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BYU safety Michael Madsen broke up a pass to Hawaii receiver Chad Owens in a 35-32 win Friday at Provo, Utah.

Chang climbs lists

By Dave Reardon

PROVO, Utah >> Hawaii sophomore quarterback Tim Chang moved past Gregg Tipton into fourth on the school's career passing yardage list, but that was one of the few positive statistics to come out of Friday's 35-32 loss at Brigham Young.

Chang has 4,882 yards after passing for 277 yards against the Cougars.

With four interceptions, Chang closed within one of Garrett Gabriel's school record of 31 in a career. Gabriel reached that number in 661 career passes; Chang already has 691 career attempts.

Some other notable statistics:

>> Sophomore kicker Justin Ayat has 130 career points and remains 17th on the school's all-time list.

>> Senior running back Thero Mitchell had his second consecutive two-touchdown game. He has scored 92 career points and is 24th in career scoring.

>> This was the sixth time in the past seven games that Hawaii yielded at least 100 yards to a single rusher.

>> Senior linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa leads UH with 17 tackles in two games. Junior safety Hyrum Peters and senior linebacker Chris Brown both have 14.

>> Senior linebacker Matt Wright leads the Warriors with 1 1/2 sacks.

>> UH's offensive line had another outstanding game, allowing no sacks. Eastern Illinois got only one against the Warriors in the opener, for two yards.

Snapping: BYU long snapper Gabriel Reid had such a hard time delivering the ball early in the game that the crowd saved some of its loudest cheers for when Reid settled down later in the game and made some good snaps.

Oh brother: Five brothers played defensive back for Hawaii in the 1980s and they were all at the game Friday.

Mark (1980-81), Kurt (1981-84), Kent (1981-82, 84-85), Kyle (1983-86) and Sean Kafentzis (1987) were together on the Warriors sideline.

Short yardage: Defensive end Travis Laboy, who was suspended for the season opener, started against BYU and was in on three tackles and was credited with three quarterback hurries. ... Inside receiver Nate Ilaoa is apparently still bothered by a tender hamstring. He did not play Friday. Clifton Herbert (three catches, 62 yards) started, and Britton Komine played well in the second half (3-20, including a touchdown).

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