BYU Tramples ASU in Varsity Cup Opener

by Brett Anker
Photo Credit: AWride Photography

BYU started its quest for a fourth consecutive Penn Mutual Varsity Cup championship with a blistering 113-8 victory over Arizona State. The shear size, strength and speed overwhelmed the Sun Devils on Saturday night.

The Cougars jumped out of the gate quickly and tallied 61 points by halftime. Kevin Schofield scored three first half tries and added a fourth in the second half. Hooker Alex Vorster added two more tries in the first half in a game that quickly became a rout.

“Our boys played really well. We were firing on all cylinders,” said BYU assistant coach Wayne Tarawhiti. ”We were able to piece some stuff together in both our forwards and backs and were exceptional on the night.”

Jackson Kaka earned himself a pair of scores in the second half, including the try that put the Cougars over the century mark. In total 11 different Cougars found the try zone.

Despite giving up over one hundred points, the Sun Devils continued to play until the final whistle. Gary Lane’s side has showed tremendous effort all season and the young squad will be stronger come next year’s competition.

“It was a tough game for Arizona State,” added Tarawhiti. “But I will say this, the boys played right until the very end regardless of the score.”

BYU will travel to Hanover to take on Dartmouth in the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup.