stephenson added the PAT.

Hawaii turned the ball over on its opening drive when quarterback Sean Schroeder overthrew Billy Ray Stutzmann. It was picked off by Daniel Sorensen as BYU set up shop at its own 39. During the drive, Anae went helmet to helmet again, this time with Siasau Matagiese, who remained on the field for 10 minutes before being removed on a stretcher and sent to the local hospital.

When play resumed, Hawaii forced a turnover, as freshman corner Ne'Quan Phillips picked off Hill's errant pass, but UH was forced to punt on the ensuing offensive series.

BYU started the second quarter with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Hill to a wide-open Ross Apo as the Cougars built the lead to 14-0 with 14:54 left in the half as Stephenson added the PAT.

The Cougars extended the lead to three touchdowns as Hill took a simple quarterback draw and ran it 68 yards untouched up the middle of the field for the score. The try for PAT was blocked as BYU built a 20-0 advantage with 6:16 left in the half.

It got worse for Hawaii in the second half as Schroeder got hit just before his arm was coming forward, resulting in a fumble that BYU's Spencer Hadley recovered at the UH 2-yard line. It was initially ruled a touchdown.

It didn't take long for BYU to score, as Williams bulled in from 2 yards out. Stephenson added the PAT to make it 27-0 with 13:38 left in the third.

BYU padded its lead on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Hill to a wide-open Devin Mahina, with Stephenson adding the PAT to make it 34-0 with 4:18 left in the third. The reason the third-and-goal play worked was because UH's blitz package didn't get to Hill in time.

Another Schroeder fumble and recovery by BYU had the Cougars knocking at the door once again at the UH 23. BYU put in most of its backups as Hawaii forced a fourth and 1 at its own 14. BYU converted on the play, setting up a first and 10 at the 12. Two plays later, Paul Lasike scored from the 4 to make it 40-0 with no time left in the third as Stephenson missed the PAT.

BYU put the finishing touches on Hawaii with a brutal 11-play drive of 77 yards that ended with Lasike scoring from 1 yard out to make it 47-0 as Justin Sorensen added the PAT with 6:58 left in the game.

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Tanabe wrote:
Get better Hanohano. I hope you're just going to the hospital as a precaution. On a different note, I know the defense is a little thin now, but they are missing way too many tackles. Need to start making them! Go Hawaii!
on September 28,2012 | 02:24PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
I feel for Hanohano. It appears to be a back injury by the way his body reacted when he was blocked by Anae. Now we have another defensive tackle injured. This looks like a concussion. We are getting extremely thin on the line it is only the first quarter.
on September 28,2012 | 02:34PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Auwe could be a neck injury to our second injured lineman. Healing blessings to both of them.
on September 28,2012 | 02:39PM
allie wrote:
Pray he gets well.
on September 28,2012 | 02:40PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Not a good thing when there's numbness. Hope it's not serious.
on September 28,2012 | 02:40PM
Wazdat wrote:
Oh boy, its going to be a looooong season. Good luck Coach Chow, you got your work cut out for you.
on September 28,2012 | 03:26PM
allie wrote:
Seems like UH is cursed these days. Nobody looks good!
on September 28,2012 | 05:33PM
64hoo wrote:
uh is not cursed you and all your commenter friends are cursed who want to blast hawaii and norm chow because you and all your hate uh commenters lost money by taking hawaii and the points.
on September 28,2012 | 07:09PM
frontman wrote:
UH held BYU to "0" yards gained for over 26 minutes in first quarter, has to be a record. Two to the hospital hass to be a record too. Boy UH sucks.
on September 28,2012 | 03:45PM
boshio wrote:
you watching the wrong game?
on September 28,2012 | 04:49PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
you might even be watching the wrong sport. quarters are only supposed to be 15 minutes...unless they've got replacement refs.
on September 28,2012 | 04:57PM
frontman wrote:
The 26 minutes with no yards gained is the time that UH linemen layed on the ground waiting for their free ride to recovery.
on September 28,2012 | 05:12PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
That is distasteful comment about people being injured. If that was an attempt at humor you failed. No class.
on September 28,2012 | 07:01PM
frontman wrote:
the game was distaseful...............
on September 28,2012 | 07:42PM
Bumby wrote:
Hawaii's blitz has been burnt more than not. Hawaii needs to play more assignment defense. So many big plays against our D.
on September 28,2012 | 03:49PM
akuman808 wrote:
Put Paipai @ MLB. Stopping the run requires a good MLB, bigger, stronger and faster. There is nothing behind the front four, result getting gashed. LB's are not containing the edges, over pursuit. So Bumby is sort of right.
on September 28,2012 | 05:28PM
Musubi wrote:
Wait, we have a D? I wouldn't have known.
on September 28,2012 | 06:43PM
Truther wrote:
Out of their league - injuries are going to keep incurring and losses will add up as long as UH remains in 1-A.

