Japanese College Football: Nihon University Blasts Toyo University 90-0

By Kevin Harrish on June 24, 2017 at 9:56 am
Take a bow, Nihon University.
via @Phoenix__Game

Am I really so desperate for football that I spent this morning watching 16 different highlight videos of a Japanese college blasting another Japanese college 90-0?

Well, yeah.

Two Tokyo-based college football teams did battle all the way across the world while we slept. The Phoenixes of Nihon University took on Toyo University (who does not appear to have a mascot) in a friendly exhibition game, but there was nothing friendly about the score. Nihon obliterated Toyo by a score of 90-0.

Here are some of the highlights.

Miss 50-yard touchdown runs where the opposing team presumably refuses to tackle the ball carrier? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Shortly after, the Nihon got on the board again thanks to a pick six.

The defender who made the house call was wearing No. 32, which is the same number as the human who scored the first touchdown. I cannot confirm that this is the same person, but based on his running style and the fact that Japanese college football rosters can't possibly be that big, I wouldn't rule it out.

Next, we have a quarterback throwing a beautiful ball across his body for a touchdown.

Late in the second quarter, a speedy running back broke a few ankles before scampering into the end zone to make it 42-0:

 And here is perhaps my favorite play of the game. Watch this linebacker sell the blitz and then drop right back into the passing lane to collect the pass he seemingly knows for sure is coming.

Somebody's been watching film.

The game finished with Nihon on top 90-0. If you want to watch the rest of the highlights, check out the Phoenixes' Twitter account, @Phoenix__Game, which earned my follow.

H/T @RedditCFB

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