McDonald completed 25 of 30 for 312 yards and Byrd had seven receptions for 87 yards. Jason Sharsh had nine catches for 123 yards -- both career highs -- and a score for Hawaii (4-1).
Byrd had TD receptions of 36 and 2 yards, Justice Augafa returned a punt blocked by Andrew Choi 2 yards for a score and Miles Reed scored on a 9-yard run to make it 28-0 with 5:33 left in the second quarter. After Brandon Talton's 36-yard field goal got Nevada (3-2) on the board with 36 seconds left in the first half, Byrd ran 29 yards on a trick play and then had a 7-yard reception to set up a 44-yard field goal Ryan Meskell to give the Rainbow Warriors a 28-point halftime lead.
Hawaii, which had lost seven of its last eight against the Wolf Pack, won at Nevada for just the second time in 10 all-time tries. It was the second-highest margin of victory in series history; the Rainbow Warriors lost 73-12 in Honolulu on Dec. 17, 1948.
ACC: Student-athletes should be allowed one-time transfer exemption
The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to support a one-time transfer for student-athletes across all sports.
LSU, Utah to play home-and-home series in 2031-32
Defending national champion LSU will face Utah in a home-and-home series in 2031 and 2032, the schools announced on Monday.
2020 preseason college football FPI breakdown
Clemson might have fallen short in the national championship game, but for the second straight year, the Tigers enter the season as the top team according to ESPN's Football Power Index.
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Brad Edwards previews next year's college football season based on FPI rankings, with Clemson and Ohio State standing at the top while Texas and Texas A&M are surprisingly in the top 10.
Coach O throws out first pitch at LSU opener
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron serves up his best spit ball for the adoring crowd at Alex Box Stadium.
Ex-Badgers WR Marcus Randle El charged in double homicide
Marcus Randle El, a wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2004 to 2007, surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday and was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with two deaths in Janesville, Wisconsin.