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Hawaii 20, Boise St. 14

September 22, 1996

HONOLULU (AP) _ Glenn Freitas returned to the lineup and threw for two touchdowns and Carlos Shaw rushed for 103 yards to lead Hawaii to a 20-14 come-from-behind victory over Boise State on Saturday night.

The win was the first for Hawaii and also the school’s first-ever under Fred vonAppen following three losses.

Freitas, who suffered a shoulder injury early in the second game, threw his second touchdown of the game, a 5-yarder to Johnny Macon, with 11:52 remaining to put the Rainbows ahead for good, 17-14.

For the game, Freitas hit 18 of 29 for a career-best 164 yards.

Hawaii’s final points came on a 23-yard field goal by Carlton Oswalt.

But to preserve the victory, the Rainbows had to hold off the Broncos (1-3) inside the Hawaii 20 in the final two minutes.

After a scoreless first quarter, Oswalt kicked a 48-yard field goal.

Boise State, a Big West Conference team, then rode behind the passing of Tony Hilde to take a 7-3 lead on a 5-yard pass to Tony Mamario to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

The Rainbows responded with a 65-yard scoring drive, capped by an 11-yard pass from Freitas to Tony Thomas.

A 42-yard scoring pass from Hilde to Andre Horace put the Broncos ahead 14-10 before the Rainbows moved ahead on the Freitas to Macon hookup and Oswalt’s second three-pointer of the game.

For the game, Hilde, BSU’s all-time leading passer, completed 17 of 32 passes for 218 yards.

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