There's no shame in being a 1-AA football team.

on September 28,2012 | 03:50PM
frontman wrote:
They have been 1-A for years ........Big Sky here we come.
on September 28,2012 | 04:13PM
oxtail01 wrote:
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on September 28,2012 | 04:49PM
frontman wrote:
1 - 11 this year, thank you Lamar for coming to Hawaii
on September 28,2012 | 05:15PM
allie wrote:
Make Greenwood play center!
on September 28,2012 | 05:21PM
builderguy wrote:
Going to be a long year. If Norm cannot recruit big time players then get out of this division. Let's see if he can recruit a competitive team in the coming years. At lest the run and shoot was competitive with lesser caliber players.
on September 28,2012 | 04:15PM
syhud wrote:
In order to run Chow's offense. Players got to corn or potato fed. [ mainland recruits ]. Poi fed no can!
on September 28,2012 | 05:02PM
Allenk wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean by division. BYU has been an old time opponent of UH for years. This year we don't seem as competitive. Maybe it's recruiting and conversion to a new offense. All I know is that San Diego State is no slouch either. We also used to play them as well. With the exception of USC, these teams are from the old WAC.
on September 29,2012 | 05:54AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Go home already.
on September 28,2012 | 04:32PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
My gut feeling is Graves needs a chance to show what he could do with this offense. Schoeder is too slow. We need to do something because the offense is an embarrassment. I agree about we should not blitz so much since we continually get burnt.
on September 28,2012 | 04:47PM
allie wrote:
True..Schroeder is a high school level player hon
on September 28,2012 | 05:21PM
BTO wrote:
I agree, the O line is struggling to get the ball deep. Shorter passes are even hard to complete the bubble screens and regular screen passes are ineffective. We need an offense that can posses the ball on long drives to shorten the game. As our defense is real thin now. Mike Leach devised large splits between the lineman which gives bigger blocking angles and makes the defense rushing off the edge much harder. Chow should install that type of extra wide splits. Just a suggestion.
on September 29,2012 | 12:10AM
ahi1pfb wrote:
The Von Appen years are back!
on September 28,2012 | 04:46PM
niimi wrote:
Hawaii fans blew it and didn't appreciate what we had with June Jones. Competitive teams, good fundamentals coaching, Heisman finalist, BCS bowl berth, national ranking, bowl wins, players in the NFL. But the fans didn't seem to show up after the Tomey and Wagner years.
on September 28,2012 | 10:27PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Agreed Niimi. In 2007, Aloha Stadium didn't have a sellout until the 10th game of the season. UH fans weren't just fair weather fans that year--heck--most of them weren't even perfect weather fans. Many fans were complaining about Hawai'i's weak strength of schedule, how uncongenial coach Jones presented himself, as well as how incompetent AD Herman Frazier was--yet despite this the Warriors received a BSC Bowl birth. So goes the old adage, we don't appreciate what we have 'till it's gone. Anyhow--Go Warriors!!!
on September 28,2012 | 10:51PM
oxtail01 wrote:
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on September 28,2012 | 04:47PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
Meanwhile Rolovich and Aranda are thriving in their programs. Sorry Chow gets no pass, we gave to many coaches passes. My biggest fear came to light tonight. We have a pocket passer with no mobility and telegraphs his passes.combine that with a O line that can't block. Recipe for disaster.
on September 28,2012 | 04:54PM
oxtail01 wrote:
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on September 28,2012 | 05:03PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
Here it is in a nutshell: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Seems Chow can't see that.
on September 28,2012 | 05:12PM
kailua000 wrote:
Money has nothing to do with performance. If he wants the big check, hes' got to earn it. Another embarrassing loss on national TV. He got rid of Rolo and Aranda and is trying to turn UH into BYU with the no long hair and hiring almost all LDS coaches (was that a requirement by they way because he didnt fire any LDS coaches)
on September 28,2012 | 07:23PM
LKK56 wrote:
Since when does "hair" make you run faster, catch a ball, or even throw a ball or win games? Look at Kahuku their players have short hair and they beat Punahou with players with long hair.
on September 28,2012 | 07:44PM
Allenk wrote:
There is no sense in looking like a "playah," when you can't play. Many disciplined teams require that their members have a consistent look. Keeps you humble.
on September 29,2012 | 06:04AM
boshio wrote:
