Oskar Garcia

HONOLULU: Rashaad Reynolds got to celebrate the end of his college football career with a lei around his neck, an MVP trophy and bragging rights over a possible future NFL player.

I told him I had more touchdowns than he had, Reynolds said he told Biletnikoff Award winner Brandin Cooks after returning two fumbles for touchdowns, helping Oregon State beat Boise State 38-23 in the Hawaii Bowl on Tuesday night.

Its crazy, you know, its bittersweet, Reynolds said. That was my last game going out there with my brothers, but also at the same time, I was really Johnny on the spot.

Cooks said the win meant a lot for the Beavers trying to break out of a slump.

To string along that many Ls is definitely a burden for you and you just want to feel that feeling of a win again, Cooks said.

Cooks caught eight passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. He extended his Pac-12 single-season record to 128 receptions and broke the conference record for yards receiving with 1,730, passing Southern Californias Marqise Lee.

Sean Mannion threw for 259 yards and a touchdown, giving him a Pac-12-record 4,662 yards passing for the season.

When you win, youd like to say its a good ending a good beginning for the upcoming year, Oregon State coach Mike Riley said.

Oregon State won six of its first seven games of the season. Then a 20-12 home loss to then-No. 8 Stanford started a five-game slide that came to an end when the Beavers (7-6) set several records in handing Boise State its worst loss in two months.

Riley said stopping the skid was the biggest deal for his team.

Theyve worked hard, they havent lost their focus even though theres been some discouragement, they didnt let it stay with them, Riley said. I loved how theyve responded all year.

Oregon State kept Boise State (8-5) out of the end zone until the third quarter, well after the Beavers had opened a big lead.

Matt Miller led Boise State with 11 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown, with most of the production coming after the game was decided.

Miller, who set a school record with 88 catches this season, was the Broncos MVP for the game.