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Leafa Race Past A Feisty Boise State

Leafa Race Past A Feisty Boise State

By Graeme Wong
Spirit News
November 6, 2072

The Boise State Broncos weren't going to roll over against Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron. But while they did dump 52 points on the Spirit, quarterback Cooper Kanie had other plans. Kanie passed for 347 yards and rushed for 285 yards while scoring nine offensive touchdowns en route to a 129-52 win for the Spirit against Boise State at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Defensively, cornerback Billy Ooji led the secondary  with 11 tackles and three interceptions and is certain to win NCAA and Mountain West defensive player of the week honors.

"What a game we had this time," said Coach Harding after the match. "Boise made us work today. They are a good team, one of the best we've faced all year. They have one of the finest offenses in college football and for them to score as many points and rack up as many yards as they did is a testament to their resilience and tenacity.

"But for us, we know that we needed to get the job done and the boys delivered. So we are looking to next week's Spirit Senior Day game against a Fresno State team that we look to bury next week, since they are in the way in our quest for the big prize."

Halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 284 yards and six touchdowns, wide receiver Xavier Kim caught seven receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns, and wideout Mitch Kihara led the blockers with 23 pancakes. Linebacker Roy Hanamura had 18 tackles and two interceptions, one which was returned 33 yards for a score.

Leafa improve to 9-0 and return to action next week against the Fresno State Bulldogs in Spirit Senior Day 2072.