Hey BOR, I am now watching the UH game and cannot believe how bad they look. Its like boys playing with men. I guess you can count this another bad decision. You may as well pay another fee to find a new coach.
on September 28,2012 | 04:48PM
akuman808 wrote:
O-line and D-line injuries, and it appears Mike Edwards is also injured. Coach should pull the remaining starters and let the other units play & get some experience. Games like this that are lopsided and getting out of hand makes no sense to risk more injuries to the starters. Building for the following years.
on September 28,2012 | 04:48PM
frontman wrote:
1 - 11..............could be worse, Thank you Lamar.
on September 28,2012 | 05:14PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
With Chow we get to have a lousy team at half the cost of Mac. Good work.
on September 28,2012 | 05:18PM
allie wrote:
Season over.
on September 28,2012 | 05:33PM
Tanabe wrote:
Man what kind of fans are you? Our 3 losses were against 3 really good teams. Plenty of season still left. Yes it will be difficult to get a winning record, but that's ok. I didn't expect greatness in Chow's first season. Give him a year or two to recruit guys in line with his style and desires, get a better Defensive Coordinator, and then judge.
on September 28,2012 | 06:16PM
kailua000 wrote:
disagree. UH wanted to leave the WAC because they think they are better, good enough to move on up. This just proves it wasnt the best move. I didnt expect greatness but I also didnt expect two..or is it three, embarrassing losses on national tv
on September 28,2012 | 07:25PM
ahi1pfb wrote:
Bull, BYU is not a really good team. Mediocre at best. Utah St. is gonna wipe the field with them. USC already proven to be overrated. Coaches have to produce with the players they got. This team could still be productive on offense with the run and shoot. Chow knows the elements of it. Graves can run it. the receivers know it. Incorporate the pro style next year when you can bring in a second class of recruits and have Graham run it. There is a reason Shroeder never played at Duke, it showed today. By the way since when are we considering Duke a highly toted program where there benchwarmers are good enough for us. Chow has been one dimensional so far and unwilling to adjust to changing situations. This team needs to dig deep and find themselves. I have confidence in most of the players not so much in their coaching.
on September 28,2012 | 07:27PM
64hoo wrote:
nice try warriors looks like mitt romney state 47 obama state 0.
on September 28,2012 | 05:33PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Mitt Rmoney stay born Mexico. No mo football Mexico. Rmoney 0 Obama 10, MMA.
on September 28,2012 | 06:05PM
64hoo wrote:
he was'nt born in mexico look at his birth certificate.
on September 28,2012 | 06:07PM
IAmSane wrote:
Romney state 47? Maybe you should consider becoming a replacement referee for the NFL.
on September 28,2012 | 06:37PM
Tanabe wrote:
Our offense relies on a running game. Unfortunately with an Offensive team that was largely built for the run and shoot, the linemen don't have the experience or know how to block correctly to open a lane. It also doesn't help that our starting back Iosefa is hurt right now so our running game is limited. Choy will have to be given at least another year or two in order to see if he can build something. On the other hand we do need a new defensive coordinator. Yes the Defense doesn't have a chance to rest, but they were missing way too many tackles in the first drive. That is unacceptable and needs to be fixed. I feared this would be a bad year as we are in transition, but I hope it gets a little better. Nevada, USC, and BYU are quality teams so it's not unexpected that we lose to them. Next week we face San Diego State. That should be a much better game for us and I expect a win there.
on September 28,2012 | 05:34PM
64hoo wrote:
nothing to be ashamed about the warriors, its going to take time, the players going from a run and shoot to west coast offense style its 1 recruit at a time it will take a while warrior fans to get to where we want to be. so i am not embaress about the losses give them time its a rebuilding in progress thats the way i look at it. but of course you will have alot of nay sayers. and people will be grumbling for the rest of the year so fans hang in there. go WARRIORS.
on September 28,2012 | 05:54PM
WallaceMason wrote:
Too many missed tackles, offense seems predictable, and blocking assignments are missed. Quarterback needs to have his blind side protected hence the fumbles. Hawaii injuries has mounted and maybe too much to overcome. Stay with it Hawaii, keep your heads up, and keep fighting. Coach has had alot of experience and success, he needs time to get both the offense and defense on track. Good Luck!
on September 28,2012 | 05:56PM
64hoo wrote:
remember the offensive line are 2 freshman 2 sophmores and 1 junior there getting the experene and will get better as the season wears on. thats why schroeder is getting slammed alot it will take time. GO WARRIORS
