In a marquee matchup of American quarterbacks, which likely led fans to expect an aerial game, running back Gino Gordon stole the show with his stellar performance on the ground.

Gordon rushed for 112 yards and scored four touchdowns to guide the Fujitsu Frontiers to their first-ever X League championship with a 44-10 victory over the IBM BigBlue in Monday's Japan X Bowl.

While the two signal callers — IBM's Kevin Craft and Fujitsu's Colby Cameron — were injured in the latter part of the game, the 25-year-old Gordon was the no-brainer choice for Most Valuable Player accolades after the contest.