UP NEXT: HAWAII vs. Tulsa
3 p.m. Dec. 24 Aloha Stadium
HAWAII Royce Pollard 33-yard pass from Bryant Moniz (Scott Enos kick), 6:56
» Drive: 10 plays, 84 yards, 4:42 elapsed time
» Key plays: Pollard 16-yard pass from Moniz. Kealoha Pilares 29-yard pass from Moniz. Rodney Bradley 2-yard pass from Moniz on third and 2 to UNLV 21. Touchdown play comes on third and 22, two plays after holding penalty nullifies 21-yard touchdown run by Alex Green.
» Score: Hawaii 7, UNLV 0
UNLV Michael Johnson 60-yard pass from Omar Clayton (Nolan Kohorst kick), 5:22
» Drive: 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:34 elapsed time
» Key plays: Phillip Payne 12-yard pass from Clayton.
» Score: Hawaii 7, UNLV 7
HAWAII Moniz 4-yard run (Enos kick), 3:28
» Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, 1:54 elapsed time
» Key plays: UNLV 15-yard penalty on kickoff puts ball on UNLV 44. Pilares 11-yard and 30-yard passes from Moniz to UNLV 3.
» Score: Hawaii 14, UNLV 7
HAWAII Moniz 1-yard run (Enos kick), 12:08
» Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards, 4:16 elapsed time
» Key plays: Greg Salas 10-yard pass from Moniz. Green 11-yard run. Green 12-yard run. Pilares 20-yard pass from Moniz to UNLV 9.
» Score: Hawaii 21, UNLV 7
HAWAII Enos 25-yard field goal, 6:45
» Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:41 elapsed time
» Key plays: UH stops UNLV on fourth and 3 at the UH 44. Pilares two 23-yard passes from Moniz.
» Score: Hawaii 24, UNLV 7
HAWAII Green 1-yard run (Enos kick), 6:14
» Drive: 1 play, 1 yard, 0:05 elapsed time
» Key plays: Richard Torres 43-yard interception return to UNLV 3. UNLV penalty puts ball on 1.
» Score: Hawaii 31, UNLV 7
HAWAII Salas 22-yard pass from Moniz (Enos kick), 9:32
» Drive: 6 plays, 51 yards, 1:44 elapsed time
» Key plays: UH linebacker Corey Paredes 17-yard interception return. Green 18-yard run. Moniz 2-yard run on fourth and 1 to UNLV 22.
» Score: Hawaii 38, UNLV 7
HAWAII Pilares 3-yard pass from Moniz (Enos kick), 4:17
» Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 2:29 elapsed time
» Key plays: UH safety Mana Silva 26-yard interception return to UH 26. Green 23-yard run on 3rd and 3 to UNLV 44. Green 37-yard run to UNLV 7.
» Score: Hawaii 45, UNLV 7
HAWAII Salas 54-yard pass from Moniz (Enos kick), 14:12
» Drive: 4 plays, 69 yards, 1:51 elapsed time
» Key plays: Bradley 13-yard pass from Moniz. Pollard 14-yard pass from Moniz.
» Score: Hawaii 52, UNLV 7
UNLV Payne 9-yard pass from Clayton (Kohorst kick), 4:06
» Drive: 12 plays, 70 yards, 5:48 elapsed time
» Key plays: UH 15-yard personal foul. Channing Trotter 11-yard run to UH 12.
» Score: Hawaii 52, UNLV 14
HAWAII Jake Heun 3-yard run (Enos kick), 1:29
» Drive: 5 plays, 66 yards, 2:37 elapsed time
» Key plays: Mike Tinoco 39-yard pass from Brent Rausch. Chizzy Dimude 11-yard run.
» Score: Hawaii 59, UNLV 14
UNLV Trotter 4-yard pass from Caleb Herring (Kohorst kick), 0:16
» Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards, 1:13 elapsed time
» Key plays: UH 15-yard personal foul. Trotter 11-yard run to UH 4.
» Score: Hawaii 59, UNLV 21
|NET YARDS RUSHING||92||183|
|Average per rush||3.0||6.5|
|Yards gained rushing||105||197|
|Yards lost rushing||13||14|
|NET YARDS PASSING||203||423|
|Average per attempt||7.0||9.2|
|Average per completion||11.9||13.6|
|TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS||295||606|
|Total offensive plays||60||74|
|Average gain per play||4.9||8.2|
|Average yards per punt||37.7||45.5|
|Net yards per punt||37.7||35.5|
|Average yards per kickoff||53.0||61.2|
|Net yards per kickoff||34.8||45.3|
|Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD||0-0-0||0-0-0|
|Average per return||0.0||0.0|
|Kickoff returns: Number-Yards-TD||9-159-0||4-73-0|
|Average per return||17.7||18.2|
|Fumbles returns: Number-Yards-TD||0-0-0||0-0-0|
|Third-down conversions||4 of 11||6 of 12|
|Fourth-down conversions||0 of 1||2 of 3|
|Sacks by: Number-Yards||1-2||1-11|
|A. De Giacomo||3||1||4|
» TACKLES FOR LOSS-YARDS — UNLV, Gaston 2-6, Hasson 1-3, Paulo 1-2, Brooks 1-2, Fuimaono 1-1, Grant 0.5-3, Maka 0.5-2. Hawaii, Torres 1-11, Umu 1-1, C. Paredes 1-1.
