GAMEDAY College Football

Western Kentucky 49, Hawaii 17

Associated Press

HONOLULU - Austin Reed threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and Western Kentucky rolled to a 49-17 victory over Hawaii.

Reed capped a 10-play, 68-yard drive with a 5-yard TD toss to Dalvin Smith to put the Hilltoppers (2-0) up 7-3 early in the second quarter. On Hawaii's ensuing possession, Juwon Jones picked off one of four interceptions thrown by Brayden Schager and returned it 38 yards for a score and a 14-3 lead.

Western Kentucky capped off a 21-point second quarter with Reed's 47-yard scoring strike to Joshua Simon and the Hilltoppers led by 11 at halftime.

WKU upped its lead to 28-10 after three quarters when Reed hit Jaylen Hall for a 17-yard score. Kye Robichaux pushed the Hilltoppers' advantage to 35-10 with a 7-yard TD run early in the final period. Reed and Davion Ervin-Poindexter had short scoring runs after that.

Reed completed 22 of 31 passes for 271 yards with one interception.

Schager finished with 230 yards on 22-of-33 passing for the Rainbow Warriors (0-2). Backup QB Joey Yellen completed 4 of 11 passes for 36 yards with a pick. Dedrick Parson and Nasjzae Bryant-Lelei had short TD runs.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WestKyHawaii
Hawaii FG 11:46 Matthew Shipley 40 yd FG 0 3
Second Quarter WestKyHawaii
WestKy TD 13:23 Dalvin Smith 5 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 7 3
WestKy TD 11:36 Juwuan Jones 38 yd interception return (Brayden Narveson kick) 14 3
Hawaii TD 7:40 Dedrick Parson 9 yd run (Matthew Shipley kick) 14 10
WestKy TD 2:52 Joshua Simon 47 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 21 10
Third Quarter WestKyHawaii
WestKy TD 7:37 Jaylen Hall 17 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 28 10
Fourth Quarter WestKyHawaii
WestKy TD 12:35 Kye Robichaux 7 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 35 10
Hawaii TD 9:18 Nasjzae Bryant-Lelei 1 yd run (Matthew Shipley kick) 35 17
WestKy TD 5:58 Austin Reed 2 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 42 17
WestKy TD 5:20 Davion Ervin-Poindexter 2 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 49 17
Team Stats
  Western Kentucky Hawaii
First downs 24 20
  Rushing 7 8
  Passing 13 12
  Penalty 4 0
3rd Down Efficiency 1-7, 14% 4-16, 25%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-4, 25%
Rushes-Yards 29-141 35-94
Passing Yards 271 266
Return Yards 111 90
Completions-Attempts-Int 22-31-1 26-44-5
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2--11
Punts 3 4
Punts-Average 41.7 43.8
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-72 12-109
Time of Possession 25:45 34:15
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Reed 22 31 271 3 1
Hawaii Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Schager 22 33 230 0 4
J. Yellen 4 11 36 0 1
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Robichaux 7 49 7.0 1
A. Reed 9 43 4.8 1
D. Ervin-Poindexter 9 42 4.7 1
M. Mathison 1 6 6.0 0
J. Moses 2 1 0.5 0
L. Sanders 1 0 0.0 0
Hawaii Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Bryant-Lelei 13 64 4.9 1
D. Parson 15 29 1.9 1
B. Schager 1 17 17.0 0
C. Cooper 2 2 1.0 0
D. Scott 1 -6 -6.0 0
J. Yellen 2 -11 -5.5 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Davis 5 78 15.6 0
J. Simon 1 47 47.0 1
D. Smith 3 36 12.0 1
J. Hall 2 25 12.5 1
C. Burt, Jr. 1 25 25.0 0
J. Moses 4 22 5.5 0
J. Beljan 1 19 19.0 0
M. Corley 4 12 3.0 0
M. Mathison 1 7 7.0 0
Hawaii Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Walthall 3 53 17.7 0
J. Panoke 2 32 16.0 0
C. Phillips 3 30 10.0 0
D. Parson 4 27 6.8 0
J. Johnson 2 26 13.0 0
J. Phillips 3 22 7.3 0
J. Murray 3 22 7.3 0
D. Scott 3 18 6.0 0
C. Hines 1 16 16.0 0
T. Mokiao-Atimalala 1 13 13.0 0
N. Bryant-Lelei 1 7 7.0 0
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Oliver 2 42
J. Jones 1 38
U. Stout 1 20
B. Wagner 1 0
Hawaii Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Hausman 1 0
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Ellard 3 125 41.7
Hawaii Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Shipley 4 175 43.8
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
U. Stout 1 -12 -12.0
Hawaii Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Scott 1 0 0
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mathison 1 23 23.0
Hawaii Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Perdue 4 68 17.0
N. Bryant-Lelei 1 22 22.0
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length
B. Narveson 26
Hawaii Missed FG
Player Length




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