Rypien leads Boise State in 52-16 rout of Hawaii

Posted at 9:21 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 23:25:07-05

Brett Rypien passed for 338 yards and four touchdowns and No. 24 Boise State beat Hawaii 52-16 on Saturday night.

The Broncos (9-1, 5-1 Mountain West, No. 22 CFP) racked up a season-high 603 yards of total offense, 403 of them coming before halftime.

Jeremy Nichols, the nation's leading scorer, ran for 153 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 36 and 5 yards. Rypien finished 18-of-22 passing.

Cedrick Wilson had game highs of seven receptions and 141 yards with a touchdown and Thomas Sperbeck added five grabs for 114 yards and two scores.

The Broncos scored touchdowns on six of their first seven possessions and found the end zone on all four of their red zone attempts.

Paul Harris ran for 145 yards and Rigoberto Sanchez made field goals of 24, 32 and 35 yards for the Rainbow Warriors (4-7, 3-4).


Boise State: Wyoming's wild 69-66 triple-overtime loss to UNLV Saturday keeps the door open for the Broncos to sneak into the Mountain West championship game. Boise State needs New Mexico to win out and beat Wyoming on Nov. 26 to create a potential three-way tie in the Mountain Division. The tiebreaker would be determined by the team ranked highest in the College Football Playoff rankings at the end of the regular season.

Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors' chances of a bowl game are bleak, but not completely dead. They needed to win their final three games to finish above .500, but there is still a possibility they could be invited to the Hawaii Bowl with a 6-7 record.


Boise State: The Broncos will face another West Division team when they host UNLV. The Broncos have gone 101-6 at home since 2000.

Hawaii: The Rainbow Warriors make their final road trip of the season to take on Fresno State. They are 13-7-1 in games there, including losses in their last two trips.