Scores

Final

San Jose State 20

(3-2, 1-0 MW)

Hawaii 17

(1-3, 0-1 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:05 AM ET, September 28, 2008

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 7 0 7 620
HAW 7 10 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: K. Reed (SJSU) - 152 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Pilares (HAW) - 3 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Richmond (SJSU) - 5 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

San Jose St. 20, Hawaii 17

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Jared Strubeck kicked a 47-yard game-winning field goal with 1:49 left in the game and the San Jose State defense forced five second-half turnovers to rally the Spartans to a 20-17 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.

The Spartans (3-2, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference) forced a total of six turnovers as the Warriors (1-3, 0-1) unraveled late, losing at home for the first time in 10 games.

The victory snapped the Warriors' 15-game conference win streak.

Strubeck also booted a career-best 50-yard field goal to tie the game at 17 with 9:32 remaining. The kick barely made it over the crossbar as the Spartans erupted in celebration. Strubeck was just 3-of-8 coming into the game.

Kyle Reed's 10-yard TD pass to a wide-open Jeff Clark in the corner of the end zone cut Hawaii's lead to 17-14 at the end of the third quarter. San Jose State started the drive at the Hawaii 8 after Kyler O'Neal stripped Hawaii quarterback Inoke Funaki and then pounced on the ball.

Funaki, who was intercepted three times and fumbled once, was replaced by Tyler Graunke in the fourth quarter. Graunke also threw an interception late in the game that led to the Spartans' game-tying field goal.

Dan Kelly's 37-yard field goal pushed Hawaii's lead to 10 just before the half. But he missed a 55-yard go-ahead field goal late in the game.

Hawaii took a 14-7 lead on Kealoha Pilares' 1-yard TD dive early in the second quarter. He setup the score by taking a shovel pass 23 yards to the Spartans 1.

Early in the third, Spartans coach Dick Tomey chose to go for it on fourth-and-4 from the Warriors 16 instead of attempting a 33-yard field goal that could have trimmed the lead to a touchdown. They didn't make the first down.

But Tomey put his kicker in when the game was on the line.

Reed finished 14-of-28 for 152 yards and two TDs.

Funaki was 16-of-27 for 173 yards.

Besides one big play on its opening drive, San Jose State was stymied by Hawaii's aggressive defense in the first half and forced to punt five straight times.

The Spartans scored on their second play of the game with a little trickery. Running back Brandon Rutley took the snap and threw a lateral pass to Reed, who was lined up as a receiver on the left side.

Reed then lobbed the ball to David Richmond streaking across the field for the 77-yard touchdown, SJSU's longest play of the season.

The lead didn't last long. Four plays later, Hawaii tied the game on a 34-yard TD run by Pilares. The Warriors started the drive on the Spartans 45 because of a poor kickoff.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
HAW
1st Downs1118
Total Yards237356
Passing152225
Rushing85131
Penalties11-7911-115
3rd Down Conversions4-175-14
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers06
Possession28:4631:14

Passing Leaders

San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reed14/281525.420
HawaiiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Funaki16/271736.403

Rushing Leaders

San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley10444.4017
Davis16332.1023
HawaiiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Libre12554.6010
Pilares34314.3234

Receiving Leaders

San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Richmond58316.6177
Clark3279.0110
HawaiiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bain69415.7033
Salas33411.3014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUHAW
TD10:43David Richmond 77 Yd Pass From Kyle Reed (Jared Strubeck Kick) 70
TD09:02Kealoha Pilares 34 Yd Run (Daniel Kelly Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERSJSUHAW
TD13:36Kealoha Pilares 1 Yd Run (Daniel Kelly Kick) 714
FG00:08Daniel Kelly 37 Yd 717
THIRD QUARTERSJSUHAW
TD00:14Jeff Clark 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Reed (Jared Strubeck Kick) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUHAW
FG09:32Jared Strubeck 50 Yd 1717
FG01:49Jared Strubeck 47 Yd 2017