POSTED: 10:02 p.m. HST, Sep 21, 2012
Saint Louis rotated three quarterbacks and blew out Damien 40-7 at Aloha Stadium on Friday night.
Those three quarterbacks combined to go 18-for-24 for 297 yards and two touchdowns. For good measure, Nick Paio closed it out at QB for the Crusaders, but did not throw a pass.
"We think we've got some good depth at quarterback and we wanted to see how it went," Saint Louis coach Matt Wright said. "They looked good, it was good to see (Mook-Garcia) back in there."
Ryder Kuhns, who took over for Kawai Mook-Garcia at quarterback after the Mook-Garcia sprained an ankle in the second game of the season, started the game for Saint Louis and took the Crusaders 80 yards on nine plays for the first score.
He had plenty of time to bask in the glory of his 27-yard strike to Ricky Ahlo-Pinera because Mook-Garcia took over for the second series and moved the team 75 yards for another score, this one a 2-yard run by Kaulana Vinoya. Like Kuhns before him, Mook-Garcia then took a seat in favor of Robert Faleafine.
Kuhns finished 9-for-10 for 140 yards while Mook-Garcia was 4-for-5 for 76 yards. Both quarterbacks engineered touchdown drives in each of their three shifts.