Mesquite, NV- Cold, windy and rainy summed up the weather as the BYU Cougars defeated the UNLV Rebels 99-0 on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Red Rock Invitational.
“The grass was slick but it didn’t hold back our forwards. They played a great game opening up passing lanes for our backs,” said BYU rugby head coach David Smyth. “We got to see great plays and a lot of hustle.”
UNLV managed to keep a consistent tempo throughout the game without any substitutes. The Rebels never backed down from the challenge but couldn’t seem to recover from BYU’s relentless offense early on.
BYU sophomore wing Kevin Schofield scored the first try of the game in the second minute running up the left side of the field through the Rebel defense. Schofield went on to score two more tries including the last try of the game in the 79th minute. Senior wing Tyler Huxford also scored three tries as BYU improved to 3-0.
BYU will look to increase its winning streak as it plays Cal Poly SLO on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. PST at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex.