Most people figured BYU would have little trouble with Hawaii on Friday night, but how many predicted a 47-0 blowout. The Cougars thoroughly dominated the Warriors, racking up 540 yards of offense to just 149 for Hawaii. it was Hawaii's fewest yards of offense in a game since it got just 145 yards in a home loss to BYU in 1996. The Warriors were shut out for the first time since Oct. 3, 1998 (a 28-0 home loss to SMU) and had their 192-game scoring streak snapped. It was Hawaii's worst loss (47 points) since a 70-14 loss at Fresno State in 2004. Hawaii's 108 passing yards was its lowest passing total since a 102-yard performance in a 1998 home loss to San Jose State. "It means a lot to us to get a shutout," said BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah. "We have been working hard towards this. We can do better, and we have things to improve on. Turnovers are something we always focus on, and we need to get more of them." Ansah almost recovered a fumble for a touchdown, but after a review officials deemed Spencer Hadley to be down at the 3-yard-line before he fumbled into the end zone, negating Ansah's TD. Quote of the night came from BYU cornerback Preston Hadley: "I don't think we should walk off just patting ourselves on the back." Hadley said. "This isn't the best team we have played." Hawaii coach Norm Chow wasn't exactly a gracious loser Friday night. A couple of Chow's comments from the quote sheet distributed after the game: On how BYU played: "It's not about them. It's about us. Our lack of ability to tackle and the lack of ability to move the ball on offense. It had nothing to do with them." Chow on freshman QB Taysom Hill, who rushed for 143 yards. Only Michigan's Denard Robinson and Ohio State's Braxton Miller have rushed for more yards in a single game this season, among quarterbacks: "We saw a little bit of tape. We knew he was a good runner. We weren't sure who was going to be the quarterback." Chow on the margin of the loss: "We've got to grow up. This is a big boy business. Nobody is feeling sorry for us. We can't feel sorry for ourselves."
Chow on what's next for the Warriors:
"We're just going back to work Monday. Nothing else we can do. We have to learn from it. We have to know how hard it is to win against a good team like we just played and just go back to work. That's all we know how to do. We're young, but again we don't make excuses.