Fresno State 27,
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.