Thursday, September 26, 2013

Arita passes Keenum as Madoka dump 255 on Boise

Arita passes Keenum as Madoka dump 255 on Boise

By Sakura Honda
The Daily Magi
October 25, 2053

It took a 149-point first quarter and change, but Haruyuki Arita became college football's all-time leading passer, throwing for 816 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for another as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi ran it up on the Boise State Broncos, 255-24, at Bronco Stadium, in Boise, Idaho. Arita now had 19,230 passing yards and is 770 yards away from becoming the first college quarterback to pass for 20,000 yards in a career.

When asked if there was a push to put him in rarified air, The Pig downplayed such certainties.

"I don't think there is a lot of pressure on me now to hit 20,000 passing yards, not really," Arita said after the game to the media. "Now it's just about winning games and running the offense normally. We're not going to air it out as often like we did the first nine weeks, including today. You'll see more of the run from this point forward.

"I mean, it's nice to get the record, but we're only 7-0. We got a big November stretch coming up, and now it's going to be about winning the games and running out style of football."

Halfback Michael Wilkerson ran for 186 yards and six touchdowns, halfback Beau Day ran for 216 yards and three scores and halfback DeMarcus Washington ran for 11 yards and five more majors. Wide receiver Takumu Mayuzumi caught seven passes for 334 yards and five touchdowsn, while wideout Jon James added 200 receiving yards and three scores. James also led the blockers with 25 pancakes, while wideout Matt Lewis added 22.

Mitakihara delivered its strongest defensive performance yet, hauling in 29 turnovers, including 28 interceptions. Cornerbacks Bryan Malone and Gir Todafunk had four interceptions, while linebacker Josh Fine added three picks. Seven other players on defense had two picks each, while the team's leader tackler was middle linebacker Chauncey Wilson with 11.

Madoka improve to 7-0 and return home to kick off a grueling November schedule against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

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