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