UH falls to BYU in season finale

Saint Juste sets school record, but Rainbow Warriors finish at 3-9

Hawaii running back Diocemy Saint Juste dives to gain more yards during the Rainbow Warriors’ 30-20 loss to BYU on Saturday. -- AP photo

HONOLULU (AP) — Squally Canada ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns, and BYU beat the University of Hawaii football 30-20 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

Joe Critchlow threw for 166 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars (4-9), who won three of their last five games.

Diocemy Saint Juste had just 39 yards rushing for the Rainbow Warriors (3-9), but his 14-yard run in the fourth quarter set a single-season program record. Saint Juste ends the season with 1,510 yards rushing, surpassing Travis Sims’ 1,498 yards set in 1992. Dru Brown had 258 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Canada ran for a 40-yard touchdown to cap the Cougars’ first possession, and he had a 13-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Critchlow’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Neil Pau’u stretched the BYU lead to 20-7 late in the third.

Solomon Matautia scored on a 42-yard fumble return for the Rainbow Warriors in the first quarter. Brown’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Ammon Barker pulled Hawaii to 20-13 early in the fourth.

BYU tight end Matt Bushman runs with the ball while Hawaii’s Russell Williams Jr. gives chase during the third quarter Saturday. -- AP photo

Riley Burt’s first career touchdown for BYU, an 11-yard run, made it 30-13 with 3:46 left.

In his last game with the Rainbow Warriors, Baldwin High School graduate Keelan Ewaliko finished with three catches for seven yards. The senior also had 75 yards on four kickoff returns.

Ewaliko concludes his UH career ranked first in school history with 102 kickoff returns. He finishes second in kick return yards with 2,218, behind only Mike Edward’s 2,301 from 2011 to 2012.

BYU 7 6 7 10–30

Hawaii 7 0 0 13–20

The Rainbow Warriors’ Solomon Matautia tackles the Cougars’ Riley Burt by grabbing his face mask in the fourth quarter. -- AP photo

First Quarter

BYU–Canada 40 run (Almond kick), 12:27

HAW–Matautia 42 fumble return (Trifonovitch kick), 4:42

Second Quarter

BYU–Canada 4 run (kick failed), 11:31

Hawaii’s Ben Scruton (left) and Ikem Okeke celebrate a hard tackle in the first quarter. -- AP photo

Third Quarter

BYU–N.Pau’u 11 pass from Critchlow (Mikkelsen kick), 1:39

Fourth Quarter

HAW–Barker 15 pass from Brown (kick failed), 12:23

BYU–FG Mikkelsen 35, 6:21

UH quarterback Dru Brown throws a pass in the first quarter. -- AP photo

BYU–Burt 11 run (Mikkelsen kick), 3:46

HAW–Noa 3 pass from Brown (Trifonovitch kick), 1:48


First downs 26 13

Rushes-yards 54-285 15-28

Passing 166 258

Comp-Att-Int 14-24-0 28-38-0

Return Yards 43 83

Punts-Avg. 2-44.0 5-38.8

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1

Penalties-Yards 1-6 6-55

Time of Possession 36:30 23:30


RUSHING–BYU, Canada 17-113, Kafentzis 18-98, Burt 13-75, Critchlow 6-(minus 1). Hawaii, Saint Juste 12-39, (Team) 1-(minus 1), Brown 2-(minus 10).

PASSING–BYU, Kafentzis 0-1-0-0, Critchlow 14-23-0-166. Hawaii, Brown 28-38-0-258.

RECEIVING–BYU, Simon 4-46, Trinnaman 3-28, Bushman 2-52, T.Shumway 2-15, N.Pau’u 1-11, Kafentzis 1-8, Canada 1-6. Hawaii, Saint Juste 9-39, Collie 6-103, Barker 3-41, Noa 3-34, Ewaliko 3-7, Armstrong-Brown 1-13, Torres 1-8, Stubblefield 1-7, Tuiasoa 1-6.