Written by Press Release    Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:58    PDF Print Write e-mail
BYU Slams UCLA
Colleges - Men's DI College


Los Angeles –The BYU Cougars notched another win today by scoring 14 tries en route to an 84-14 victory over UCLA today.

The Cougars started the scoring by junior flanker Jeff Ott barreling over from 5 meters out after a series of well-worked phases from the Cougars. Freshman flyhalf Jonny Linehan would convert the try and the Cougars led 7-0 in the 6th minute.

BYU would go on to notch 7 more in the first half of the game with UCLA dotting down 21st minute.

With a full complement of replacements in the second half in this open-subs game, BYU scored another 6 tries to UCLA’s lone try in the 55th minute.

The match’s highlighted try came in the final moments of the 1st half.

Following a UCLA turn over inside the BYU 22 meter line a deft set of hands from freshman scrum half Luke Mocke put the ball to sophomore prop Kody Thompson.

Thompson would run 20 meters before passing to a supporting senior prop Ray Forrester who then raced 60-plus meters down the sideline, while fending a late would-be UCLA defender near the goal line.

The match saw the entire BYU traveling squad see the field with young and new players all seeing valuable minutes during the early part of the 2013 season.

“We improved,” said BYU head coach David Smyth, “We wanted to see some better continuity and ball security today after Thursday night’s game and I think we did that. We still have some ways to go, but the boys are working hard to improve and it showed today.”

BYU XV vs. UCLA

  1. Dave Collins
  2. Ray Forrester
  3. Kody Thompson
  4. TJ Allred
  5. Kyle Lontine
  6. Jeff Ott
  7. Kyle Sumsion
  8. Ryan Roundy (c)
  9. Luke Mocke
  10. Jonathan Linehan
  11. Will Taylor
  12. Seki Kofe
  13. Chris Wernli
  14. Andrew Carver
  15. Scott Blaser

*Open Substitutions

SCORING:

BYU: 84
Tries: Ott, Forrester 2, Linehan 2, Roundy 2, Kofe, Thompson, Wernli 2, Collins, Hubert, Jones
Convs: Linehan 6, Jones 

UCLA: 14
Tries: 2
Convs: 2