Brown, Saint Juste help Hawaii beat Nevada 38-17
HONOLULU (AP) Dru Brown threw two touchdown passes, Diocemy Saint Juste had a career-high 205 yards rushing and Hawaii beat Nevada 38-17 night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Brown completed 15 of 18 passes for 222 yards and Metuisela `Unga had two touchdown receptions for Hawaii (2-3), which piled up season highs of 344 yards rushing and 566 total yards.
Steven Lakalaka scored on a 4-yard run and Brown hit `Unga for a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter as Hawaii built a 17-3 lead going into halftime.
Saint Juste's 59-yard run on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter set up a 5-yard scoring run by John Ursua three plays later. After forcing a punt, Hawaii put together a 6-play, 95-yard drive – highlighted by runs of 44 and 15 yards by Paul Harris and a 15-yard face masking penalty – capped by `Unga's 8-yard TD catch made it 31-3.
James Butler had 168 yards rushing for Nevada (2-3)