comscore Five big plays from Hawaii's 42-7 loss to Boise State | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sports

Five big plays from Hawaii’s 42-7 loss to Boise State

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

1. DROP
» Situation: Boise State 0, Hawaii 0, 14:20 remaining, first quarter, Hawaii ball, first and 10 at own 32
» The Play: A short pass from QB Bryant Moniz goes through the hands of SB Greg Salas.
» Impact: This play sets the tone for the game as Salas, one of the nation’s most productive receivers, is held to two receptions for 10 yards.
» Salas: "They had a guy re-route me, and another guy on (deep coverage). It was very frustrating."

2. WILD BRONCO
» Situation: Boise State 0, Hawaii 0, 5:31 remaining, first quarter, Boise State ball, first and 10 at Hawaii 14
» The Play: RB Jeremy Avery scores a 14-yard touchdown on a fly sweep handoff from WR Chris Potter who takes the snap in the wildcat formation.
» Impact: Boise State scores on its second series after losing a fumble at the Hawaii 7 on its first possession. It is the first six of 42 unanswered points by Boise State.
» Boise State coach Chris Petersen: "We just happened to be hitting on all cylinders today, and I’m glad, because we need to do that to do what we want to do."

3. MOORE, MOORE, MOORE
» Situation: Boise State 6, Hawaii 0, 14:23 remaining, second quarter, Boise State ball, third and 6 at Hawaii 12
» The Play: QB Kellen Moore finds WR Tyler Shoemaker open in the middle of the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown.
» Impact: The touchdown caps a 14-play, 84-yard drive in which Moore completes all eight passes he throws. Moore plays just three quarters but, utilizing a no-huddle offense, completes 30 of 37 passes for 507 yards and three touchdowns. He is intercepted twice by S Mana Silva.
» Moore: "I love the quick tempo. You get completions. If you screw up you have about 5 or 6 seconds to think about it and you move on."

4. CHALLENGE DENIED
» Situation: Boise State 28, Hawaii 0, 9:07 remaining, third quarter, Hawaii ball, third and 12 at Hawaii 44
» The Play: Moniz throws to WR Rodney Bradley near the sideline, apparently for a first down. But S Jeron Johnson knocks the ball out of his hands. Hawaii challenges, but the play stands.
» Impact: Hawaii is again forced to punt and Boise State takes over at its 17. On the next play, Moore passes 83 yards to WR Titus Young for a touchdown.
» Hawaii coach Greg McMackin: "We didn’t play third down well at all. They outplayed us in all phases."

5. SALVAGING PRIDE
» Situation: Boise State 42, Hawaii 0, 9:17 remaining, fourth quarter, Boise State ball, second and 5 at Hawaii 42
» The Play: RB Alex Green takes the ball on a draw play and goes 54 yards for his 12th rushing touchdown of the season.
» Impact: Green finishes with 107 rushing yards, but Hawaii is held to 151 passing and QB Bryant Moniz nets minus-44 yards after being sacked seven times.
» Green: "They did a really good job of containing us. The D-line played hard and got to the quarterback a lot. It was hard for us to make plays. We couldn’t do what we usually do."

 

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up