Provo, UT- Fans on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon at BYU’s South Field watched as the BYU Cougars reached triple digits for the second time in one week. Following BYU’s 109-0 win over the UVU Wolverines on Wednesday, BYU beat Utah State 100-0 to end the regular season before the Varsity Cup playoffs.
“Consistency has been key for our team as we look forward to the Varsity Cup playoffs. We played hard against the Wolverines and we played hard again today,” said BYU rugby head coach David Smyth.
The USU Aggies were able to force multiple turnovers during game and worked hard in the rucks. The Aggies also ran multiple subs in hopes of keeping their players fresh but their efforts were not enough to stop the offensive onslaught of the Cougars.
A try by senior Jordan Lowry in the first minute was all that was needed for the Cougars to gain momentum. BYU’s Joseph Nicholls scored the first of his two tries shortly after Lowry’s try. By the 80th minute, more than ten Cougars would score tries. Junior center Lelann Latu led all scorers with three tries in the match.
The Cougars look forward to the Varsity Cup quarterfinals on April 11. Follow the defending national champions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The game against USU on March 28, 2015 was also Senior Day since it’s the last regular season home game.
BYU 1st XV: 1-Ryker Haddock 2- Jake Hall 3-Kody Thompson 4-Kyle Lontine 5-Dan Hubert 6-Kyle Sumsion 7-Ara Elkington 8-Ben Keith 9-Luke Mocke 10-Joshua Webber 11-Jordan Lowry 12-Dallin Hunt 13-Lelann Latu 14-Joshua Anderson 15-Joseph Nicholls (Open substitutions)