Mataafa, Cougars fall to Spartans

JAKE RYAN photo
JAKE RYAN photo
JAKE RYAN photo
JAKE RYAN photo

First Photo: Washington State’s Hercules Mataafa (50), Justus Rogers and Austin Regis tackle Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke during the Cougars’ 42-17 loss in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday in San Diego. Mataafa, a Lahainaluna High School graduate and consensus All-American, sat out the first half due to a targeting ejection in Washington State’s last game and finished with two tackles, a sack and quarterback hurry. The junior defensive lineman finishes the season with 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. Second Photo: Mataafa takes on the Spartans’ Luke Campbell. Third Photo: Mataafa lines up against the Michigan State’s Chase Gianacakos. Fourth Photo: Mataafa gives a shaka next to teammate Will Rogers III after the game.

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