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Brennan sits as Hawaii rolls

Sep 23, 2007 - 8:53 AM HONOLULU (Ticker) -- Colt Brennan was forced to sit and watch Saturday as the special teams and defense sparked Hawaii to a dominating 66-10 victory over Charleston Southern.

Brennan, who had 16 total touchdowns over the first three games, sat out with a sprain right ankle. The Heisman Trophy contender suffered the injury before Hawaii's 49-14 rout of UNLV last Saturday.

The Warriors took a modest 21-10 advantage into the break but Ryan Mouton returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a touchdown.

On the ensuing drive, linebacker Adam Leonard intercepted Charleston Southern quarterback Eli Byrd's pass and returned it for another score to extend Hawaii's advantage to 35-10 just 82 seconds into the third quarter.

"Once I got the interception, I was thinking score," Leonard said. "My teammates did a great job once I picked off the ball to get up field and make some key blocks."

Hawaii (4-0) continued to pour it on in the third quarter as Brennan's replacement, Tyler Graunke, tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Davone Bess and C.J. Hawthorne to make it 49-10.

"We're a team so I need to step in when I'm called upon," Graunke said. "I'm not the starting quarterback, I've got the confidence to step in and get the win. This week was different than other weeks because I knew I was going to play before today."

Graunke completed 22-of-36 passes for 285 yards and three scores but was intercepted twice in the first half. He also rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give Hawaii a 21-7 lead.

"I thought Tyler (Graunke) did a lot of good things from the second quarter on," Hawaii coach June Jones said.

The Warriors grabbed an early 7-0 lead when Graunke found Hawthorne for a 28-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter, but the Buccaneers answered almost immediately, when Byrd threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Dee Brown to tie the game.

Hawthorne hauled in five receptions for 91 yards and two scores for Hawaii, which has racked up 223 points over its first four contests.

"It took us a little while to get rolling. But eventually things went smoothly," Hawthorne said. "We knew (Tyler) Graunke would get the start. I love Tyler and seeing him out there makes me excited."

Inoke Funaki relieved Graunke in the fourth quarter and added two more touchdown passes to provide the final margin.

Kealoha Pilares rushed for 45 yards and a score on seven carries as the Warriors pounded out an uncharacteristic 147 yards on the ground.

Charleston Southern managed just five conversions on third down in 20 chances and committed four turnovers.

"I was proud of our team," Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills said. "We left five offensive starters at home and two on defense. We played hard and clean. We put forth our best effort against a good team."






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    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Oct 19 1:27 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 3 0 0 10
    HAWAII (19) 7 14 28 17 66 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HAWAII - TD, C.J. HAWTHORNE 28 YD PASS FROM
    TYLER GRAUNKE (DANIEL KELLY
    KICK), 5:06. HAWAII 7-0
    CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARLESTON SOU 7-7
    2N

    Sep 23 5:07 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    MICHAEL WASHINGTON 19 YD PASS FROM INOKE FUNAKI
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 66 4:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 4:59 AM


  • NCAAF
    FG HAWAII
    DANIEL KELLY 28 YD
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 59 8:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 4:20 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    AARON BAIN 2 YD PASS FROM INOKE FUNAKI
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 56 13:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 3:20 AM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 3 0 10
    HAWAII (19) 7 14 28 49 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HAWAII - TD, C.J. HAWTHORNE 28 YD PASS FROM
    TYLER GRAUNKE (DANIEL KELLY
    KICK), 5:06. HAWAII 7-0
    CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARL

    Sep 23 3:09 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    C.J. HAWTHORNE 35 YD PASS FROM TYLER GRAUNKE
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 49 2:57 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 3:07 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    DAVONE BESS 19 YD PASS FROM TYLER GRAUNKE
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 42 3:08 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 3:01 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    ADAM LEONARD 36 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 35 13:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 2:28 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    RYAN MOUTON 90 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 28 14:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 2:22 AM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 3 10
    HAWAII (19) 7 14 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HAWAII - TD, C.J. HAWTHORNE 28 YD PASS FROM
    TYLER GRAUNKE (DANIEL KELLY
    KICK), 5:06. HAWAII 7-0
    CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARLESTON SO

    Sep 23 1:57 AM


  • NCAAF
    FG CHARLESTON SOU
    NICK ELLIS 48 YD
    CHARLESTON SOU 10
    HAWAII (19) 21 0:16 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:57 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    TYLER GRAUNKE 6 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 7
    HAWAII (19) 21 3:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:36 AM


  • NCAAF
    CHARLESTON SOU 7
    HAWAII (19) 14 6:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:28 AM


  • CORRECTION
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 7
    HAWAII (19) 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HAWAII - TD, C.J. HAWTHORNE 28 YD PASS FROM
    TYLER GRAUNKE (DANIEL KELLY
    KICK), 5:06. HAWAII 7-0
    CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS

    Sep 23 1:27 AM


  • CORRECTION
    NCAAF TD HAWAII
    KEALOHA PILARES 16 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 7
    HAWAII (19) 7 5:14 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:20 AM


  • CORRECTION
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 7
    HAWAII (19) 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARLESTON SOU 7-0
    HAWAII - TD, KEALOHA PILARES 16 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK), 0:1

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:18 AM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 0 7
    HAWAII (19) 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARLESTON SOU 7-7
    HAWAII - TD, KEALOHA PILARES 16 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK), 0:10.
    HAWAII 14-7
    2ND QUARTER

    Sep 23 1:17 AM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CHARLESTON SOU 7 0 7
    HAWAII (19) 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CHARLESTON SOU - TD, DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI
    BYRD (NICK ELLIS KICK), 9:46.
    CHARLESTON SOU 7-7
    HAWAII - TD, KEALOHA PILARES 16 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK), 0:10.
    HAWAII 14-7
    2ND QUARTER

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:17 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    KEALOHA PILARES 16 YD RUN
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 7
    HAWAII (19) 14 14:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 1:01 AM
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  • NCAAF
    TD CHARLESTON SOU
    DEE BROWN 57 YD PASS FROM ELI BYRD
    (NICK ELLIS KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 7
    HAWAII (19) 7 5:14 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 12:42 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    C.J. HAWTHORNE 28 YD PASS FROM TYLER GRAUNKE
    (DANIEL KELLY KICK)
    CHARLESTON SOU 0
    HAWAII (19) 7 9:54 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Charleston Southern vs. Hawaii(19)Sep 23 12:26 AM
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