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How the Boise State football team scored its points at Hawaii

Boise State QB Brett Rypien says offense playing its best after Hawaii win

After completing 18-of-22 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns at Hawaii in a 52-16 win, QB Brett Rypien said the offense is finally clicking.
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After completing 18-of-22 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns at Hawaii in a 52-16 win, QB Brett Rypien said the offense is finally clicking.

Boise State

14

21

10

7—52

Hawaii

0

3

3

10—16

First Quarter

BSU—Thomas Sperbeck 35 pass from Brett Rypien (Tyler Rausa kick), 12:40. Key plays: On third-and-2 from the Broncos’ own 24, running back Jeremy McNichols broke off a 38-yard run on his second carry. Two plays later, Rypien found Sperbeck near the front pylon on a great over-the-shoulder catch. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:20 elapsed. Boise State 7, Hawaii 0.

BSU—McNichols 36 run (Rausa kick), 8:51. Key plays: Cedrick Wilson had a 14-yard punt return to help put the Broncos in good field position, and McNichols had a 10-yard run the first play of the drive to get into Hawaii territory. Drive: 4 plays, 55 yards, 1:44 elapsed. Boise State 14, Hawaii 0.

Second Quarter

BSU—Alec Dhaenens 6 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 13:35. Key plays: Rypien’s TD pass on third down was set up with a 38-yard pass to Wilson for 39 yards to the Hawaii 8. The Broncos were aided by Hawaii on the drive when Dany Mulanga ran into punter Sean Wale on a fourth-down punt, giving the Broncos a first down at the Hawaii 48. Drive: 12 plays, 64 yards, 5:19 elapsed. Boise State 21, Hawaii 0.

BSU—McNichols 5 run (Rausa kick), 8:33. Key plays: Outside of a 2-yard Sperbeck run, the drive was all McNichols. The junior running back had five carries for 53 yards, including a 35-yarder on the drive’s first play, helped with a nice Brett Rypien block. The Broncos got the ball in solid field position when Chanceller James intercepted a Hawaii trick play pass and returned it 29 yards. Drive: 6 plays, 55 yards, 2:29 elapsed. Boise State 28, Hawaii 0.

UH—Rigoberto Sanchez 24 field goal, 3:21. Key plays: Quarterback Dru Brown helped the Warriors convert on two third downs on the drive, the first scrambling out of a sack for a 5-yard gain on a third-and-4, and a 21-yard pass to Dakota Torres to get to the Boise State 8 on another third-and-4. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:12 elapsed. Boise State 28, Hawaii 3.

BSU—Rypien 4 run (Rausa kick), 1:07. Key plays: Rypien found Wilson for a 32-yard completion on the drive’s second play, then hit tight end Jake Roh for 36 the following play down to the 4. Two plays later, Rypien kept it for the score, his second career rushing TD. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:09 elapsed. Boise State 35, Hawaii 3.

Third Quarter

BSU—Wilson 35 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 12:04. Key plays: Boise State got the ball in Hawaii territory following a back exchange between quarterback Brown and running back Paul Harris. Durrant Miles recovered the fumble, just the second recovery of the year for the Broncos. Drive: 3 plays, 41 yards, 1:25 elapsed. Boise State 42, Hawaii 3.

BSU—Rausa 38 field goal, 6:31. Key plays: Rypien was 3-for-3 on the drive for 41 yards, while freshman running back Alexander Mattison had 15 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:32 elapsed. Boise State 45, Hawaii 3.

UH—Sanchez 32 field goal, 1:28. Key plays: Brown, as he has a few times in the game, scrambled around and found Kalakaua Timoteo for a 13-yard pass on a third-and-10 to get into the red zone. The Warriors got solid starting position after a 15-yard penalty on Boise State following the kick return. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards, 4:58 elapsed. Boise State 45, Hawaii 6.

Fourth Quarter

BSU—Sperbeck 44 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 14:51. Key plays: Mattison ran three times for 21 yards, then Rypien tossed a deep strike to Sperbeck on a double move, giving the receiver a second straight 1,000-yard season. Drive: 4 plays, 65 yards, 1:37 elapsed. Boise State 52, Hawaii 6.

UH—John Ursua 5 pass from Brown (Sanchez kick), 12:05. Key plays: Harris had back-to-back rushes of 39 and 16 yards on the second and third plays of the drive to get to the BSU 4. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 2:46 elapsed. Boise State 52, Hawaii 13.

UH—Sanchez 35 field goal, 3:48. Key plays: Brown had a 26-yard run on third-and-1 the third play of the drive, and had consecutive 10-yard completions to reach the Boise State red zone. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 4:13 elapsed. Boise State 52, Hawaii 16.

TEAM STATISTICS

BSU

UH

First downs

25

15

Rushes-yards

44-246

32-234

Passing

357

125

Total offense

603

359

Comp-Att-Int

20-24-0

16-32-1

Sacks by-yards

0-0

1-3

Return yards

128

72

Punts-average

2-30.0

4-49.5

Fumbles-lost

0-0

1-1

3rd-down conv.

9-13

6-14

4th-down conv.

0-0

0-1

Red-zone conv.

4-4

4-4

Penalties-yards

6-55

10-79

Possession time

31:56

28:04

Attendance

18,286

Time

3:32

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Boise State, McNichols 16-153, Mattison 10-40, Young 6-17, Sperbeck 2-17, Rypien 4-14, Wolpin 5-6, Wilson 1-(minus 1). Hawaii, Harris 14-145, Brown 11-61, Lakalaka 6-19, Collie 1-9.

PASSING—Boise State, Rypien 18-22-0-338, Stuart 2-2-0-19. Hawaii, Brown 16-31-0-125, Ewaliko 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING—Boise State, Wilson 7-141, Sperbeck 5-114, McNichols 3-29, Butler 2-19, Roh 1-36, Mattison 1-12, Dhaenens 1-6. Hawaii, Torres 3-35, Ewaliko 3-15, Timoteo 2-20, Kemp 2-18, Collie 2-16, Ursua 2-11, Camanse-Stevens 1-6, Harris 1-4.

DEFENSE (Tackles-sacks-INT)—Boise State, Vallejo 8-0-0, Sumner-Gardner 7-0-0, Ford 7-0-0, Horton 4-0-0, Pierce 4-0-0, James 2-0-1. Hawaii, Henderson 10-0-0, Farris 9-0-0, Tavai 8-1-0, Packer 8-0-0.

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