- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Rashaad Penny returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and San Diego State routed Cincinnati 42-7 in the Hawaii Bowl on Thursday.

The Aztecs (11-3) won their final 10 games to match the longest winning streak in school history.

Penny had his third kickoff return for a score this season - and second 100-yarder - and broke the Hawaii bowl record for the longest return before a sparse crowd of 14,537 at Aloha Stadium.

San Diego State rushed for 207 yards, topping the 200-yard mark for the 10th consecutive game, and finished with 336 yards of total offense.

Donnell Pumphrey, the Mountain West offensive player of the year, had 99 yards on 25 carries. He threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Gordon and had a 1-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter. Gordon also had a 1-yard run and finished with four catches for 58 yards.

Cincinnati finished 7-5.



NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Jamauri Bogan ran for 215 yards and four touchdowns and Western Michigan beat Middle Tennessee in the Bahamas Bowl for its first bowl victory.

Western Michigan (8-5) had lost its previous six bowl games.

Bogan broke a tie a 1-yard touchdown with 6:12 left, setting up the score with a 61-yard burst. He had another 1-yard score with 5 minutes remaining after Rontavious Atkins’ 29-yard interception return to the 4. Bogan also had 62- and 46-yard scoring runs. He averaged 11.3 yards per carry.

Zach Terrell was 18 of 26 for 297 yards and two touchdowns. Corey Davis had eight catches for 183 yards and a touchdown, and Daniel Braverman added five receptions for 101 yards and a score.

Richie James had two touchdown catches and a scoring run for Middle Tennessee (7-6). Brent Stockstill threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns. Stockstill was 26 of 39 and finished the season with 327 completions to break the NCAA freshman record of 321 set by Jared Lorenzen for Kentucky in 2000.

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