BYU rugby shuts down SDSU 71-0

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Josh Anderson and the Cougars shutout SDSU 71-0 on Tuesday night. (Universe Archives)
Josh Anderson and the Cougars shutout SDSU 71-0 on Tuesday night. (Universe Archives)

BYU crushed SDSU in a shut out 71-0 Tuesday night.

BYU dominated from the get-go with three quick tries from Josh Anderson in the first ten minutes. SDSU had a few long possessions with a few close opportunities to score. BYU, however, maintained possession for the majority of the half and dominated the scoreboard. The Cougars were relentless putting up one last try of the half despite the clock running out. The first half concluded 36-0.

“We wanted to keep the boys revved up for the second half,” said head coach David Smyth. “We wanted some more energy. But we played through our set plays and they did what they came to do.”

BYU kept their momentum into the next half opening with another quick try and conversion. The second half brought continuous scoring from the Cougars and tough defense keeping the Aztecs scoreless. BYU proved they would play to the end scoring once more with two minutes remaining on the clock. The final score was 71-0.

“The scoreboard tells the story,” said Josh Anderson who finished with four tries. “Our goal today was to play the best game we played so far this season and that means we play to the end. It’s also always good when a team comes out and they leave zero points on the board. ”

BYU will next face the University of Utah Friday, April 1 at home.

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