Hawaii Bowl breakdown: Boise State (8-4) vs. Oregon State (6-6)

December 9, 2013 

GAME DETAILS

• When: Tuesday, Dec. 24

• Kickoff: 6 p.m. MT

• Where: Aloha Stadium (50,000, artificial turf), Honolulu

• TV: ESPN

• Boise State tickets: Tickets start at $51 and are available through boisestatetickets.com or (208) 426-4737. Fans who can't attend can donate tickets to military members in Hawaii.

SERIES HISTORY (Oregon State leads 4-3)

• Last meeting: Boise State won 37-24 at Bronco Stadium on Sept. 25, 2010)

BOISE STATE GLANCE

• Coach: Bob Gregory, interim (first game); replaces Chris Petersen, who coached the regular season before accepting the University of Washington job Friday.

2013 season in review

at Washington, L, 38-6

UT Martin, W, 63-14

Air Force, W, 42-20

at Fresno State, L, 41-40

Southern Miss, W, 60-7

at Utah State, W, 34-23

Nevada, W, 34-17

at BYU, L, 37-20

at Colorado State, W, 42-30

Wyoming, W, 48-7

at San Diego State, L, 34-31 (OT)

New Mexico, W, 45-17

2013 statistics

• Passing: Joe Southwick (151-208, 1,654 yards, 12 TDs, 5 INTs); Grant Hedrick (135-198, 1,443 yards, 15 TDs, 5 INTs, 257 rushing yards and 6 TDs)

• Rushing: Jay Ajayi (226 carries, 1,328 yards, 17 TDs)

• Receiving: Matt Miller (77 catches, 934 yards, 11 TDs); Shane Williams-Rhodes (77 catches, 702 yards, 6 TDs)

• Defense: Demarcus Lawrence (67 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks)

• Scoring offense: 38.8 (No. 16 in FBS)

• Scoring defense: 23.8 (No. 37 in FBS)

Quick scouting report

The Broncos have lost their four most challenging games and are 2-4 away from Boise.

Last five bowl appearances(Overall bowl record: 9-4)

• 2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Def. Washington 28-26

• 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Def. Arizona State 56-24

• 2010 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Def. Utah 26-3

• 2010 Fiesta: Def. TCU 17-10

• 2008 Poinsettia: Lost to TCU 28-26

OREGON STATE GLANCE

• Coach: Mike Riley is 87-73 in 13 seasons at Oregon State (ex-Chargers coach is in his second stint with Beavers).

2013 season in review

Eastern Washington, L, 49-46

Hawaii, W, 33-14

at Utah, W, 51-48 (OT)

at San Diego State, W, 34-30

Colorado, W, 44-17

at Washington State, W, 52-24

at California, W, 49-17

Stanford, L, 20-12

USC, L, 31-14

at Arizona State, L, 30-17

Washington, L, 69-27

at Oregon, L, 36-35

2013 statistics

• Passing: Sean Mannion (376-570, 4,403 yards, 36 TDs, 14 INTs)

• Rushing: Terron Ward (104 carries, 467 yards, 4 TDs)

• Receiving: Brandin Cooks (120 catches, 1,670 yards, 15 TDs)

• Defense: Tyrequek Zimmerman (93 tackles), Scott Crichton (6.5 sacks), Steven Nelson and Rashaad Reynolds (6 INTs each)

• Scoring offense: 34.5 (No. 31 in FBS)

• Scoring defense: 32.1 (No. 95 in FBS)

Quick scouting report

The Beavers, who were 6-1 at one point, have allowed 166 points in their past four games.

Last five bowl appearances (Overall bowl record: 10-6)

• 2012 Alamo: Lost to Texas 31-27

• 2009 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Lost to BYU 44-20

• 2008 Sun: Def. Pitt 3-0

• 2007 Emerald: Def. Maryland 21-14

• 2006 Sun: Def. Missouri 39-38

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