Oregon State holds on to beat Hawaii 38-30
HONOLULU (AP) Sean Mannion threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night and Oregon State beat Hawaii 38-30.
Mannion completed 26 of 37 passes as the Beavers (2-0) racked up 464 yards of total offense against the Rainbow Warriors (0-2).
Victor Bolden caught 11 passes for 119 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown reception early in the second half. Terron Ward rushed for 124 yards and scored on runs of 32 and 2 yards in the first half.
Oregon State built a 38-7 lead by the 10:56 mark in the third quarter, but Hawaii scored the final 23 points of the game, including 16 points in a four-minute stretch early in the fourth quarter.
Joey Iosefa had a career-high three touchdown runs for Hawaii.
Hawaii drove 59 yards to the Oregon State 16 on the game's opening possession, but linebacker Jabral Johnson forced a fumble by Iosefa, which was recovered by the Beavers' Siale Hautau.
Oregon State recycled the turnover into a 4-yard touchdown pass from Mannion to Richard Mullaney to open the scoring and extended its lead on Mannion's 5-yard scoring strike to Connor Hamlett on the Beavers' next drive.
Two possessions later, Ward scampered into the end zone from 32 yards out to give his team a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Hawaii got its first score with 10:52 to play in the second quarter when Iosefa plunged into the end zone from 2 yards out. The score was set up on an interception by TJ Taimatuia after Mannion's pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage.
Garrett Owens made a 27-yard field on Oregon State's ensuing drive and after a Hawaii three-and-out, Mannion and company drove 84 yards in seven plays, capped by Ward's second touchdown run, to make the score 31-7.
After its opening possession, Hawaii managed just 51 yards for the rest of the half.
Meanwhile, Mannion threw for 207 yards by halftime.
Steven Nelson and Michael Doctor had eight tackles apiece to lead the Oregon State defense. Nelson also intercepted a Woolsey pass in the second half.
The Beavers were 5 for 5 in the red zone for their fourth consecutive win against the Rainbow Warriors, including a 33-14 win in Corvallis, Oregon, last year. Oregon State now leads the all-time series 7-3.