Freshman Tua Tagovailoa threw for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Alabama’s 59-0 road victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Sophomore McKenzie Milton aired it out for 178 yards and a touchdown in UCF’s 38-10 home win over Maryland.
Two of the best quarterbacks who have come out of high school football in Hawaii had banner days.
Tagovailoa’s 27-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith — after coming in for starting QB Jalen Hurts in the third quarter — was a spectacular one in which he escaped loads of pressure.
Here’s video of the play.
In addition, Tagovailoa, the Saint Louis alumnus who is the reigning Honolulu Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year, went 8-for-10 passing and rushed once for a 22-yard gain.
Milton, the Mililani alumnus who went 18-for-30, carried the ball six times for 94 yards.
It was a bit of redemption for Milton, who lost 30-24 in double overtime a year ago to Maryland in his first start for the Knights.