The Spartans held Hawaii to their closest game on October 12, 2007. In the rain-drenched Spartan Stadium, the Warriors and the Spartans clashed in front of 20,437 fans. The Spartans got off to a rocky start, letting Hawaii 's Kealoha Pilares score on a 6-yard run. The Hawaii offense also took advantage of another scoring opportunity in the second quarter, with Ryan Grice-Mullins' 16-yard reception touchdown from Colt Brennan. The Spartans rebounded, with Dwight Lowery returning a Will Johnson kick for 84 yards. That ended the scoring for the first half at 7-14. The Spartans gained enormous momentum in the third quarter. First, by having Lowery once again score, on a 24-yard interception run. Soon thereafter, Kevin Jurovich took advantage of a 16-yard pass from Adam Tafralis. The duo would be effective again, by scoring on a 68-yard pass from Tafralis on a drive that would only take four plays. Hawaii got their only touchdown that quarter CJ Hawthorne's 34-yard reception touchdown from Brennan. The Spartans started strong in the fourth quarter, by scoring on an 8-yard run by James T. Callier. Hawaii took advantage and scored on a Davone Bess 11-yard run from Brennan. Brennan scored the last touchdown in the fourth quarter making the score 35-35, and leading the game into overtime. The Warriors scored the first touchdown by a 9-yard pass from Brennan to Jason Rivers, ending the heart-pounding game at a score of 42-35. For the second straight season, San Jose State had a crushing home loss to a BCS hopeful. The Spartans lost a late eight-point lead against Boise State last year before falling 23-20 on a last-second field goal. "It was disappointing to lose to Boise State and this was even more disappointing," coach Dick Tomey said. But Tomey reassured the positives of the loss, "We played our butts off and that's good for us." Tafralis finished 27-for-47 for 302 yards and three interceptions. Jurovich had seven catches for 117 yards.