HONOLULU (Ticker) -- Alabama will not be bowl-bound but still went out a winner.
Shaud Williams rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries as the Crimson Tide came away victorious in their first regular-season visit to Honolulu, holding on for a 21-16 victory over Hawaii.
Alabama (10-3) reached double figures in victories for an NCAA-record 27th time and the fourth time in the last nine seasons.
Timmy Chang tried to rally Hawaii from a 21-3 deficit in the fourth quarter, throwing a 70-yard TD pass to Jerimiah Cocheran with 10:21 remaining and a 12-yard strike to Chad Owens with 1:55 to go.
But the ensuing onside kick failed to go the required 10 yards, and Alabama ran out the clock.
Playing with a sprained right knee suffered in last week's 20-19 win over Cincinnati, Chang completed 26-of-53 passes for 372 yards. His favorite target was Cocheran, who caught nine passes for 207 yards.
But Hawaii committed five turnovers, with Chang throwing four interceptions. The Warriors were limited to minus-12 rushing yards.
With the Crimson Tide ineligible for the postseason due to NCAA probation, Saturday's contest was the closest thing to a bowl game.
Alabama became the first Southeastern Conference school to visit Hawaii since Tennessee in 1975. The Crimson Tide's only other trip here came in 1985, when they beat Southern California in the Aloha Bowl.
After a scoreless first quarter, Alabama took a 14-0 lead in the second on touchdown runs of one yard by Williams and 14 yards by Ray Hudson.
The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Hawaii (9-3), which will play in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Day. The Warriors host San Diego State next week in their regular-season finale.
Hawaii came into the contest averaging 503.6 yards per game but could not get much going until the fourth quarter against the nation's third-best defense. The Warriors were held to 201 total yards before their two late scoring drives.
A penalty for roughing the passer gave a Hawaii a 1st-and-goal at the 7 midway through the third quarter. But the Warriors had to settle for Justin Ayat's 30-yard field that made it 14-3.
Alabama got some breathing room on Tyler Watts' 26-yard TD pass to Sam Collins with 11 1/2 minutes remaining.
While Watts completed only 8-of-15 passes for 81 yards and was sacked six times, Alabama wore down Hawaii with an effective rushing game, piling up 280 yards on 62 carries. Santonio Beard contributed 86 yards on 16 carries.