Hawaii trounces Charleston Southern 66-7By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press Writer Sunday, Sep 26, 2010
HONOLULU (AP)—Bryant Moniz threw for 395 yards and six touchdowns—tying a school record for most touchdown passes in a half—as Hawaii trounced Charleston Southern 66-7 Saturday night.
Greg Salas had seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
Hawaii (2-2) scored quickly, racking up three touchdowns in the first 11 minutes of play. The Warriors pulled Moniz midway through the second quarter but reinserted him briefly in the third.
Moniz tied the school record shared by Colt Brennan—the 2008 sixth-round draft pick for the Washington Redskins—and current Warriors offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich. Moniz also ran for a touchdown.
Hawaii rotated five quarterbacks through the game. Freshman David Graves’ first career throw was a 41-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Blount.
The sole touchdown for the Buccaneers (2-2) of the FCS came when A.J. Toscano led them on a 61-yard drive in the first quarter. James Nunley caught his 11-yard touchdown pass.
Kealoha Pilares had four catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Green ran for one touchdown and caught another.
John Hardy-Tuliau had six tackles for the winners.
Hawaii’s win comes as the Warriors recover from a tough two-week road trip in which they edged Army 31-28 but lost 31-13 at Colorado, where they were outscored 31-3 in the second half.
The Warriors last lost to an FCS team in 2000, when Portland State beat them in the season opener.
The Buccaneers lost their only other game against Hawaii, 66-10 in 2007.
Next week, Hawaii opens Western Athletic Conference play at home against Louisiana Tech. Charleston Southern plays at Big South Conference rival Liberty.