Quarterback Tetsuo Takata rushed for two touchdowns as Ritsumeikan University came from behind to defeat the Onward Skylarks 28-16 to claim its second consecutive championship at the Rice Bowl national championship on Saturday.
“We had a lot of pressure and it was a tough season, but we were able to get through on the high spirits of all the players,” said Ritsumeikan head coach Yuichiro Furuhashi.
Ritsumeikan laid the pressure on to force interceptions and completely shut down the running attack of Skylarks ace running back Yasuhiro Kabata.
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