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Brennan fails to set TD record as Hawaii falls short

Dec 3, 2006 - 8:45 AM HONOLULU (Ticker) -- Colt Brennan came up shy of more than just the record books.

Brennan was sacked six times, intercepted twice and fired an incompletion on fourth down late in the contest as No. 24 Hawaii endured a 35-32 setback to Oregon State in a non-conference matchup.

Entering the game with 51 touchdowns, Brennan needed four scoring passes to break the single-season mark set by Houston's David Klingler in 1990.

Brennan was not only on pace to at least tie the record, but also in position to rally his team to victory.

With 7:09 left in the game, Brennan threw a four-yard strike - his 53rd TD - to Ryan Grice-Mullen, drawing the Warriors within 35-30 after a failed two-point conversion. After the Beavers (9-4) were forced into a three-and-out, Davone Bees returned the punt to Oregon State's 40 with 4:05 remaining.

After completing a short pass, taking a sack and throwing an incompletion, Brennan and Hawaii faced a 4th-and-14 on the 26. Brennan went to his left, but the ball bounced just short of Jason Rivers, causing a turnover on downs.

Brennan finished 37-of-50 for 401 yards with two touchdowns and a rushing score for the Warriors (10-3), who had their nine-game winning streak snapped. It was Brennan's 11th career 400-yard game, setting a school record.

Matt Moore threw for 245 yards and three scores for the Beavers, who have won seven of their last eight games.

Moore put Oregon State ahead for good when he threw a short strike to Sammie Stroughter, who broke free for an 80-yard TD for a 28-21 edge with 5:08 left in the third quarter.

After Hawaii closed to 28-24 on a 26-yard field goal by Dan Kelly in the third, Yvenson Bernard, who rushed for 113 yards, capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive with a score from a yard out, extending margin to 11 with 13:18 remaining.

The contest was tied 21-21 at the half.

Beavers' Gerard Lawson highlighted the first 30 minutes with a 100-yard kickoff return in the second period.