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Hawaii pass attack beats Louisiana Tech 41-21

Oct 3, 2010 - 10:14 AM By MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's passing combo of quarterback Bryant Moniz and receiver Kealoha Pilares connected a school record 18 times to pour on the offense and stifle Louisiana Tech 41-21 Saturday.

Moniz led the Warriors' nation-leading passing offense with four touchdown passes and 532 yards, exceeding their 405.5 yards per game average entering the day.

Moniz completed 42 of 58 passes for Hawaii (3-2) in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

As the clock wound down, Moniz said he was told on the sideline that Pilares was about to break Hawaii's previous record of 16 receptions in a game.

"I was really surprised. I didn't think I threw him the ball that many times," Moniz said. "So going into the last drive, I figured I'd feed him a little bit more. I'm just happy for him to break records and have good games and get the W."

It was the ninth straight loss on the road for Louisiana Tech (1-4), which last won away from home on Nov. 22, 2008. The Bulldogs have lost four in a row this season.

Hawaii built an early 24-point lead behind a 66-yard touchdown pass to Pilares, who scored twice and accumulated 217 yards.

"I think we can break any record out there," Pilares said. "I really didn't even know about it. It didn't feel like that many catches."

The game was a reunion for Hawaii coach Greg McMackin and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, who served together as assistants at Texas Tech under coach Mike Leach through 2004. McMackin was the defensive coordinator and Dykes was in charge of the receivers.

McMackin said he was glad to get some revenge after Louisiana Tech beat Hawaii 27-6 last year.

"This was a team we wanted to get because we thought we owed them a little payback," he said. "We were really beat up after that game last year. Payback is always fun."

Louisiana Tech struggled to recover after falling behind so quickly, Dykes said. Hawaii scored on four of its first five possessions of the game.

"Our kids really played hard and had a chance to get back in the game, but just couldn't quite make a play or two," he said. "That's a sign of our inconsistencies that's been plaguing us all year."

Moniz also completed two touchdown passes to Greg Salas, who finished with 197 yards and had set the previous single-game receptions record last year.

Junior college transfer Tarik Hakmi got the start for Louisiana Tech, which has shuffled through several quarterbacks this season.

Hakmi was pulled in the second quarter after failing to score in four possessions. He completed 4 of 11 passes for no gain, and he threw an interception to safety Mana Silva, who later picked off another pass from replacement quarterback Colby Cameron.

Ross Jenkins led the Bulldogs' offense the rest of the way, going 19-for-26 for 215 yards and an interception.

Louisiana Tech closed the gap to 24-14 early in the third quarter, but Hawaii responded with two quick scores to bump the lead back to 20.

Louisiana Tech is now 0-5 when playing in Honolulu.

Hawaii linebacker Corey Paredes, who entered the game ranked second nationally in tackles with 13.2 per game, had eight tackles Saturday.








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    HAWAII 10 14 10 7 41 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HAWAII - FG, SCOTT ENOS 36 YD, 6:14.
    HAWAII 3-0
    HAWAII - TD, CHIZZY DIMUDE 27 YD RUN
    (SCOTT ENOS KICK), 12:47.
    HAWAII 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: HAWAII - TD, ROYCE POLLARD 7 YD PASS FROM

    Oct 3 2:45 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 21
    HAWAII 41 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 3 2:45 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 21
    HAWAII 41 7:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisiana Tech 21, Hawaii 41  4th - 7:08Oct 3 2:28 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 21
    HAWAII 34 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 3 2:12 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 21
    HAWAII 34 1:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisiana Tech 21, Hawaii 34  3rd - 1:58Oct 3 2:07 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 14
    HAWAII 34 4:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisiana Tech 14, Hawaii 34  3rd - 4:30Oct 3 2:00 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 14
    HAWAII 31 9:31 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisiana Tech 14, Hawaii 31  3rd - 9:31Oct 3 1:44 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 14
    HAWAII 24 11:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisiana Tech 14, Hawaii 24  3rd - 11:59Oct 3 1:37 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 7
    HAWAII 24 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 3 1:11 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 7
    HAWAII 24 2:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisiana Tech 7, Hawaii 24  2nd - 2:49Oct 3 12:53 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 0
    HAWAII 24 10:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisiana Tech 0, Hawaii 24  2nd - 10:07Oct 3 12:29 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 0
    HAWAII 17 13:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisiana Tech 0, Hawaii 17  2nd - 13:02Oct 3 12:20 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 0
    HAWAII 10 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 3 12:14 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 0
    HAWAII 10 2:13 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisiana Tech 0, Hawaii 10  1st - 2:13Oct 3 12:07 AM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISIANA TECH 0
    HAWAII 3 8:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisiana Tech 0, Hawaii 3  1st - 8:46Oct 2 11:48 PM
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