The Warriors couldn't get going offensively in the first half. After taking the ball into Bronco territory three times, Hawaii had to settle for field goals.
"We were driving the ball, we just couldn't punch it in and that hurts a lot," said Hawaii running back, Mike Bass.
Boise State took a 20-9 lead into the half. But after the break, the Warrior defense stepped it up. They caused three turnovers in the third quarter, two of them led to Hawaii touchdowns.
The Warriors took a 21-20 lead into the fourth quarter. Defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa says, "It was a different game in the second half I mean we really changed the game the momentum with the turnovers."
But with a few minutes left in the game, Brock Forsey ran in the go ahead touchdown for Boise state to take the lead by 7. Hawaii had time to tie up the game. But on fourth and long, Nick Rolovich and Ashley Lelie couldn't connect ending Hawaii's drive, and the game.
"It was disappointing very disappointing. But we had a chance even on the last throw if we were a little tighter on it. We just didn't execute as well as we'd like and we had our chances but we just didn't get it done," said Warrior head coach, June Jones.
Quarterback, Nick Rolovich said, "We feel we should've won that game, I know that's what it comes down to...but we're a good enough football team to win and I think everyone knows it."
The loss takes Hawaii off its five game winning streak high. But it just might help the Warriors down the home stretch. "I think we were kinda starting to ease up we were getting so many wins and stuff. Now we'll work a little harder and finish off these last couple of games," said Bass