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Boise State vs. Hawaii final: Broncos win 49-14

The Boise St. Broncos cruised to an easy victory over the Hawaii Warriors, 49-14, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Broncos scored first and scored often, building a 35-7 halftime lead. Quarterback Joe Southwick did most of his damage in the first half and finished with 209 yards on 17-for-29 passing and three touchdowns, with all three coming in the first half. The Broncos rushed for 155 yards on the ground as a team, providing them with a balanced offensive attack.

But the story was the defense. The Broncos held the Warriors to 203 total yards and forced five turnovers, including a third quarter fumble forced by Jonathan Brown and recovered by Demarcus Lawrence, who returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.

With the win, the Broncos improved to 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Mountain West Conference, and the Warriors fell to 1-8, 0-6 in conference.

Box Score Hero: Broncos wide receiver Aaron Burks finished with 107 yards on five receptions and a touchdown as part of a passing attack that finished with 256 yards receiving.

Rankings Ramifications: Depending on what happens above them, the 8-2 Broncos could find themselves back in the rankings next week.

But Did They Cover?: The Broncos came into the game as 29-point favorites and more than covered the spread.

For More On This Game: Visit One Bronco Nation Under God to discuss the game with Broncos fans, and the SB Nation College Football hub for all of your college football needs.

Next Week's Schedule: The Broncos host the Colorado St. Rams on Nov. 17 and the Warriors host Air Force on Nov. 16.

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