Cover2 College Football Report: USC’s Mauga puts on a show


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 19: Kana’i Mauga #26 of the USC Trojans makes an interception during the third quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Some of Hawaii’s best high school football players in recent years have begun to make some noise on the national stage.

With Week 8 of the 2019 college football season now in the books, let’s take a look at some of Hawaii’s best football products and see how they played for their schools on the mainland:

Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback, Alabama

  • 11-of-12, 155 yards and one interception in 35-13 victory over Tennessee.

Kekaula Kaniho, Safety, Boise State

  • Four tackles in 28-25 loss to BYU.

Bradlee Anae, Defensive lineman, Utah

  • Three tackles and three sacks in 21-3 victory over Arizona State.

Mika Tafua, Defensive lineman, Utah

  • Three tackles in 21-3 victory over Arizona State. 

Wayne Taulapapa, Running back, Virginia 

  • 14 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns in 48-14 victory over Duke. 

Kana’i Mauga, Linebacker, USC

  • 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 41-14 victory over Arizona. 

Dillon Gabriel, Quarterback, UCF

  • 22-of-35, 365 yards and three total touchdowns (two pass, one rush) in 41-28 victory over Eastern Carolina.

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