» SACKS-YARDS — UNLV, Brooks 1-2. Hawaii, Torres 1-11.
» INTERCEPTIONS — UNLV, Carter 1-17. Hawaii, Torres 1-43, Silva 1-26, C. Paredes 1-17.
» KICKS BLOCKED — UNLV, none. Hawaii, none.
» QUARTERBACK HURRIES — UNLV, Mareko. Hawaii, none.
INDIVIDUAL OFFENSIVE STATISTICS
An asterisk denotes Western Athletic Conference game
|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||W, 45-7|
|Oct. 30||Idaho* (Homecoming)||Aloha Stadium||W, 45-10|
|Nov. 6||at Boise State*||Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho||L, 42-7|
|Nov. 20||San Jose State*||Aloha Stadium||W, 41-7|
|Nov. 27||at New Mexico State*||Aggie Memorial, Las Cruces, N.M.||W, 59-24|
|Dec. 4||UNLV||Aloha Stadium||W, 59-21|
WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
|New Mexico State||1||7||125||335||2||10||188||474|
|San Jose State||0||8||160||295||1||12||209||451|
Fresno State 25, Illinois 23
Hawaii 59, UNLV 21
Boise State 50, Utah State 14
Nevada 35, Louisiana Tech 17
Idaho 26, San Jose State 23, OT
Tulsa excited about trip here
Sure there is the sun and beaches, but one of the attractions of playing the University of Hawaii in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl for Tulsa will be a national ranking.
The Golden Hurricane yesterday accepted an invitation to play the 25th-ranked Warriors in the Dec. 24 game at Aloha Stadium.
"We’re very excited about the opportunity to go to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and play a quality opponent in a 9-3 Hawaii team," Tulsa coach Todd Graham said before Hawaii won last night. "Hawaii is ranked in the Top 25 nationally, and for us getting the opportunity to win a bowl game like this against a Top 25 team would be awesome for our program."
Tulsa has been receiving votes in the Associated Press media poll and USA Today Coaches poll.
Tulsa, which is 9-3 and finished second in Conference USA’s Western Division, will be making its fifth bowl appearance in the past six years.
"Hawaii is a very tough team. They have a tremendous program and some great players. Hawaii does a great job and have had some big-time wins. The location is a very special destination for us and naturally playing such a great team in Hawaii and having an opportunity to compete for a big win is huge for our program," said Graham.
The game will match two of the most productive offenses in the NCAA. Hawaii has the nation’s top passing offense with an average of 384.8 yards per game while ranking 10th in total offense (487.8) and 12th in scoring offense (38.3). Tulsa ranks fifth in total offense (503.5), ninth in scoring (39.6), 15th in rushing offense (219.3) and 16th in passing offense (284.1).
Silva sets interception mark
UH safety Mana Silva set the school record for interceptions with his 14th career pick — breaking a tie with Keone Jardine and Kelvin Millhouse — and eighth of the season in the end zone to thwart a UNLV scoring threat in the third quarter.
"I was very pleased I did it back at home," Silva said. "At New Mexico State (the previous week) I dropped two. It was kind of frustrating, but to finally get it at home was fitting."
The Warriors intercepted three passes last night, giving them multiple picks for the 10th straight game. The offense converted all three into touchdowns.
Safety Richard Torres picked off an Omar Clayton throw midway through the second quarter and returned it 43 yards to the UNLV 2. Linebacker Corey Paredes came up with his fourth interception of the season off a tip by cornerback Jeramy Bryant and ran it back 17 yards to end UNLV opening possession of the second half.
UH now has 23 interceptions as a team, three shy of the single-season record set in 1970.
UNLV president wants a dozen
UNLV president Neal Smatresk said he favors a 12-team Mountain West Conference.
Smatresk, who is vice chair of the MWC Board of Directors but conceded he was speaking only on UNLV’s behalf, said, "I think we need to secure the future of the league and make sure we have a strong league that can ultimately compete for a Bowl Championship Series position and can produce winning teams."
UH, when admitted, would be the 10th team in the MWC for the 2012-13 season.
"I believe there’s room for more than we currently have," Smatresk said. "Personally, I like the number 12."
Enos still perfect after 100 PATs
Scott Enos is the century man.
The senior kicker is now a perfect 100-for-100 for his UH career on extra-point attempts after nailing all eight tries last night. He also had a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter.
"It’s been a long season, a lot of fun, and the offense has been putting up a lot of points, giving me a lot of opportunities," said Enos, who already owns the UH single-season and career records for consecutive PATs. "I couldn’t thank them any more. It’s been awesome."
His last PAT after a Jake Heun touchdown plunge in the final minutes capped his senior night in style.
"I think it did. Just getting to that century mark, it felt great," Enos said.
Another big half for Pilares
For the second straight meeting, UH slotback Kealoha Pilares sliced through the UNLV secondary for a big first half.
Pilares had 13 receptions for 146 yards against UNLV last season, all but one catch coming in the first half of UH’s 34-33 loss in Las Vegas.
Pilares, who had "aloha" shaved into the side of his head, had a hot start again last night with seven receptions for 142 yards before halftime. He caught two passes, including a third-quarter touchdown, after the break to finish with a game-high 157 yards and raising his season total to 1,306 yards with 15 touchdowns.