SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Colt Brennan passed for 457 yards and
three touchdowns and Nate Ilaoa's 7-yard touchdown run with just
more than five minutes left put Hawaii ahead for good in a 45-38
victory over San Jose State on Saturday.
San Jose State, playing in front of a lively Homecoming crowd,
trailed by as many as 17 points before Al Guidry tied it at 38 with
8:57 remaining with a 25-yard touchdown run on a reverse.
But the Spartans couldn't hold off the pass-happy Warriors and
Brennan, who threw for 66 yards during an 80-yard scoring drive
that ended with Ilaoa's TD with 5:26 to go. Then, Warriors safety
Dane Porlas ended San Jose State's hopes with an interception
against Spartans quarterback Adam Tafralis with 55 seconds left.
Hawaii (3-4 overall, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference) beat the
Spartans for the fifth straight time and sent San Jose State (1-6,
0-4) to its sixth straight loss and 10th straight conference
San Jose State took its only lead when Lamar Ferguson scored on
a 4-yard run for a 7-3 lead with 9:18 left in the first quarter.
The Warriors answered on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Brennan to
Ryan Grice-Mullen, who later scored on a 60-yard touchdown.
The Spartans blew a scoring chance in the first half after
driving to the Hawaii 1, after Tafralis fumbled on first down
trying to vault over the line into the end zone. Kila
Kamakawiwo'ole recovered the fumble, which was forced by linebacker
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