AMERICAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – Jaipur National University and Gujarat University are flag football finalists
Punjab (N4C Sports)- The last quarterfinal of the opening day of the 1st All India Inter University American Football Championship between M.D. University, Rohtak and the University of Madras, Chennai was an extra-time thriller. Both teams defended exceptionally in the first half with either team unable to score. The third quarter, however, saw a touchdown by each team, including an amazing 70-yard touchdown by University of Madras. The fourth quarter was again scoreless and the game progressed to extra time for the first time in this tournament. Extra time was an up-and-down affair with the score unchanged until the final seconds of the game. With under 10 seconds left in the game, M.D. University, Rohtak scored a 20-yard touchdown to take the game 12-6 and qualify to the semi-final.
The first half of day 2 of the tournament witnessed the flag football semi-finals. The first match between city rivals Jaipur National University and JECRC University, Jaipur was a tightly contested affair with little difference between the two teams. The first half was won by JECRC University who scored all their 22 points before halftime. With the halftime score at 22-13 in favour of JECRC, Jaipur National University dominated the second half by scoring 2 touchdowns and taking a slender lead. Jaipur National University displayed strong defense to shut down JECRC and pulled away to qualify for the flag football final.
The second flag football semi-final between Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and Shisha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar was a one-sided affair with Gujarat University completed dominating the game in both halves. Gujarat University are now through to the flag football final to be played on 2 March 2015 where they will face Jaipur National University. The losers of the semi-final matches also squared off to decide 3rd place. The game was comfortably won by JECRC University, Jaipur who defeated Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar 34-14.
Results from Day 1 after 9.00 pm:
Tackle football quarterfinal:
M.D. University, Rohtak bt University of Madras, Chennai 12-6 (0-0, 0-0, 6-6, 0-0, Extra time 6-0)
Results from Day 2 up to 2.00 pm:
Flag football semi-finals:
- Jaipur National University bt JECRC University, Jaipur: 25-22
- Gujarat University, Ahmedabad bt Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar: 18-0
Flag football 3rd and 4th place match:
JECRC University, Jaipur bt Shiksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubhaneshwar: 34-14
The semi-finals of the tackle football tournament will be held today evening. The fixtures are as follows:
1st semi-final: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar v. Osmania University, Hyderabad
2nd semi-final: Punjabi University, Patiala v. M.D. University, Rohtak