on September 28,2012 | 06:50PM
iwanaknow wrote:
You wanna see real football? then root for Kahuku at Aloha Stadium tomorrow night 7pm.
on September 28,2012 | 05:56PM
64hoo wrote:
why root for kahuku there players don't want to come to UH when they graduate they rather go to BYU or UTAH i would'nt root for traitors.
on September 28,2012 | 06:58PM
halawa36 wrote:
OK..someone help me understand. This offense is better for us? Why? When you're down 30-0 shouldn't you be passing more than running. Coach has to look at his resources and use an offense that works, like the run and shoot. We're not USC. Defense Coordinator, maybe let's start Tackling 101 drills. Kahuku could bring the boys to UH pracitce and maybe mentor them. Auwe...here we come UC Davis, Sac. State, Cal Poly conference....
on September 28,2012 | 06:00PM
64hoo wrote:
more passing sounds good but are tall receiver daius bright is out all we have is tall tight end hall and short receiver like miah ostrowsky and billy ray stutzman all beloww 6 foot trevor davis is not that tall either so it will be a hard time passing. GO WARIORS
on September 28,2012 | 06:11PM
64hoo wrote:
don't give up fans it will be a slow process 1 recurit at a time its hard for our players going from run and shoot to this new style it will take time so don't give up or feel embaress about the losses the future looks bright. GO WARRIORS
on September 28,2012 | 06:16PM
frings wrote:
And, of course, baseball and softball.
on September 28,2012 | 06:18PM
kona1069 wrote:
Wow! blown out big time!! And Chow got paid how much money to coach U.H.? This is worst than the Stevie Wonder blunder.
on September 28,2012 | 06:46PM
64hoo wrote:
to all commenters blasting norm chow and the warriors lost there money taking hawaii and spread all i can say to them is whaaaaaaaaaa my candy got stolen.
on September 28,2012 | 06:54PM
aloha101 wrote:
Best wishes for Matagiese and Hanohano to get better soon; how come college football allows helmet to helmet contact? BYU should be ashamed to use those kinds of tactics... players can be seriously injured and could even get paralyzed. Hope everyone gets well on the UH team and beat San Diego. Go Warriors!!! Aloha...
on September 28,2012 | 06:56PM
olos73 wrote:
Don't show them on TV. They're cursed.
on September 28,2012 | 06:56PM
64hoo wrote:
keep showing them on t.v. so they can break the curse.
on September 29,2012 | 12:03AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Sorry to say but I am sure this will be the worse year of all time for the Warriors. Main thing wasn't 60 something to zero.
on September 28,2012 | 07:00PM
mdok wrote:
coach mac wasn't such a bad coach after all huh? jj was money. we got spoiled and forgot how hard this hawaii job really is.
on September 28,2012 | 07:18PM
Dragonman wrote:
Grass always greener over the hill. Our fans don't know when they were well off. Wagner, JJ, and Mac ran an offense that gave Hawaii a chance to win and UH was competitive. While the season is still young it does not look good. Our defensive players were just not hitting anyone on the field, they were being hit, in my humble opion.
on September 28,2012 | 08:30PM
kahuku01 wrote:
New coach, new season, rah rah rah all the hooting and hollering going on when Chow was named the new coach. All the press conference and people were optimistic about the new football season. I said, "don't start all this rah rah rah jubilation until Chow proved himself and turn the UH football program around. Beating Lamar wasn't an accomplishment but the SA surely gave them a big write up. Everyday the SA writes so many articles about the UH football like they were on a winning streak. There was no leadership on the field, no enthusiasm as if they really wanted to play, poor tackling, poor blocking, bad play calling and if Chow doesn't make corrections, this will be a looong losing season. BYU came to play and UH was laying in the grass all night wondering what hit them and hoping the game would get over as quickly as possible so they could get on the plane and head back to Hawaii. I hope the SA would cut out the article on the 5 big plays that made Hawaii win or lose. What does it matter if there were 5 big plays that won or lost the game..who cares..the game is history
on September 28,2012 | 07:23PM
64hoo wrote:
that freshman quarterback for byu was pretty good for a 22 year old the man, should get better so he can beat up the boys that play against them. byu are always men against the boys.
on September 29,2012 | 12:08AM
usahwn wrote:
Chow is the offensive guru ? He sure ain't no defensive guru either 47 - 0. 69 and 7 td's. Sloppy tackling and watch the qb run up the middle for td . Not being critical but the learning curve not suppose to be this bad . It pains us and insult for espn turning to watch baseball. What a bummer.
on September 28,2012 | 07:49PM
