Recap: Colorado State vs. Hawaii
Fort Collins, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Garrett Grayson passed for 278 yards and four touchdowns as his Colorado State Rams easily disposed of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 49-22, in a Mountain West Conference clash at Hughes Stadium.
Grayson completed 13-of-24 passing in the contest, while Dee Hart rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown for Colorado State (9-1, 5-1 MWC). Treyous Jarrells carried the ball a team-high 12 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the win, which was the eighth in a row for the Rams.
Ikaika Woolsey completed 16-of-47 passing for 192 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for Hawaii (2-8, 1-4), which has lost four in a row. Joey Iosefa carried the ball 19 times for 64 yards and a score in the defeat.
Grayson put the Rams on the board first with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Elroy Masters Jr. exactly three minutes into the game for the 7-0 lead.
Hawaii made Grayson pay for the touchdown, as the Warriors sacked the Colorado State quarterback in the end zone with 8:19 left in the first quarter for the safety. The score cut CSU's lead to 7-2.
Tyler Hadden cut Colorado State's lead to 7-5 with a 40-yard field goal with just 3:58 to play in the opening frame, but Grayson made sure the Rams went ahead again. He found Charles Lovett for a 52-yard scoring completion with 2:31 to play in the first to give CSU the 14-5 advantage.
Grayson struck yet again just five seconds into the second quarter, as he found Steven Walker for a 30-yard touchdown to boost the Rams' lead to 21-5.
Hadden cut into CSU's lead with a 36-yard field goal with 10:11 to play in the opening half. The kick put Hawaii down, 21-8.
Jarrells pushed the Colorado State advantage to 28-8 with 4:28 to play in the half on a nine-yard touchdown run.
After starting their first offensive possession in the second half with excellent field position, the Rams grew their lead to 35-8 when Grayson found Xavier Williams for a 16-yard touchdown hookup not even a minute into the period.
Iosefa ran in a two-yard touchdown for Hawaii with 8:56 left in the third period to cut the Colorado State lead to 35-15, but the Rams answered right back just over two minutes later when Hart plunged into the end zone from seven yards away for the 42-15 advantage.
Woolsey connected with Scott Harding on a 17-yard scoring completion with 4:01 to play in the frame, slicing CSU's lead to 42-22. But just four seconds into the fourth quarter, Jarrells found the end zone again on a one-yard run to push the Rams back up, 49-22.
Colorado State racked up 580 total offensive yards in the contest compared to 352 for Hawaii. The Rams also made good on eight of their 13 third-down conversion attempts in the win.Game Notes