Timmy Chang capped his record-setting career in style. Chang became the first college quarterback to pass for 17,000 yards, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another...
HONOLULU — Timmy Chang capped his record-setting career in style.
Chang became the first college quarterback to pass for 17,000 yards, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another to lead Hawaii over Alabama-Birmingham 59-40 in the Hawaii Bowl last night.
The senior went 31 of 46 for 405 yards with no interceptions, spoiling the Blazers’ first trip to a bowl game. Chad Owens caught eight passes for 114 yards and two TDs for Hawaii (8-5), which made its third straight appearance in the 3-year-old bowl.
Owens also scored on a 59-yard punt return in the decisive third quarter, and teammate Jason Rivers added 11 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown.
Clinging to a two-point lead, Hawaii scored 17 straight points in the third quarter to take a 45-26 lead. UAB (7-5) never recovered.
On Owens’ spectacular return, he caught the ball at the Warriors’ 41, broke a tackle at midfield and streaked down the left sideline for a touchdown. It was his fifth punt return for a score this season and his third TD of the game.
The senior also made an over-the-shoulder catch on a 15-yard pass from Chang, pushing Hawaii’s lead to 35-26. With that pass, Chang became the first college quarterback to break the 17,000-yard career mark.
Chang owns NCAA marks for yards passing (17,072), attempts (2,436), completions (1,388), interceptions (80) and total offense (16,910).
With 117 TD passes, he overtook Danny Wuerffel (114) and Tim Rattay (115) and is second to Ty Detmer (121).
Chang threw for 4,258 yards this season, with a career-best 38 TDs. He was 19 of 27 for 308 yards and three TDs in the first half alone.
UAB was led by quarterback Darrell Hackney, who finished 31 of 54 for 417 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a rushing TD.
Roddy White, the second-leading receiver in the nation, had six receptions for 113 yards.
A 10-yard TD run by Norris Drinkard and a 36-yard field goal by Nick Hayes cut Hawaii’s lead to 28-26 at halftime.
The first half featured 699 yards of offense. The game finished with 1,079 yards of offense.
|College football bowl lineup|
|Date||Bowl||Site||Matchup, score||Time (TV)|
|Dec. 14||New Orleans Bowl||New Orleans||Southern Mississippi 31, North Texas 10|
|Dec. 21||Champs Sports Bowl||Orlando, Fla.||Georgia Tech 51, Syracuse 14|
|Dec. 22||GMAC Bowl||Mobile, Ala.||Bowling Green 52, Memphis 35|
|Dec. 23||Fort Worth Bowl||Fort Worth, Texas||Cincinnati 32, Marshall 14|
|Dec. 23||Las Vegas Bowl||Las Vegas||Wyoming 24, UCLA 21|
|Yesterday||Hawaii Bowl||At Honolulu||Hawaii 59, Alabama-Birmingham 40|
|Dec. 27||MPC Computers Bowl||Boise, Idaho||Fresno State (8-3) vs. Virginia (8-3)||11 a.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 27||Motor City Bowl||Detroit||Toledo (9-3) vs. Connecticut (7-4)||2:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 28||Independence Bowl||Shreveport, La.||Iowa State (6-5) vs. Miami (Ohio) (8-4)||3:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 28||Insight Bowl||Phoenix||Oregon State (6-5) vs. Notre Dame (6-5)||6:45 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 29||Houston Bowl||Houston||Texas-El Paso (8-3) vs. Colorado (7-5)||1:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 29||Alamo Bowl||San Antonio||Ohio State (7-4) vs. Oklahoma State (7-4)||5 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 30||Continental Tire Bowl||Charlotte, N.C.||Boston College (8-3) vs. North Carolina (6-5)||10 a.m. (ESPN2)|
|Dec. 30||Emerald Bowl||San Francisco||New Mexico (7-4) vs. Navy (9-2)||1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)|
|Dec. 30||Holiday Bowl||San Diego||California (10-1) vs. Texas Tech (7-4)||5 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 30||Silicon Valley Classic||San Jose, Calif.||Troy (7-4) vs. Northern Illinois (8-3)||8 p.m. (ESPN2)|
|Dec. 31||Music City Bowl||Nashville, Tenn.||Alabama (6-5) vs. Minnesota (6-5)||9 a.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 31||Sun Bowl||El Paso, Texas||Purdue (7-4) vs. Arizona State (8-3)||11 a.m. (CBS)|
|Dec. 31||Liberty Bowl||Memphis, Tenn.||Boise State (11-0) vs. Louisville (10-1)||12:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Dec. 31||Peach Bowl||Atlanta||Miami (8-3) vs. Florida (7-4)||4:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Jan. 1||Cotton Bowl||Dallas||Tennessee (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (7-4)||8 a.m. (FOX)|
|Jan. 1||Outback Bowl||Tampa, Fla.||Wisconsin (9-2) vs. Georgia (9-2)||8 a.m. (ESPN)|
|Jan. 1||Gator Bowl||Jacksonville, Fla.||Florida State (8-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3)||9:30 a.m. (NBC)|
|Jan. 1||Capital One Bowl||Orlando, Fla.||Iowa (9-2) vs. LSU (9-2)||10 a.m. (ABC)|
|Jan. 1||Rose Bowl||Pasadena, Calif.||Michigan (9-2) vs. Texas (10-1)||2 p.m. (ABC)|
|Jan. 1||Fiesta Bowl||Tempe, Ariz.||Utah (11-0) vs. Pittsburgh (8-3)||5:30 p.m. (ABC)|
|Jan. 3||Sugar Bowl||New Orleans||Auburn (12-0) vs. Virginia Tech (10-2)||5 p.m. (ABC)|
|Jan. 4||Orange Bowl||Miami||USC(12-0) vs. Oklahoma (12-0)||5 p.m. (ABC)|