Throughout the game, Georgia was able to effectively apply pressure rushing only three defensive linemen, allowing Georgia to drop eight men into coverage.
Brennan was selected for the second year in a row as a Heisman Finalists, this time finishing in third place behind Tim Tebow and Darren Mc Fadden.
While at Mater Dei, he was the backup quarterback to Matt Leinart until Leinart graduated.
After graduating from Mater Dei, Brennan attended Worcester Academy in Massachusetts for a postgraduate year, where his primary receivers were David Ball, who would go on to break Jerry Rice's record for touchdown receptions in Division I-AA, and Carl Elliott, the former starting point guard on George Washington's basketball team.
After the Hawaii Warriors lost the 2008 Sugar Bowl against the University of Georgia, Jones revealed in a press conference that he would no longer be coaching at the University of Hawaii.
He repaired his image well enough for the University of Hawaii head coach June Jones to offer him a walk-on opportunity.
Looking to put some distance between himself and his past problems and interested in Jones' quarterback knowledge, Brennan accepted the offer and turned down an offer from San Jose State.
With the pass, Brennan also broke Detmer's record for most touchdowns responsible for with 136. 10 on the AP Top 25, earning a bid to 2007 BCS Sugar Bowl against the No. The Sugar Bowl turned out to be a one-sided affair, as Georgia defeated Hawaii 41–10.
Brennan completed 22-of-38 for 169 yards, while throwing three interceptions.