McNeely sparks Wyoming to 27-20 victory over Hawaii

Oct 29, 2022, 12:29 PM | Updated: Oct 30, 2022, 12:36 am
Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) reacts with teammates after making a touchdown against Hawai...

Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) reacts with teammates after making a touchdown against Hawaii during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

(AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

              Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl stands on the sidelines before the start of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming linebacker Easton Gibbs (28) tackles Hawaii defensive back Hugh Nelson II (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming defensive end Braden Siders (86) and linebacker Shae Suiaunoa (43) pull down Hawaii defensive back Devyn King (24) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Hawaii running back Dedrick Parson (31) gets past Wyoming defensive end DeVonne Harris (93) to make a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              As Hawaii place kicker Ben Falck (86) holds the ball, place kicker Matthew Shipley (2) makes a field goal against Wyoming during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) runs through the Hawaii defense for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming safety Wyett Ekeler (31) tries to tie up Hawaii defensive back Devyn King (24) as he leaps through the defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) holds the ball up as he runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against Hawaii during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              While making a pass, Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) gets hit by Hawaii defensive back JoJo Forest (8) causing an interception during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) makes a fake handoff to running back D.Q. James (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming running back D.Q. James (7) breaks through the Hawaii defense to gain yards during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Place kicker John Hoyland (46) makes an extra point against Hawaii as punter Clayton Stewart (39) was holding the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley (6) reacts with teammates after making a touchdown against Hawaii during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Dawaiian McNeely scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 61-yard run early in the fourth quarter and Wyoming held off Hawaii 27-20 on Saturday night.

McNeely’s run gave Wyoming (6-3, 4-1 Mountain West Conference) a 20-13 lead with 12:09 left and Andrew Peasley upped the Cowboys’ advantage to 14 with a 4-yard touchdown run at the 4:12 mark.

Brayden Schager pulled Hawaii (2-7, 1-3) within seven points on a 20-yard scoring strike to Zion Bowens with 1:40 left, but the Cowboys recovered the onside kick, picked up a first down and ran out the clock.

Wyoming piled up 365 yards on the ground. D.Q. James led the way with 179 yards on 14 carries. McNeely carried just four times for 81 yards, while Peasley rushed 14 times for 79 yards and two scores. Peasley completed 7 of 15 passes for 76 yards with two interceptions.

Schager completed 23 of 45 passes for 205 yards for the Rainbow Warriors. He had a 22-yard scoring toss to Dedrick Parson to help Hawaii grab a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.

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