Fresno State 27,

Hawaii 13

Wendell Mathis ran for 229 and three touchdowns, including a 78-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to lead No. 22 Fresno State to a 27-13 victory over Hawaii on Saturday.

The victory was the first at Aloha Stadium for Fresno State since 1994 and kept the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference) atop the WAC standings with Boise State, which defeated Nevada earlier in the day.

Fresno State's defense also came up big, and recorded five sacks.

With only a few minutes remaining in the game, the Warriors easily drove to the Bulldogs 6 and threatened to tie the game, but couldn't score. Colt Brennan's fourth-and-goal pass was tipped near the goal line with 2 minutes 46 seconds left.

Trying to run out the clock, Mathis burst through the line of scrimmage and sprinted 78 yards to seal FSU's fifth-straight win.

Paul Pinegar completed 15 of 25 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown for Fresno State. He was also intercepted twice.

Brennan was 35 of 54 for 327 yards and a TD pass, and freshman receiver Davone Bess caught 14 passes for 158 yards.

Hawaii (3-5, 3-3) committed a costly running-into-the-punter penalty in the third quarter that kept Fresno State's drive alive and resulted in Mathis' second TD.

Wendell Mathis carries to load for Fresno State with 229 yards and three TDs.