Browns throws 5 TDs; Hawaii holds off UMass 46-40

Hawaii wide receiver Keelan Ewaliko (12) gets chased down by Massachusetts safety Tedrick Lowery (6) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
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HONOLULU (AP) Dru Brown passed for 311 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday night and Hawaii beat Massachusetts 46-40 to become bowl eligible in the regular season finale for both teams.

Brown threw the go-ahead TD pass 56 yards to Keelan Ewaliko, capping the scoring with 3:52 left in the game. Hawaii (6-7) missed the extra-point conversion.

UMass (2-10) reached the Hawaii 17 on the ensuing drive but lost 4 yards to set up a fourth-and-11 from the 21. Andrew Ford's pass was broken up in the end zone and the Minutemen turned it over on downs with 1:05 to play.

Ford finished with 342 yards passing and three touchdowns. His 27-yard TD pass to Jalen Williams gave UMass its only lead at 26-24 with 7:46 left in the third quarter.

Hawaii surged to a 40-26 lead early in the fourth and UMass tied it at 40 with 5:29 left.