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...

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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.

Hawaii’s Timmy Chang accounted for five TDs.

Chang’s 4-yard TD run in the fourth sealed the victory. He came out to a standing ovation with 5:40 left.

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)