Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cojuangco takes to the air as Madoka scorch New Mexico, 83-10

Cojuangco takes to the air as Madoka scorch New Mexico, 83-10

By Natsumi Koshigaya
The Daily Magi
September 11, 2060

Quarterback Ricky Cojuangco passed for 309 yards and five touchdowns as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi blew past the New Mexico Lobos in their Mountain West Conference opener, 83-10, at Mitakihara Stadium in Mitakihara Town, B.C. Nicknamed "The Boy from Batangas" as a result of being raised in Batangas City, Phillipines during his youth, Cojuangco opened up the playbook and delivered a career best in single-game passing yards.

His right hand man, halfback Dan Roxas, was not too bad himself, rushing for 225 yards and three majors. Haldback Rajiv Singh ran for 180 yards and a score, wide receiver Tony Graham Bell caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns, wideout Xavier Cooper caught five passes for 76 yards and a score, and wideout Jason Bower caught four passes for 61 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes.

Left tackle Michael Aryee led the blockers with 22 pancakes while right tackle D.J. Leach added 19 and backup left tackle Mark Nkrumah added 11. Because New Mexico's offense was stagnant, save for a touchdown strike in the first quarter, it was an even quieter performance from the defense this week. Cornerback Richie Love, cornerback James Reese and left end Jevon Pace led the defense with six tackles each.

"Ricky's a guy that has the gift," said Coach Kaname of Cojuangco. "He's got a positive, winning mentality and has a personality that radiates every time he goes out on the field. He's always confident and does his best to be successful in the classroom as well as on the field. If he can continue to be a dual-threat in our attack, he's going to have a great career playing for us."

Mitakihara improve to 3-0 and return to action next week against the Brigham Young Cougars in Homecoming 2060.

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