BY KIMBAL KJAR
LAS VEGAS — The BYU Cougars ran rough shod against the University of Missouri Tigers by the score of 101-0.
By scoring a 15 total tries, 10 different BYU players dotted down in the match.
The Cougars also hit 13 of 15 conversion attempts to show some consistency in the kicking game where 3 different Cougars took their shots at goal.
The scoring started early as BYU prop Ray Forrester took a loose ball and scurried 20 plus meters for the opening try.
The ensuing kick off was gathered by the Cougars and with some deft off loads final recipient scrum half Adam Kuchin jogged the final 10 meters for the second score of the game.
BYU continued to find opportunities in the 1st half scoring eight times in total before the break.
Another seven tries in the second half rounded out the total score for BYU.
Missouri’s lone scoring opportunity came in the 75th minute where a drop goal was missed narrowly to the right.
BYU captain Mark Bonham applauded his team’s overall performance.
“We had a good game today,” the senior Bonham said, “We wanted to fix some things from yesterday and we felt like we were able to do that with some better continuity and set-piece work.”
The Cougars now have another bye before the brunt of the BYU season begins in earnest against the Rugby Super League’s Denver Barbarians on Feb. 25th in Grand Junction, Colo.
BYU 1st XV vs. Missouri
1. Ray Forrester
2. Ishmael Tilialo
3. Chad Harker
4. David Rowley
5. Mark Bonham (captain)
6. Ryan Yergesen
7. Kumi Tua’one
8. David Williams
9. Adam Kuchin
10. Charlie Uluave
11. Tua Leai
12. Chris Wernli
13. Dallin Hunt
14. Andrew Carver
15. Jordan Lowry
TRIES: Forrester 2’; Kuchin 3’; Tilialo 6; Carver 10’; Wernli 15’, 28’, 65’; Leai 16’; Johnson 38’, 42’, 70’; Rowley 45’, 78’; Su’a 57’; Williams 65’;
CONVERSIONS: Uluave 9/11; Leai 3/3; Tilialo 1/1
BY KIMBAL KJAR