Provo, Utah – The BYU Cougars are set for their final regular season road trip as they head to Colorado and Wyoming to take on Western Conference foes Colorado State and Wyoming. The Cougars play the Rams 7pm Thursday and the Cowboys 1pm Saturday in Laramie, Wyo.
BYU battered Colorado State and Wyoming last year by a combined score of 228-3, but BYU head coach David Smyth says this is no time to lose focus.
"Being on the road against two conference teams in the span of three days can be tricky," said Smyth, "so we need to ensure we stay focused and work on improving from last week's game to ensure we come out of these two games, not only in the wins, but also so we can come out of there in one piece health-wise."
The Cougars have taken a full squad on the trip and will likely spread the work load among a variety of players. Cougar prop Mikey Su'a says it'll be important in games like these to have everyone on the same page.
"We get used to playing with certain players," Su'a said, "and this weekend will be good for us to work on other combinations. And that will mean better communication."
Colorado State currently sits at 0-2 in conference play with losses to a largely reserve-side Utah team, 49-19, and Colorado, 43-20. The 0-2 start puts the Rams in last place in the West.
Wyoming started league play just last week with a 44-19 loss to Arizona State in Tempe to put the Cowboys at 0-1 on their short conference season.
Stay tuned to BYU Rugby's Facebook and Twitter feeds for more news and scoring updates on the upcoming games.