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Leafa College Upset Stanford In A Rainstorm

Leafa College Upset Stanford In A Rainstorm

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
September 10, 2072

Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit continued their dream season with their third upset in as many weeks. The Spirit demolished the Stanford Cardinal, 104-30, in a rainy Yunupingu Field in Canberra. Quarterback Cooper Kanie ran for 375 yards and passed for 322 yards while scored 10 touchdowns on offence. Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura had 17 tackles and an interceptions to lead a stout Spirit defence. The result gives the Spirit a 3-0 record, and they are expected to move up the USA Today/Coaches Polls.

"Stanford is a very strong team, they got to Cooper a few more times than we wanted," said Coach Harding after the contest. "But we continued to make big play after big play. One thing unique about our option attack is that we run it in a hurry-up style and we only let up when our team is in a position to win without much challenge from the opposition.

"In the second quarter, Stanford put on a great show and we needed to make some second half adjustments. Accountability is a hallmark of our team and everyone needed to be accountable for making a mistake on either side of the ball. I was quite pleased by the boys in not being complacent in the second half but they need to tighten up at the end next time."

Leafa will take the next week off before flying to Laramie, Wyo. to take on the Wyoming Cowboys in the Mountain West Conference opener on Sept. 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. local time/5 a.m. AEDT and will be broadcast via radio on 5AO.