Conference rivals once again, if only for one season as Boise State prepares to transfer out to the Big East and Hawaii transfers into the Mountain West, the Broncos picked up where they left off when the Warriors were Western Athletic Conference foes just a few seasons ago. Boise State had little trouble with the long flight to Honolulu and rolled over the Warriors, 49-14 late Saturday.
One Bronco Nation Under God stated that this was a good recovery after a rare home loss for Boise State:
The Boise State Broncos showed glimpses of greatness as they improved to 8-2 on the season. Saturday night's bout was not short on big plays, unless you're a Hawai'i Warriors fan. Defense was once again dominant, and Joe Southwick didn't look like a dumpster fire.
After one of the very few losses on the Smurf Turf, Boise State left little doubt in beating a weak Hawaii squad. Joe Southwick threw for 209 yards and three touchdowns in the victory for Boise as the offense was not prolific, but it was efficient. The defense continued to play extremely well by giving up only 240 total yards and holding the Warriors to -14 yards rushing.