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Bell, Aztecs run away with 34-10 victory over Warriors

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell ran for a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns, and San Diego State defeated the University of Hawaii 34-10 on Saturday.
Bell became the first player in school history to open his SDSU career with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games. The Nebraska transfer’s big day included a career-long 62-yard score.
The Aztecs (3-1, 3-1 Mountain West), coming in ranked seventh in the FBS at 265 yards rushing per game, kept their offense on the ground with 326 of their 356 total yards. Carson Baker was only 4-of-13 passing for 30 yards and two interceptions but the Aztecs still snapped a two-game losing streak to the Rainbow Warriors (2-2, 2-2).
Jordan Byrd went around the left side for a 61-yard score before Bell added his 62-yarder up the middle for a 14-0 first-quarter lead. A fumbled punt set up Bell’s 3-yard score and Segun Olubi returned an interception 71 yards for a 28-0 halftime lead.
The Aztecs had seven sacks led by Jonah Tavai — the younger brother of former UH standout Jahlani Tavai, who is now with the Detroit Lions — with two.
Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro threw for 209 yards with a 75-yard score to Calvin Turner in the fourth quarter. He was intercepted once. Turner had 116 yards receiving.
No fans were in attendance.
The Rainbow Warriors host Boise State next Saturday in a rematch of last year’s Mountain West championship game won by the Broncos. The game is scheduled to be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
Hawaii 0 0 3 7–10
San Diego St. 14 14 0 6–34
First Quarter
SDSU–Byrd 51 run (Araiza kick), 3:26.
SDSU–G.Bell 62 run (Araiza kick), 1:08.
Second Quarter
SDSU–G.Bell 3 run (Araiza kick), 10:25.
SDSU–Olubi 71 interception return (Araiza kick), 1:20.
Third Quarter
HAW–FG Shipley 27, 5:13.
Fourth Quarter
SDSU–FG Araiza 27, 12:51.
HAW–Turner 75 pass from Cordeiro (Shipley kick), 12:00.
SDSU–FG Araiza 36, 2:59.
A–0.
HAWSDSU
First downs 14 15
Rushes-yards 35-66 51-326
Passing 209 30
Comp-Att-Int 17-35-1 4-13-2
Return Yards 18 81
Punts-Avg. 8-40.8 5-42.2
Fumbles-Lost 6-2 1-1
Penalties-Yards 4-35 4-48
Time of Possession 28:34 31:26
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING–Hawaii, Turner 6-39, Cordeiro 20-20, Hunter 2-6, Reed 7-1. San Diego St., G.Bell 19-160, Byrd 7-61, L.Johnson 4-47, C.Bell 9-47, Williams 8-21, (Team) 1-(minus 1), Baker 3-(minus 9).
PASSING–Hawaii, Cordeiro 17-35-1-209. San Diego St., Baker 4-13-2-30.
RECEIVING–Hawaii, Turner 4-116, Smart 4-24, Bussey 4-22, Cephus 1-29, Bowens 1-8, Panoke 1-5, Reed 1-5, Mardner 1-0. San Diego St., C.Bell 1-14, G.Bell 1-9, Kothe 1-8, Byrd 1-(minus 1).
MISSED FIELD GOALS–Hawaii, Shipley 42.