BYU Football: Did you know? (BYU vs. Hawai'i)

Courtesy: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours

The final game of the season for the BYU Cougars is just two days away. Here are trivia and fun facts to get you ready for the game.

Did you know that the first time BYU played Hawai'i was in 1930, and that the only other two schools BYU still plays on a regular basis from that time period are Utah and Utah State?

Did you know that BYU rushed for 396 yards in the last meeting between these two schools (2012)?

Did you know that, including this week's game, 70 percent of all games have been played in Hawai'i (21 of 30)?

Did you know that BYU intercepted four passes in the 2002 game?

Did you know that BYU has won the last three games, and had a 10-game win streak from 1978-1988 (no game in 1983)?

Did you know that BYU scored 28 points in the third quarter of the 2011 game?

Did you know that the current BYU coaching staff put up the following stats against Hawai'i during their playing days?

  • Kalani Sitaki: 1 rush, 2 yards; 1 reception, 5 yards,
  • Ty Detmer: 65 completions, 110 attempts, 1103 yards, 8 TD, 6 Int.,
  • Reno Mahe: 21 rush, 149 yards; 23 receptions, 273 yards, 2 TD; 1 kickoff return, 29 yards; 1 punt return, 2 yards,
  • Ben Cahoon: 8 receptions, 105 yards; 1 punt return, 18 yards,
  • Steve Kaufusi: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int.,
  • Jernaro Gilford: 3 tackles, 1 pass break up

Did you know that Hawai'i won four of the first five games, but have won only four of the last 24 games?

Did you know that Vai Sikahema had 328 all-purpose yards in 1985 (198 receiving, 86 rushing, 26 kickoff return, 18 punt return)?

Did you know that BYU has held Hawai'i to less than 20 yards rushing twice (-5 in 1986, 17 yards in 2011)?

Did you know that BYU gave Hawai'i its first loss of the season in game 8 of 1981?

Did you know that BYU had back-to-back seasons with a special teams touchdown (Jaron Dabney 83-yard punt return in 1997, and Mike Rigell 96-yard kickoff return in 1998)?

Did you know that 13 BYU players have had 100 yards receiving against Hawai'i?

  1. Mike Chronister, 115 (1978)
  2. Homer Jones, 145 (1980)
  3. Gordon Hudson, 137 (1981)
  4. Neil Balholm, 145 (1982)
  5. Glen Kozlowski, 156 (1984)
  6. Vai Sikahema, 198 (1985)
  7. Chuck Cutler, 133 (1988)
  8. Matt Bellini, 140 (1989)
  9. Andy Boyce, 106 (1990)
  10. Otis Sterling, 110 (1992)
  11. Eric Drage, 100 (1993)
  12. Reno Mahe, 181 (2001)
  13. Cody Hoffman, 123 (2011)

Did you know that running backs Jamal Willis (18 yards) and Scott Phillips (45) completed passes against Hawai'i?

Did you know that BYU never punted the ball in the 1997 game?

Did you know that BYU stopped a two-point conversion to win the 1988 game, 24-23?

Did you know that Todd Shell returned a blocked punt six yards for a touchdown in 1980?

Did you know that Brian McKenzie is the only player to rush for over 100 yards twice against Hawai'i (129 in 1996, 120 in 1997)?

Did you know that Leonard Chitty kicked three field goals, including the 38-yard game winner, in a 16-14 game in 1987?

Did you know that BYU leads the series 21-8?

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