GRR: Central Washington University
Saint Mary's took control of 1st place in the California Conference after a convincing 60-5 win over Grand Canyon Saturday night.
BYU made the trip to Ellensburg, Wash. and handed Central Washington a tense 22-17 defeat Saturday.
The Cougars bounced back from a loss at Saint Mary's last week, and this time overcame a red card to prop Billy Tenney in the first half to hold off a Central Washington comeback.
A huge second half propelled Central Washington to a 46-3 defeat of Western Washington Saturday in Bellingham, Wash.
Up just 10-3 10-3 at halftime, the Wildcats scored six unanswered tries in the second half to run away with it.
Central's offensive explosion in the second half came after what head coach Todd Thornley said was a tough first half for the Wildcats.
It's tough going in college rugby in the Pacific Northwest, where COVID restrictions have been especially ... restrictive, but one key game is happening as Western Washington hosts Central Washington on Saturday.