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Koshien Bowl 2004 Season

Koshien Bowl

December 19 2004, Hanshin, Koshien Stadium
Ritsumeikan University Panthers37141438
Hosei University Tomahawks737017
3-0Kishino35 yard field goal
3-7Sugawara3 yard run (Iizuka kick)
3-10Iizuka38 yard field goal
10-10Ikeno6 yard run (Kishino kick)
10-17Y. Ito91 yard Kickoff return (Iizuka kick)
17-17Saito6 yard run (Kishino kick)
24-17Kinoshita26 yard pass from Ikeno (Kishino kick)
31-17Kinoshita42 yard pass from Ikeno (Kishino kick)
38-17Uchida60 yard interception return (Kishino kick)
Attendance: 25.000

Team Statistics
19First Downs18
43Rushing Plays31
139Net Yards Rushing41
159Net Yards Passing208
-Fumbles Lost3
29:55Time of Possession30:05

Individual Statistics
Ritsumeikan: Kishino 10-54, Furukawa 9-52, Saito 8-22, Tsukuda 6-17, Ikeno
9-(-3), Wada 1-(-3)
Hosei: Y. Ito 11-40, Ishikawa 7-10, Maruta 3-1, Marumo 1-0, Sugawara 9-(-10)
Ritsumeikan: Ikeno 26-15-159-0-2
Hosei: Ishikawa 21-9-91-3-0, Sugawara 19-10-117-0-0, Nagaura 1-0-0-0-0
Ritsumeikan: Kinoshita 7-121, Wada 3-14, Tsukuda 2-9, Honda 1-13, Saito 1-3, Ootaki 1-(-1)
Hosei: Y. Ito 5-49, Kurashige 5-45, Togura 2-31, Inoue 2-30, Marumo 2-9, Maruta 1-27, Kunitomo 1-15, N. Ito 1-2

Three in a row for Panthers

The Ritsumeikan University Panthers from Kyoto clinched their third straight college championship with a 38-17 win in the Koshien Bowl against the Hosei University Tomahawks. Underdog Hosei kept the game close and took a 17-10 lead with a 91-yard kickoff return at the beginning of the second half. It took back to back fumbles by Hosei to turn things around for the Kansai League champion Panthers.
A fumble by Hosei QB Naoya Ichikawa lead to the touchdown by RB Hisashi Saito that tied the game at 17-17 and QB Shin Ikeno's 26-yard touchdown pass to WR Noriaki Kinoshita that gave the Panthers a 24-17 lead one minute and 24 seconds later came on the first play after a fumble by Hosei QB Shun Sugawara. Ritsumeikan took a 14 point lead (31-17) on Ikeno's second touchdown pass to Kinoshita in the third minute of the fourth quarter. About two and a half minutes later LB Akira Uchida increased the lead to 38-17 with a 60-yard interception return.

Two touchdowns by WR Noriaki Kinoshita put the
Ritsumeikan Panthers ahead for good against the Hosei Tomahawks.
(Photo: X League / Makoto Sato, Text: Dieter Hoch)

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