- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Hawaii accepted a bid to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl early Sunday morning after a 45-10 win over Idaho. This is the earliest the program has ever secured a bowl win.
Hawaii is 7-2, and bowl eligible for the seventh time in nine years. The Warriors will play a yet to be determined team from Conference USA.
“One of our goals each year is to make a bowl game and we’ve accomplished that," Hawaii coach Greg McMackin said. "Another of our goals is to win the WAC and we have put ourselves in position with the final month of the season left to try to make that happen.”
Bryant Moniz became the fifth player in school history to pass for more than 3,000 yards, joining Colt Brennan, Timmy Chang, Dan Robinson and Nick Rolovich. He threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another in the win over the Vandals. Moniz has thrown for at least one touchdown pass in every game this season.
Hawaii won its eighth straight WAC game dating to last season, and set up a huge showdown with Boise State this Saturday. Both teams are undefeated going into the game, and Hawaii has scored 40-plus points in five of its last six games -- all wins.