BOISE – Kellen Moore threw three touchdown passes and cornerback Brandyn Thompson had three interceptions to lead No. 15 Boise State to a 27-7 college football victory over Hawaii on Friday night.
The Broncos (6-0, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) intercepted Hawaii’s Inoke Funaki five times, turning three of them into 17 second-half points that put the game away.
The Broncos’ smothering defense pressured Funaki all night, sacking him five times and holding the Warriors (3-4, 2-2) to just 288 total yards.
Moore finished 25 of 34 for 256 yards. The left-hander’s three touchdown passes gave him 16 on the season and 11 over the last four games.
The victory was Boise State’s 17th straight at home and avenged a bitter loss to the Warriors last year that cost them the WAC title. Hawaii, led by standout quarterback Colt Brennan, beat the Broncos 39-27 in the regular-season finale in Honolulu.