Friday, August 23, 2013

Arita, Madoka run roughshod on Air Force, 255-14

Arita, Madoka run roughshod on Air Force, 255-14

By Sakura Honda
The Daily Magi
September 9, 2051


Mitakihara Magi quarterback Haruyuki Arita was in a very incensed mood heading into this week's contest with the Air Force Falcons on Homecoming 2051. After Tatsuya Kaname's Magi whipped the Zoomies 255-14, The Pig was in a much better mood to talk to the media.

"I think I need to hang on to the ball better but otherwise I was able to prove my point: we can pass the ball too; we just need the stats to motivate us," Arita said after the game. "The stats don't matter. If we want to pass, we'll pass. If we want to run, we'll run. We can do whatever we want with our offense, and today we decided to air it out.

"Don't let the stats fool you: our offense is more balanced than you think."

The unofficial score actually read Mitakihara 276, Air Force 14, but due to rather draconic NCAA sportsmanship rules, the 31 points scored by the Magi in the fourth quarter were reduced to 10.

Arita passed for 1148 yards and 17 touchdowns, both new NCAA records. He also ran for 104 yards and two more scores. Halfback Chauncey Wilson ran for 2255 yards and four majors while halfback Fred Jackson added four more short touchdown runs. Five other players also had a touchdown on the ground each.

Senior wide receiver Reggie McFadden broke through with nine receptions for an NCAA record 419 yards and seven touchdowns. McFadden is sure to provide competition for defending Biletnikoff contender Takumu Mayuzumi, who caught 10 passed for 315 yards and four touchdowns. Wideout Trey Lester caught six passes for 225 yards and fullback John Nelson caught five passes for 117 yards and two more scores. Jackson, tight end Travis Murphy and tight end Craig Hood also caught a pass for a major.

In addition to his career day catching the ball, McFadden also led the blockers with 24 pancakes. Wideout Matt Hopkins added 16 pancakes while wideout Timothy Fernando added 14. Cornerback James Reyes set a new NCAA record for interceptions in a game with 12, whiule left end Ryan Hodge added five sacks. Free safety Brian Robinson added five picks. Finally, on special teams, freshman halfback DeMarcus Washington set a new NCAA record for a kickoff return for a touchdown with a 101-yard return for six in the first quarter.

Madoka improve to 3-0 and will host the Army Black Knights next week.

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