The X League champion Fujitsu Frontiers lost two offensive weapons — MVP quarterback Colby Cameron and longtime ace running back Gino Gordon — after last year's national championship-winning season.

About 3½ months later, the Frontiers may have found someone to fill the vacant starting running back position. And he comes from the other side of the ball.

Linebacker Trashaun Nixon made his running back debut and scored three touchdowns as the Frontiers defeated the Meiji Yasuda Peanta-Ocean Pirates 49-10 on Sunday at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki in the Pearl Bowl Tournament group stage.