Japan: X League – IBM Big Blue historic, record 1st ever regular season win over Lixil Deers

IBM Big Blue recorded their third win of the season  as they defeated the Lixil Deers (1-3) 34-10 at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki in Japan’s X League Week 4 action.

This was the third straight victory for IBM after suffering a loss to the Fujitsu Frontiers in the opening game of the season.

IBM jumped out to a 27-3 halftime lead and then cruised in the second half in posting their first-ever regular season win over the Deers after 12 losses.

IBM Big Blue WR Takashi Kurihara scoring one of his two TDs Photo: Inside Sport Japan

Quarterback Yuki Masamoto  completed 16 of 27 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns while rookie wide receiver Yoshihito Omi had four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Takashi Kurihara returned a punt 43 yards for IBM’s first touchdown and later caught a 7-yard touchdown pass.  Toshiki Sato kicked a pair of short field goals .

For Lixil, running back Yuki Shirakami’ scored on a 19 yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Next up for IBM is the Asahi Soft Drinks Challengers on October 8 while Lixil takes on Elecom Kobe Finies, also on October 8.

Source: XLeague.com.

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