NCAAF Game Recap - Hawaii at Washington
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Hawaii (2-1)

0

7

13

0

20

(23) Washington (2-1)

21

17

0

14

52

Eason throws 3 TDs, No. 23 Washington beats Hawaii 52-20
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:09 AM

SEATTLE (AP) After just three plays, Hunter Bryant was celebrating in the end zone. Five plays later, it was Sean McGrew's turn. And after another seven snaps, it was Puka Nacua catching his first collegiate pass for a touchdown.

It didn't take long for No. 23 Washington to put last week's surprising home loss in the past.

"It was just exciting knowing that doing our job we can do what we want to get done," Bryant said. "We can put points on the board not doing anything special, not doing anything extra, but just doing our own job."

Jacob Eason threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Bryant on the third play of the game and added two more and Washington rebounded with a 52-20 romp over Hawaii on Saturday night.

Eason and the Huskies (2-1) overwhelmed the Rainbow Warriors, taking a 21-0 lead in less than 9 minutes. Eason was 18 of 25 for 262 yards, Richard Newton had three short TD runs, and Washington quickly bounced back from last week's 20-19 home loss to California in its Pac-12 opener.

"It always feels good to be in the end zone quick," Eason said. "Last week we struggled with some things and this week we got to jump on it early. That just shows how well we can bounce back and respond to adversity."

While the final numbers look impressive, Washington did what was expected. Other than showing it could respond to last week's setback, answers about how good the Huskies are will come the next three weeks with games at BYU, vs. USC and at Stanford.

Hawaii (2-1) was looking to beat three Pac-12 opponents in a season for the first time in school history. The Warriors opened with wins over Arizona and Oregon State at home, but the first trip away from the island was a quick slap of reality.

Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich jokingly tweeted out a picture of the Rose Bowl logo last week after beating the Beavers. He had to admit the Warriors aren't ready for Pasadena.

"Coach Pete had his guys ready. We knew it was going to be a challenge. I would have liked to have seen us get to the fourth quarter and make it a game but it got out of hand pretty early," Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich said. "I don't think we're ready for the Rose Bowl."

Cole McDonald was 22 of 35 for 218 yards and a touchdown, but was also intercepted three times.

Bryant's TD catch was the beginning of Washington's early onslaught. Myles Bryant came up with Washington's first forced turnovers on Hawaii's second offensive play, stepping in front of McDonald's pass for the first of his two interceptions in the first half. Washington made it 14-0 moments later on McGrew's 22-yard TD run, and it was 21-0 when Nacua's first career catch was a 28-yard TD on a perfectly placed throw from Eason.

Eason's best TD throw was his last one, hitting Aaron Fuller on a 37-yard TD early in the second quarter, placing the deep post ball just out of the reach of the defensive back.

"It's just really nice to be able to build a lead," Washington coach Chris Petersen said. "I don't think that happens most every game and I think that was really important for this game because Hawaii can score."

LATE WAKEUP CALL

It wasn't until nearly halftime before Hawaii's offensive finally woke up. After going scoreless on their first six possessions, the Warriors scored on back-to-back series on either side of halftime. Miles Reed recovered his own fumble in the end zone shortly before half for Hawaii's first points. Reed scored on a 7-yard TD run on the opening drive of the second half.

McDonald hit Cedric Byrd II on a 4-yard TD pass late in the third quarter to pull Hawaii within 38-20 but that was as close as the Warriors would get. Newton's second TD run early in the fourth quarter pushed the Huskies lead back to 25.

THE TAKEAWAY

Hawaii: The Warriors will lament their sluggish start on offense. Hawaii's first six drives led to just 100 yards of offensive, zero points and two missed field goal attempts. The three drives that followed led to 20 points and 228 yards. ... Hawaii rushed for 141 yards. Reed had 70 yards on 15 carries.

"This was a good barometer for us and we got some more work to do," Rolovich said.

Washington: Hunter Bryant has quickly developed into Eason's favorite target. The tight end had five catches for 115 yards. His most important may have been a 20-yard reception on third-down late in the third quarter after Hawaii had scored 20 straight points.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With losses by Michigan State and Maryland, expect Washington to climb a couple of spots in the AP Top 25 next week.

UP NEXT

Hawaii: The Warriors return home to host Central Arkansas next Saturday.

Washington: The Huskies hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to BYU next Saturday.

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Passing

Hawaii Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. McDonald 35 22 62.9 1 218 22 3 54.2
C. Cordeiro 12 4 33.3 0 36 15 0 42.4
Wash Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Eason 25 18 72.0 3 262 47 0 145.3
J. Sirmon 1 1 100.0 0 -2 0 0 79.2

Rushing

Hawaii Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Stovall 1 0 0.0 0 0
M. Reed 15 70 4.7 12 2
Wash Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Ahmed 8 83 10.4 42 0
S. McGrew 8 63 7.9 22 1

Receiving

Hawaii Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Byrd II 6 72 12.0 22 1
J. Ward 6 66 11.0 15 0
Wash Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Bryant 5 115 23.0 47 1
A. Fuller 5 55 11.0 37 1

Fumbles

Hawaii F FL
M. Reed 1 0

Returning

Hawaii KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Stovall 4 18.8 0 36 1 9.0 0 9
Wash KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. McGrew 3 20.3 0 24 0 - 0 0
A. Fuller 0 - 0 0 1 1.0 0 1

Punting

Hawaii Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Gaudion 2 73 36.5 40
B. Scruton 1 36 36.0 36
Wash Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Whitford 3 131 43.7 45

Takeaways

Wash Int Yds InTD
M. Bryant 2 6 0
C. Williams 1 19 0

Team Stats Comparison

Hawaii Wash
Points For 20 52
Total Yards 395 450
Rushing Yards 141 190
Passing Yards 254 260
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/47 19/26
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 25 22
Penalties - Yards 3/25 3/30
Time Of Possession 29:29 31:31
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 4/8
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 3/36 3/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Hawaii Wash
Wash 1:16 TD Hunter Bryant 47 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 7
Wash 3:24 TD Sean McGrew 22 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 14
Wash 8:58 TD Puka Nacua 28 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 21
2nd Quarter Hawaii Wash
Wash 1:28 TD Aaron Fuller 37 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 0 28
Wash 7:15 TD Richard Newton 5 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 35
Wash 11:33 FG Peyton Henry 23 yd FG 0 38
Hawaii 14:21 TD Miles Reed 0 yd run (Ryan Meskell kick) 7 38
3rd Quarter Hawaii Wash
Hawaii 5:44 TD Miles Reed 7 yd run (Ryan Meskell kick) 14 38
Hawaii 13:04 TD Cedric Byrd II 4 yd pass from Cole McDonald (failed 2pt rush) 20 38
4th Quarter Hawaii Wash
Wash 2:58 TD Richard Newton 1 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 20 45
Wash 6:47 TD Richard Newton 8 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 20 52

Game Information

Stadium: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 67,589
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