Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mitakihara are back in BCS title game after 208-34 win over ECU

Mitakihara are back in BCS title game after 208-34 win over ECU

Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi will be defending their Four Corners once again. The Magi got a combined effort from all sides of the ball and both the first and second teams as Madoka destroyed the East Carolina Pirates, 208-34, on a cold, snowy November afternoon at Mitakihara Stadium in Mitakihara, British Columbia.
With the victory, the Magi qualify for the 2030 BCS National Championship Game, which will be played in Pasadena, California and the Rose Bowl.
"Everybody worked hard to get this far and get the victory today," Kaname said after the game. "I wanted to get as many people in this one as possible because they needed the game experience heading into our one final game at the end of the year.
"Our job is not done yet. Now the real work begins and our chance to win our 19th BCS National Championship is in the balance."
Kicker Dawn Coryell was named Player of the Game for converting all of his four field goal attempts, including a season-best 61-yarder. He also converted all 28 of his extra point attempts.
Quarterback Leonard Gordon passed for 161 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 131 yards and three majors. Starting quarterback Siri Illuminati passed for 93 yards and a score while rushing for 119 yards and three more touchdowns. Fullback Shaun Chevrier ran for 157 yards and three majors.
Wide receiver Kunihiko Hatanaka three punts for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including a 66-yard return for a score.
Free safety Mark Franklin led all tackles on the Morning Rescue defense with 13 tackles while cornerback Marquice Green had four interceptions, two which were returned for touchdowns. Middle linebacker Jermaine Gates capped off his Magia Day performance with 12 tackles, a 93-yard interceptions returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovered 83 yards for another major.
Mitakihara finish the regular season at 12-0 and await their opponent in the BCS National Championship Game.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
East Carolina 14 10 3 7 34
Mitakihara 83 59 28 38 208

Players of the Game


Dawn Coryell , K 
4-4 FG, Long 61, 28-28 Extra Points
East Carolina

Caleb Jenkins , WR 

11 Rec, 169 Yds

Game Statistics
Category East Carolina Mitakihara
First Downs 44 35
Total Offense 959 1114
Rushes-YDS 42-40 76-775
Passing YDS 919 339
Turnovers 19 1
Total Yards 974 1389
T.O.P. 30:54 29:06

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