HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a big weekend for homegrown quarterbacks, especially if you are a fan of Saint Louis football. The last three signal callers for the Crusaders had big performances for their current teams this weekend — a combined 3-0.
The last person to line up under center for the Crusaders, Jayden de Laura made his college football debut on Saturday as the starting quarterback for Washington State, under former UH head coach Nick Rolovich — defeating Oregon State, 38-28.
De Laura is the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Cougs in program history, throwing for 227 yards and two touchdowns, while also getting 43 yards on the ground and a score, earning him PAC-12 Freshman of the Week.
After a stellar debut, de Laura and Wazzu return to Pullman to face the reigning PAC-12 champion Oregon Ducks this Saturday.
De Laura’s predecessor at Saint Louis and coach Rolo’s last signal caller, Chevan Cordeiro had a career night for the University of Hawaii on Saturday against New Mexico — defeating the Lobos, 39-33.
Cordeiro had a career best 33 completions for 410 yards and four touchdowns, leading the 'Bows to a victory in their first home game of the season — moving to 6-1 as the Home Team’s starting quarterback.
UH is in the thick of their Mountain West schedule, going back on the road to take on San Diego State this Saturday. Both teams are 2-1 on the season, the 'Bows looking to make their return to the Mountain West Championship game.
Moving from college to the NFL, the Saint Louis great that preceded Cordeiro, Tua Tagovailoa made his second start of his young NFL career, taking down Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals in a shootout battle in the desert, 34-31 .
Tagovailoa went 20-for-28 on completed passes for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, the rookie has yet to throw an interception this season.
Sunday marked Miami’s fifth win of the season, putting the Fins firmly in second place of the NFC East, gearing them up to make a push for the playoffs.
Tua and the Dolphins return home this Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Chargers, set to kick off at 11:00 a.m. Hawaii time on CBS.
For Cordeiro and de Laura, their games are both set for Saturday — the Cougs take on Oregon at 2:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Fox, while the Rainbow Warriors kick off in Carson, California at 11:00 a.m. on Spectrum pay-per-view.