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[ GAME STATS ]
Hou--McCullar 34 pass from Colb (Bell kick), 11:53.
Hou--FG Bell 21, 9:05.
Haw--FG Miranda 19, 5:48.
Haw--48 pass from Chang (Miranda kick), 14:28.
Hou--Battle 2 run (Bell kick), 11:16.
Hou--FG Bell 35, 4:42.
Haw--FG Miranda 29, 1:53.
Haw--Brewster 1 run (Miranda kick), 13:23.
Haw--Rivers 7 pass from Chang (Miranda kick), 4:35.
Hou--Battle 2 run (Bell kick), 14:18.
Haw--Rivers 4 pass from Chang (Miranda kick), 9:51.
Hou--Marshall 81 pass from Kolb (Bell kick), :22.
Haw--Komine 11 pass from Chang (Miranda kick).
Hou--Evans 6 run (Bell kick).
Hou--Battle 4 run (Bell kick).
Haw--Rivers 18 pass from Chang (Miranda kick).
Haw--Brewster 8 run (pass failed).
RUSHING -- Houston, Battle 19-124, Evans 22-66, Scirmer 2-8, Kolb 8-7, Marshall 2-(minus 9), team 1-(minus 11). Hawaii, Brewster 14-79, West 6-33, Bass 6-27, Whieldon 5-12, team 1-(minus 1), Chang 6-(minus 36).
PASSING -- Houston, Kolb 19-34-2-332. Hawaii, Whieldon 3-5-0-52, Chang 26-42-1-475.
RECEIVING -- Houston, Marshall 7-157, McCullar 5-103, Middleton 3-25, Pritchett 2-31, Kolb 1-8, Hopkins 1-8. Hawaii, Rivers 7-143, Komine 7-73, Cockheran 5-162, Brewster 3-40, Welch 3-31, Poumele 2-27, Herbert 1-48, Bass 1-3.
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[ TURNING POINT ]
First drive of fourth quarter big for Hawaii
On its way to a 54-48 triple-overtime win in yesterday's Hawaii Bowl, Hawaii seized momentum on its first possession of the fourth quarter, after it had been buried on consecutive plays by Houston's defense. With the score tied at 27-27, a Tim Chang pass to Britton Komine gave the Warriors a first down at their own 30. Houston blitzed twice -- the first resulted in a 10-yard sack by Cougar middle linebacker Lance Everson; on the second, Houston safety Courtney Brooks dropped Chang for an 8-yard loss on a zone blitz.
On third-and-28, as Houston played back with a three-man rush, Chang bought time and found Jeremiah Cockheran for a crucial first down. The officials' measurement said it was good by inches.
Chang's throw and Cockheran's catch swung momentum Hawaii's way.
On the next play, Chang dodged the rush and scrambled 11 yards for a first down. On the one after that, he spun out of a sack and fed Michael Brewster a shovel pass that Brewster turned into a 30-yard gain. Chang then hit Komine for 17 yards.
The drive resulted in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Chang to Jason Rivers -- behind Rivers, where only he could catch it -- to eventually give the Warriors a 34-27 lead.
Dave Reardon / Star-Bulletin