NCAAF Game Recap - Hawaii at Boise State
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 12, 2019, 10:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Hawaii (4-2)

7

7

7

16

37

(14) Boise State (6-0)

14

17

21

7

59

No. 14 Boise State loses Bachmeier, beats Hawaii 59-37
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:04 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the position.

Saturday night against Hawaii and its high-powered offense, Harsin's message was put to the test. Turns out, he was right.

Chase Cord threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns in relief of injured starter Hank Bachmeier and No. 14 Boise State beat Hawaii 59-37.

The Broncos (6-0, 3-0 Mountain West) remained perfect at home against the Rainbow Warriors in seven meetings, despite losing Bachmeier early in the second quarter when he was scrambling for a first down and spun to elude oncoming linebacker Kana'i Picanco.

Bachmeier absorbed a hit in his lower back and promptly fumbled. He walked gingerly off the field with the aid of staff trainers before going to the locker room. In the second half, he returned to the sidelines in street clothes.

"(Hank's injury) was something along the lines of a hip pointer," Harsin said after the game. "He got hit in the side and was out, and he was not going to go back in. At that point . we decided to just roll with Chase. He was already in the game plan with some packages. So we decided to give Hank a chance to rest up a bit. . He's going to be fine moving forward."

With Bachmeier out, Cord ensured that the Broncos' passing offense that ranks second in the conference didn't miss a beat, throwing TD strikes of 33, 42, and 8 yards and finishing with 12 for 18 passing.

Hawaii (4-2, 1-1), which entered the game with the Mountain West's top passing offense and fourth nationally, fell behind early and never seemed to have an answer defensively for any of the three quarterbacks Boise State played.

"The defense played well in the first half but awful field position," Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich said. "We gave them some real short plays and they took advantage of it. Our defense didn't play nearly as poorly as the score indicated, but in the second half we gave up some really big plays that we uncharacteristic for us."

Despite Cord's commanding presence, the Broncos mixed up the play calling, using five players at quarterback.

"They're all intelligent enough to do that, so we're able to have a little bit of fun," Harsin said. "Everything we're doing, it's about how we can get all these players involved."

One of those players was Boise State receiver John Hightower, who had seven catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran a play with an option to pass.

"It's tough seeing somebody go down," Hightower said. "But all the quarterbacks are prepared and they know what they're doing. It's nice to see all of them make plays we already know what they're capable of making."

Jaylon Henderson also played significant time at quarterback as the Broncos' trio of signal callers combined for 315 yards passing.

Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, moving past Garrett Gabriel for fifth place on the school's career passing yardage list.

STATS THAT MATTER

In the first half, Boise State's average starting field position was its own 47, aided by three fumbles.

Hawaii finished with four turnovers, which proved costly in the second quarter when Boise State blew open a tight game to take command.

THE TAKEAWAY

Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors raised some eyebrows early with wins over Pac-12 foes Arizona and Oregon State but fell flat against another Top 25 opponent. The last time Hawaii beat a ranked team was Nevada in 2010. If Hawaii intends to rekindle its glory from earlier the past decade, it needs to find a way to beat one of the country's top teams.

Boise State: The Broncos played their most complete game of the season, and did so without Bachmeier for most of the contest. That's exactly the kind of performance Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has been pleading for from his team, and the type of play it will need if the Broncos intend to stay in the driver's seat for a New Year's Six bowl game berth among the Group of 5 schools.

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Boise State could possibly move up after a couple losses by teams above the Broncos.

UP NEXT

Hawaii returns home next Saturday to face Air Force.

Boise State will take a break from conference play next week and hit the road for a game with burgeoning regional rival BYU.

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Passing

Hawaii Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. McDonald 41 23 56.1 3 251 46 0 98.7
C. Cordeiro 9 3 33.3 1 74 50 1 61.6
Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Cord 18 12 66.7 3 175 42 0 137.7
J. Henderson 10 6 60.0 1 82 25 0 119.6

Rushing

Hawaii Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. McDonald 8 54 6.8 17 1
H. Keliiliki 3 27 9.0 19 0
Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Mahone 16 74 4.6 13 1
G. Holani 9 64 7.1 40 1

Receiving

Hawaii Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Stovall 8 114 14.3 22 2
C. Byrd II 6 74 12.3 46 0
Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Hightower 7 141 20.1 42 2
K. Shakir 3 57 19.0 33 1

Fumbles

Hawaii F FL
J. Smart 1 1
C. McDonald 1 1
Boise F FL
H. Bachmeier 1 1

Returning

Hawaii KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Stovall 3 27.0 0 37 0 - 0 0
L. Victor 2 27.5 0 29 0 - 0 0
Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams 0 - 0 0 1 4.0 0 4
J. Hightower 1 34.0 0 34 0 - 0 0

Punting

Hawaii Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Gaudion 3 100 33.3 34
B. Scruton 1 49 49.0 49
Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 3 126 42.0 54

Takeaways

Boise Int Yds InTD
K. Kaniho 0 0 0
K. Buffalo 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Hawaii Boise
Points For 37 59
Total Yards 438 518
Rushing Yards 113 203
Passing Yards 325 315
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/50 21/37
Turnovers 4 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/3 1/1
First Downs 24 29
Penalties - Yards 10/88 11/95
Time Of Possession 11:11 42:42
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/12 7/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/37 3/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Hawaii Boise
Boise 3:01 TD Khalil Shakir 5 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 0 7
Boise 6:40 TD John Hightower 26 yd pass from Hank Bachmeier (Eric Sachse kick) 0 14
Hawaii 7:37 TD Lincoln Victor 17 yd pass from Cole McDonald (Ryan Meskell kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter Hawaii Boise
Boise 1:14 FG Eric Sachse 38 yd FG 7 17
Boise 9:08 TD Khalil Shakir 33 yd pass from Chase Cord (Eric Sachse kick) 7 24
Boise 12:34 TD Robert Mahone 13 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 7 31
Hawaii 14:19 TD Melquise Stovall 21 yd pass from Cole McDonald (Ryan Meskell kick) 14 31
3rd Quarter Hawaii Boise
Boise 2:35 TD John Hightower 42 yd pass from Chase Cord (Eric Sachse kick) 14 38
Boise 6:36 TD George Holani 25 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 14 45
Hawaii 11:29 TD Cole McDonald 17 yd run (Ryan Meskell kick) 21 45
Boise 15:00 TD George Holani 8 yd pass from Chase Cord (Eric Sachse kick) 21 52
4th Quarter Hawaii Boise
Hawaii 4:23 TD Melquise Stovall 3 yd pass from Cole McDonald (COLE MCDONALD 2pt run) 29 52
Hawaii 12:16 TD Nick Mardner 50 yd pass from Chevan Cordeiro (MELQUISE STOVALL 2pt run) 37 52
Boise 13:11 TD George Holani 40 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 37 59

Game Information

Stadium: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 36,902
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