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Mitakihara win No. 53 with 209-52 rout of West Virginia

Mitakihara win No. 53 with 209-52 rout of West Virginia

By Inari Fushimi
The Daily Magi
January 6, 2067

Ring the victory bells, Mitakihara Town. Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi are national champions once again. They defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 209-52 in the 2067 BCS National Championship Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Quarterback Haruki Takayama passed for 522 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 82 yards and two more scores to lead the Magi.

Backup quarterback Terry Miyanaga passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns, halfback Jansen Onjouji ran for 300 yards and five scores, haldback Bruno Okuno ran for 67 yards and two majors and halfback Ryan Johnson rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Shane Balogun caught six passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns, wideout Dee Dee Sonoda caught two passes for 132 yards and two scores and wideout Steve Takakamo caught two passes for 90 yards and two majors. Sonoda also returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown.

Balogun led the offense in blocking with 23 pancakes while wideout George Griffin added 12 more pancakes. Middle linebacker Adam Odunlami led the defense in tackling with 11 tackles and a sack. Cornerback Howard Skinner had 10 tackles, two sacks and an interceptions; strong safety Chris Niskanen and middle linebacker Takuto Itsuka each had a couple of picks, cornerback Victor Ejide added three sacks and a pick; and cornerback Tarzan Takagi wrapped up another solid year with four tackles and four interceptions.

"This was an awesome year from our men, and credit goes out to everyone involved: the players, coaches, support team, administration, students, fans, alumni and boosters, for making season our season," said Coach Kaname after the fame. "I told them before the start of the game, if you run the plays and know what to do, it's easy, and they made it look easy. I've very proud of these boys, especially the seniors who finish their careers off in style. Hats off to everybody for a job well done."

Mitakihara end the season 13-0.

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