1. SACK AND SCOOP
» Situation: Hawaii 7, Charleston Southern 0, 9:59 remaining, first quarter, Charleston Southern ball third and 6 at Hawaii 33
» The Play: DB Lewis Walker blitzes and forces QB A.J. Toscano to fumble. DE Elliott Purcell picks up the ball and runs to the Hawaii 48.
» Impact: Big hit and turnover after a Hawaii turnover sets up a 4-play, 52-yard drive culminating with QB Bryant Moniz’s 16-yard touchdown pass to WR Billy Ray Stutzmann for Stutzmann’s first career score.
» Hawaii coach Greg McMackin: "It’s contagious. It’s like a personality, like an attacking, swarming defense that gang-tackles and makes big plays with emotion. … We didn’t care who we played, we had to get to that point and we haven’t been (that way) the last year and three games. Today, we got back to the style of defensive football that we want to play."
2. FIRST PICK
» Situation: Hawaii 14, Charleston Southern 0, 6:35 remaining, first quarter, Charleston Southern ball third and 5 at own 46
» The Play: CB Jeramy Bryant gets perfect position and intercepts Toscano’s short pass. He returns it 23 yards to the Charleston Southern 27.
» Impact: Hawaii converts its first interception of the season into a touchdown, as Moniz hits SB Kealoha Pilares for a 12-yard score. It is Pilares’ second touchdown catch of the game and seventh of the season. Hawaii forced three turnovers.
» Bryant: "We’re tired of being embarrassed. We’re trying to get back to the old Hawaii, how things used to be around here."
» Situation: Hawaii 21, Charleston Southern 0, 14:31 remaining, second quarter, Hawaii ball first and 10 at Charleston Southern 40
» The Play: Moniz hands off to RB Alex Green, who laterals back to Moniz. Moniz finds SB Greg Salas way behind the safeties for a 40-yard touchdown pass.
» Impact: The flea-flicker, named "bum-bye" by Hawaii, was added to the attack by offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich the day before the game. The touchdown is the first of the season for Salas, who had eight in 2009.
» Green: "I’m a good actor. I took acting classes in middle school."
4. FIT TO BE TIED
» Situation: Hawaii 35, Charleston Southern 7, 8:03 remaining, second quarter, Hawaii ball first and 10 at own 34
» The Play: Moniz throws a shovel pass to Green, who goes 66 yards for his first of two touchdowns.
» Impact: With his sixth touchdown pass, Moniz ties the school record for one half — held by Rolovich and Colt Brennan.
» Rolovich: "He doesn’t have to worry. He’ll probably get the record before he’s done. He’ll have a bunch of them."
5. NO SLIDE
» Situation: Hawaii 49, Charleston Southern 7, 10:47 remaining, third quarter, Hawaii ball second and 5 at Charleston Southern 20
» The Play: Moniz scrambles 19 yards to the 1.
» Impact: The play is eerily similar, and on the same part of the field, as a Moniz scramble in the USC game that resulted in a hit that knocked him out of the game. This time, Moniz is fine, and on the next play he rushes for a 1-yard touchdown. Hawaii ends up "winning" the third quarter for the first time this season, and on the next series Hawaii begins wholesale substitutions.
» Moniz: "That’s why we came out with the first string in the third quarter. This season we had started off slow in the third quarter, so they wanted to work on that."