HONOLULU (AP) -- Colt Brennan may never play four quarters with
the way Hawaii is winning.
Brennan threw for 406 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 60
yards and another TD as Hawaii scored 52 straight points and beat
Louisiana Tech 61-17 on Saturday night.
The victory was Hawaii's seventh straight and kept the Warriors
(8-2, 6-1 Western Athletic Conference) in second place in the WAC
behind No. 14 Boise State, which stayed undefeated by edging San
Jose State 23-20 earlier in the day.
Hawaii fell behind 10-9 before its wide-open offense got going
in the second quarter against the Bulldogs (3-7, 1-4). The surging
Hawaii Bowl-bound Warriors entered the game ranked No. 1 in the
nation in total offense, passing and scoring.
"People come out and score early and then we just keep the
pressure on all game," Brennan said. "By halftime, the score is
so lopsided, they kind of give up."
The Warriors have scored 60 or more points in the last three
games. They have outscored their opponents 192-37 in that stretch.
"When these guys get it going in this offense, I'd be very
surprised if somebody shuts them down," Bulldogs coach Jack
Brennan was 27-of-40 and threw TD passes of 18, 13, 19 and 3
yards to four different players before sitting out the final
quarter with the game in hand.
"He's just amazing right now," Bicknell said.
Brennan has 43 touchdown passes on the season and needs just 11
TD passes to tie the NCAA record of 54 set by Houston's David
Klingler in 1990. He has four games left in the season, including
the Hawaii Bowl.
The Bulldogs, who beat the Warriors by 32 last year, opened with
a 30-yard field goal by Danny Horwedel and went up 10-9 on Zac
Champion's 43-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dennis Morris on the
first play of the second quarter.
"I felt we had a chance at that point, I really did," Bicknell
said. "And then we just started not stopping them. Then it was all
Hawaii scored three plays later, taking the lead for good on an
18-yard pass from Brennan to Chad Mock to put Hawaii up 16-10. The
Warriors took a 26-10 at halftime.
Brennan's 2-yard TD run gave Hawaii a 23-point lead and was set
up by a 40-yard pass to a diving Ryan Grice-Mullen. It was the
first of four touchdowns in the third quarter for Hawaii.
Champion was pressured all night by Hawaii's blitzing defense,
which recorded five sacks. He was 12-of-31 for 135 yards passing
and one touchdown. He was picked off twice in the third quarter,
leading to 14 Hawaii points.
"Maybe we don't have some of the depth or the small things that
all the top defenses in the country have," Brennan said. "But we
fly around and hit like no other."
Patrick Jackson rushed 13 times for 94 yards for the Bulldogs.
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