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Penny’s career-high 253 lifts San Diego St. over Hawaii 28-7

October 29, 2017

San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny (20) drags along Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai (31) while running with the football in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

HONOLULU (AP) — Rashaad Penny ran 30 times for a career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night and San Diego State beat Hawaii 28-7.

Penny led the way with runs on all six plays of a 99-yard drive when the Aztecs (7-2, 3-2 Mountain West Conference) broke away early in the fourth quarter. Penny capped the possession with a 24-yarder followed by 63-yard TD run to make it 28-7 with 13:33 left.

The Rainbow Warriors (3-5, 1-4) struggled to establish their running game. Diocemy Saint Juste had two 200-yard rushing games coming into Saturday, but was contained to just 40 yards on 17 carries by the Aztecs defense.

San Diego State jumped to a 14-0 lead with Juwan Washington’s 1-yard run late in the first quarter and Christian Chapman’s 16-yard pass to Mikah Holder early in the second.

Dru Brown cut the deficit to 14-7 on a 1-yard keeper for Hawaii in the final minute of the first half.

Penny’s first TD run made it 21-7 with 10:23 left in the third quarter.

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