Heartbreak in Hawai'i

In a war that left several players injured, Hawai'i made the plays when they needed to defensively and displayed an amazing talent on offense for the entire nation to behold.

In a battle between two Western Athletic Conference heavyweights tonight, Hawai'i emerged victorious with a 39-27 win over Boise State in Honolulu.

Colt Brennan and company were unstoppable as Brennan picked apart Boise State's talented defense like a surgeon. Brennan, who set an NCAA record for career touchdown passes tonight, was seldom bothered in the pocket and fired passes at will to his bevy of talent receivers.

Meanwhile, after Boise State grabbed a 27-25 lead in the third quarter, the Rainbow Warrior defense shut out the high-powered Broncos the remainder of the game.

Hawai'i moves to a perfect 8-0 in winning the WAC and 11-0 overall while the Broncos finish the regular season at 7-1 and 10-2. Hawai'i has been downgraded repeatedly in the national polls despite their perfect season and will try to earn more respect next week against Washington. The Broncos will likely play in the Humanitarian Bowl on New Year's Eve against the winner of the Maryland-North Carolina State game.

Congratulations to Hawai'i on an amazing win and to Boise State on a great season in what was supposed to be a "rebuilding year". As Bronco fans know by now, Boise State doesn't rebuild, it reloads. A great game tonight featuring two true champions.


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