niimi wrote:
Norm vonAppen
on September 28,2012 | 08:29PM
64hoo wrote:
his name is norm chow not norm vonappen i understand your in preschool so your allowed to make baby statesment i guess.grow up.
on September 29,2012 | 12:10AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
I'm glad Norm Chow is home, and I still think we're lucky to have him. Lets give him time build something.
on September 28,2012 | 09:14PM
HollyJHuber wrote:
UH needs to go all intramural. It will save taxpayers millions after we fire the AD and all the coaches, and stop throwing away scholarship money on knuckleheads (like Colt Brennan and the other drunk drivers) who will never amount to anything. Put the money into real education and stop pretending that Hawaii will ever compete in the NCAA.
on September 28,2012 | 09:25PM
64hoo wrote:
look just because you lost money betting on U.H. to cover the spread hawaii will always compete so get used to it and stop losing your money by playing hawaii.
on September 29,2012 | 12:17AM
pv64 wrote:
look on the bright side. at lease we're not paying 1.1 million
on September 28,2012 | 09:40PM
Mach2 wrote:
div iii here we come.....
on September 28,2012 | 09:52PM
64hoo wrote:
in your dreams mach2
on September 29,2012 | 12:18AM
RJR wrote:
What a shame to see Anae (split screen shot on ESPN) showing a teammate how he thrust his head into Matagiese and then motioning that the player then went down. No room in football for that kind of play!! I hope that both Hawaii players will be okay.
on September 28,2012 | 09:58PM
sukebesan wrote:
1 and 11 Warrior football season here we come!
on September 28,2012 | 10:14PM
niimi wrote:
Better than vonAppen.
on September 28,2012 | 10:19PM
sukebesan wrote:
Coach Chow is the clone of von Appen.
on September 28,2012 | 10:37PM
64hoo wrote:
and your the clone of allie.
on September 29,2012 | 12:22AM
sukebesan wrote:
0 and 11 against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents in 2012
on September 28,2012 | 10:44PM
64hoo wrote:
go to bed allie clone
on September 29,2012 | 12:23AM
niimi wrote:
$400K per year and fans wanted June Jones to be governor. $800K and we wanted to run June Jones out of town--and we did. Later we found out that June begged the A.D. to give his salary increase to his assistants, and the fool Frazier disallowed it. With Jones we got the biggest turnaround in NCAA history--major college program; competitive team each year; team with swagger; players played hard and many made it to the NFL. We got a Heisman finalist. We got to a BCS bowl. Spoiled fans squandered it. We had some pretty decent coordinators under Mac. Squandered that one, too. Hawaii people don't seem to appreciate what they have.
on September 28,2012 | 10:25PM
poidogg66 wrote:
What concerns me is how potential recruits view these blowouts. Would people like Taylor Graham still be interested in UH if he witnessed these games. I hope games at Fresno State, Boise State and Air Force are not over in the 1st quarter. Go Warriors,
on September 28,2012 | 10:57PM
Tipops wrote:
This game didn't hurt as much as the Nevada game. My expectations were much lower! Feels like this is going to be a long, painful season. The guy who said our offensive plays were too predictable was being kind, they were downright boring. Where is the great product Coach was talking about? Our Hawaii defense has long been our strongpoint even through the worst times, but this year it is only embarrassing. Hope Hanohano and Matagiese will be okay. So far this season we have lost three games where we got thoroughly beaten in every phase of the game, coaching, offense, defense and special teams. Something has to change and quick or people will start drawing comparisons between Chow and Frank Arnold. Heaven help us. And heaven help our athletic department if the students don't show up for the next few home games.
on September 29,2012 | 12:39AM
64hoo wrote:
its not embarrassing remember most of our players on offense and defense are from last years run and shoot gotta learn different defensive schemes and offensive plays so it is hard for these players to learn and make the change from run and shoot to pro style offense. and different defensive schemes give them time i feel they will get better in the weeks to come.
on September 29,2012 | 12:59AM
LizKauai wrote:
Healing Energy to all. Safe travels and WELCOME HOME, WARRIORS!
on September 29,2012 | 12:46AM
64hoo wrote:
you're right liz kauai we should be giving these warriors a big hello and backing them up after this loss not bashing them like alot of the nay sayers that are blasting them with all the stupid comments on this article. GO WARRIORS most of us in hawaii still back you win or lose
on September 29,2012 | 01:27AM
Anonymous wrote:
Win loose cheer your team on and support the boys. Come on team lets go YOU CAN DO IT NO GIVE UP BECAUSE WE GOING CHEER YOU ON. WHOOOOO AAAHHHHHH YEA BABY GO WARRIORS.
on September 29,2012 | 07:51AM