Associated Press Writer
HONOLULU (AP) (Nov. 18) - James Fenderson, who started the season third on the depth chart, and Tim Chang, a high school quarterback a year ago, each accounted for two touchdowns Saturday night to lead Hawaii to a 27-10 victory over Louisiana Tech.
|Louisiana Tech's John Simon (8) gets past Hawaii's Kevin Jackson, left, Louisiana Tech's Terrance Sykes looks on during the second quarter at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Saturday, Nov.18, 2000. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)|
Chang, meanwhile, completed 31 of 51 passes for 391 yards with Ashley Lelie taking in a 2-yard scoring pass and Channon Harris accounting for the second aerial TD, a 25-yarder that put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter.
Also making a major contribution was defensive back Jacob Espiau, who tied a school record by picking off three Luke McCown passes. Two stopped Tech drives deep in Hawaii territory, with one leading to a 93-yard scoring drive.
For the Bulldogs (3-9), McCown provided the offense, passing 47 times. He completed 27 for 245 yards, but saw his streak of five consecutive games of 300-plus yards come to an end. And he had four picked off.
Louisiana Tech's James Jordan, the nation's leading receiver, caught 11 passes for 130 yards.
Hawaii threatened to turn the game into an early rout, jumping off to a 14-0 lead after its first two possessions. After holding the Bulldogs on downs at their 35 after the kickoff, the Warriors went 65 yards with Fenderson sweeping left from 2 yards out.
Hawaii then put together an impressive 95-yard drive, highlighted by Chang passes of 37 and 22 yards to Craig Stutzmann. The Chang-Lelie hookup made it 14-0 with 3:34 left in the quarter.
But Louisiana Tech responded with its first score, a 4-yard pass from McCown to Jordan to make it 14-7 at the half. The Bulldogs narrowed the margin to 14-10 in the third quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Josh Scobee. But Fenderson's second score and the Chang-Harris TD rounded out the night's scoring.