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Mitakihara lay hammer down on Penn State, 234-17

Mitakihara lay hammer down on Penn State, 234-17

By Sakura Honda
The Daily Magi
September 13, 2053


It was another day at the office for Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi, who went to the air and lay waste on the Penn State Nittany Lions, 234-17, at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Haruyuki Arita passed for 1012 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and another score as The Pig continued his quest to pass Houston's Case Keenum for the most passing yards of any quarterback in college football. 

Backup quarterback D.W. Hinoi ran for 230 yards and three touchdowns, halfback Michael Wilkerson ran for 174 yards and a major, and both halfback Beau Day and fullback Hearst Helmsley had a couple of touchdown runs apiece. Once again, it was the receivers that told the story. Wide receiver Takumu Mayuzumi caught eight passes for 291 yards and seven touchdowns, wideout Jon James caught nine passes for 308 yards and six scores and wideout Trey Lester caught four passes for 195 yards and a major.

Wide receiver Matt Lewis led in blocking with 21 pancakes, while James added 14 and widepout Matt Hopkins had 10. On defense, defensive tackle LaRon Wright had another big night, with nine tackles and eight sacks. Defensive end Ryan Hodge was no slouch either, adding four sacks.

"We've had a really good start to the season and now the players get to return home for the next three games," said Coach Kaname to the press following the match. "Our passing attack played lights out football and our ground game was an effective change-up and finisher. We are now going to make a push to give Haruyuki a chance to pass Case by the end of October, but he needs to be healthy during this stretch of four games. Haru can't get hurt, or he won't make history."

Keenum currently has the all-time record of 19,127 yards. Arita currently sits at 17,371 yards and can pass Keenum if he passes for 250 yards over the next nine games. Of course, given that The Pig tends to run amok on the road, that may come sooner than later. There was one casualty from this game, however. Hinoi suffered broken ribsbut will only be out one week, according to Dr. Ruiko Saten, the Magi football team physio.

Madoka improve to 3-0 and take the week off before returning to action on Sept. 27 against the Air Force Falcons in Homecoming 2053.

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