It will be BYU and Cal once again in the Varsity Cup final, but it almost wasn't.
BYU was once again formidable, with the Whippy brothers right in the middle of the action. Josh Whippy scored two early tries and Jared Whippy converted them and added a penalty which, along with tries from Zane Mendenhall and Josh Anderson, staked BYU to a 27-8 halftime lead over Arkansas State.
It’s a busy weekend of rugby around the country and especially in Nevada, but there’s the little matter of one of the enduring rivalries in Men’s College Rugby - Cal v St. Mary’s.
The Dennis Storer Classic kicks off this weekend with five teams from the University of California system playing each other.
This tournament is now in its 11th year, having started as a tournament for teams from the Pac-12, and now is a competition for UC teams.
Cal has won every year, and is favored again this year, with UCLA the likely suspects to come second.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.(Cal Rugby Release) - The University of California defeated Arizona DState 53-0 in the final of the West Coast 7s to win the tournament Saturday at the Cal Poly Sports Complex, going 4-0.
BYU somehow held on to win the Varsity Cup Final 30-27 Saturday in a wild game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
The Cougars never trailed, but were within a whisker of seeing it all fritter away as Cal came back from a distressing first half to put themselves in a position to win it.