By Ashley Graf
The No. 4 BYU men?s rugby team hopes to keep its perfect record alive Saturday when it hosts the University of Colorado.
?Colorado will be challenging ? they?re playing really well at the moment, and they have a chance of being in the playoffs and in the national tournament themselves,? BYU coach Dave Smyth said. ?We take every game as a challenge this part of the season so that we can better pre-pare for what lies ahead, but they?ll be tough.?
Junior Sam Thorley agreed with Smyth and said they will have to play hard and be careful because the Cougars are not too familiar with the Buffaloes.
?We will have to play hard to keep up with them,? Thorley said. ?We don?t know a whole lot about them, and they gave us a tough game last year.?
BYU is coming off a scare at Utah last weekend in the Wasatch Cup. The Cougars were up 21-6 at the half, but their offense went flat in the second half and they held on to win by a close 21-20 score.
Captain Steve St. Pierre said his team will have to be careful to not make the same mistake against the Buffalos.
?We?ll have to play a full 80 minutes and take the things from the last game we can work on and improve on them to pull out the win,? he said.
The test will come at 1 p.m. Saturday on Helaman Field.