For a long stretch, the Maui Sabers gave Farrington all it could handle.
The MIL Division I champions jumped to a 6-0 lead, using a nice scheme in the trenches to create gaps right up the middle. That didn’t last, however. With their big RB, Onosai Emelio, hampered by a late-season knee injury, the Sabers rushing attack was stymied by Farrington — they finished with 120 rushing yards on 42 carries, 2.9 per try.
Farrington limited Maui to 209 total yards, led by LB Bryce Tatupu-Leopoldo’s 11 tackles. Jerem Pritchard had 6.5 tackles and matched Tatupu-Leopoldo with two tackles for loss. DT Breiden Fehoko had 6.5 tackles, including four for loss and two sacks. Ansen Faamasino was also very active with four tackles (three TFL, two sacks), as was Siaosi Pakileata (four tackles, two INT), Asalemo Sila (four tackles) and William Prescott (three tackles, one TFL).
Maui QB Austin Lee Hoe was fairly effective when he had time to pass. He completed 7 of his 11 attempts for 89 yards, but more often than not, was on the run from Farrington’s pass rush. The Governors sacked Lee Hoe four times in all.