Provo, UT–The 2013 edition of “College Rugby’s Rivalry,” the Wasatch Cup, which pits the BYU Cougars against their northern rival Utah, is set to kick off this Friday night at 7pm in BYU’s South Field Stadium.
The Wasatch Cup has been the predictor or National Championship opportunities with the winner of the Wasatch Cup playing for the collegiate title every year since 2005.
“This is the highlight of our regular season,” said BYU captain Ryan Roundy of the Wasatch Cup, “The energy in this game isn’t like anything else. The crowds are big and loud and the game is always a tough one.”
Roundy’s Cougars have owned the Wasatch Cup since 2006 with the lone Utah victory coming the previous year in 2005.
“I’ve never lost to them [Utah] in the Wasatch Cup while I’ve been here at BYU,” Roundy went on to say, “And definitely in my last year I want to keep that intact.”
Utah comes into the Wasatch Cup with a #8 national ranking a two losses on the season against UCLA and last week against the University of California.
Led by All Americans Don Pati, Mike Shepherd and Danny Jusczak Utah will look to upset BYU’s unbeaten record to collegiate teams on South Field.