HONOLULU (AP) - Riley Nelson threw for 363 yards and three scores to lead Brigham Young to a 41-20 win over Hawaii on Saturday.
The Armed Forces Bowl-bound Cougars (9-3), who trailed in the second quarter, rallied with 34 consecutive points to end postseason aspirations for the Warriors (6-7). Hawaii needed to beat the Cougars to secure a berth in the Hawaii Bowl.
Nelson, who missed most of the last two games due to injury, completed 25 of 37 passes. BYU racked up 530 yards of offense - including 296 in the second half - and 28 first downs.
Hawaii led 13-7 with less than four minutes to play in the second quarter following a 79-yard touchdown pass from David Graves to Trevor Davis, but it was all Cougars after that.
|HI||David Graves 1 yd run (missed kick)|
|BYU||Ross Apo 22 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|HI||Trevor Davis 79 yd pass from David Graves (Tyler Hadden kick)|
|BYU||Justin Sorensen 33 yd FG|
|BYU||Ross Apo 12 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Joe Sampson 26 yd fumble return (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Bryan Kariya 1 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Cody Hoffman 38 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Justin Sorensen 36 yd FG|
|HI||Jeremiah Ostrowski 23 yd pass from Shane Austin (Tyler Hadden kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-16||5-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||60||117|
|Punt Return Yds||0||10|
|Time of Poss.||34:50||25:10|
|BYU: David Foote 2-61, Michael Alisa 13-51, Bryan Kariya 3-24, Spencer Hafoka 1-18, JJ Di Luigi 5-14, Josh Quezada 4-6, Riley Nelson 7--3, Team 3--4|
|HI: David Graves 5-17, Joey Iosefa 4-7, Sterling Jackson 3-2, Shane Austin 2--2, Team 1--2, John Lister 1--5|
|BYU: Riley Nelson 25-37-363-0, Jake Heaps 0-1-0-0|
|HI: Shane Austin 12-24-96-0, David Graves 13-23-186-0|
|BYU: Cody Hoffman 7-123, JD Falslev 5-80, Marcus Mathews 4-80, Ross Apo 4-55, Kaneakua Friel 3-17, JJ Di Luigi 2-8|
|HI: Jeremiah Ostrowski 7-73, Billy Ray Stutzmann 7-50, Trevor Davis 6-111, Royce Pollard 5-48|
|Brigham Young||1st FBS Independents||0-0||8-4|