2017 Hawai’i Bowl Post Game Notes

Posted by Barry Powers. | Monday December 25, 2017

2017 Hawai’i Bowl Post Game Notes

Attendance: 20,546
Coin Toss: FS wins, defers to second half
Most Valuable Players: Marcus McMaryion (Fresno State, QB); Steven Dunbar (Houston,
WR)

– The 23 combined first half points was the fifth lowest in bowl history.
– The six combined field goals by Fresno State’s Jimmy Camacho (4) and Houston’s Caden
Novikoff (2) were the most in Hawai‘i Bowl history.
– Camacho’s four field goals set a new Hawai‘i Bowl record
– Houston’s Alexander Myres’ 94-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal attempt in the
third quarter was the first such touchdown in bowl history.
– Houston’s Steven Dunbar’s 197 recectption yards since BSU Matt Miller had 206 in
2013, ranking Dunbar No. 5 in Hawai‘i Bowl history.
– Fresno State’s Marcus McMaryion’s two rushing touchdowns were the most by a
quarterback since J.P. Mosman of Tulane in the inaugural Hawai‘i Bowl in 2002.
– McMaryion’s 33 completions tied fellow Fresno State alum, Derek Carr (2012) and UH’s
Colt Brennan (2006) for the most ever in Hawai‘i Bowl history. McMaryion’s 48 pass
attempts ranks No. 4 in the Hawai‘i Bowl record books. His 325 passing yards was the
most since Boise State’s Grant Hedrick’s 382 in 2013.
– Fresno State linebacker Jeffrey Allison’s 13 tackles were the third most in bowl history.
– Houston’s Matt Adams’ 12 tackles ties him for fourth place all-time in Hawai‘i Bowl
history.
– Houston’s Alexander Myres recorded the first-ever return of a blocked field goal attempt
in Hawai‘i Bowl history for a 94-yard touchdown.
– Fresno State’s Jarron Bryant recorded the sixth pick-six in Hawai‘i Bowl history for a 44-
yard touchdown return off the interception.
– FSU’s six point margin of victory ties for third smallest victory margin with Hawai‘i’s
triple-overtime, 54-48 win over Houston in 2003.
– FSU’s 33 points were the third fewest points scored by a winning team in Hawai‘i Bowl
history.
– Fresno State’s Blake Cusick’s 58-yard punt in the first quarter was the seventh longest in
bowl history.
– The first quarter lasted 44 minutes and featured 10 drives – 5 for each team – with six
combined punts.
– The 20,546 attendance was the smallest in Hawai‘i Bowl history.
– Fresno State is now 1-2 in the Hawai‘i Bowl, Houston is now 0-2.
– The Mountain West is now 3-3 in the Hawai‘i Bowl, the American is now 0-2.