The Fujitsu Frontiers had no intention of spoiling the last game for Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters head coach Hideaki Toriuchi. The defending champions, however, were not ready to become the first X League title holder since 2009 to give away the Rice Bowl crown to its collegiate opponent.
Tsubasa Takagi threw three touchdown passes to lead the Frontiers to a 38-14 rout of the Fighters on Friday at Tokyo Dome.
The Frontiers matched the Obic Seagulls' Rice Bowl record (2010-13 seasons) with their fourth straight championship. Meanwhile, the Fighters extended the collegiate champions' losing streak to 11 and 15 defeats in 16 years.