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Published: Saturday, May 19 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

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metamora, IL

Glad to hear Kofe will be OK -- though I always cringe when sports commentators and newspapers make light of concussions. No traumatic brain injury should be taken lightly.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

Congratulations to my alma mater! Wonderful job guys!

Somewhere in Time, UT

Congratulations Cougars!!!!

Springville, UT

Congratulations to the Cougars and BYU! Great game and a well deserved victory!

Wonder if there will be any dispute about this NC!

Syracuse, UT

Way to go Cougs! ! ! Another NC for the Rugby team. It is so very nice to cheer for a school that is so competitive in so many, many sports. While in many parts of the Nation there are fans that have to wait for a certain time of year to come out of hibernation to cheer for their teams, we get to follow so many different sports and witness so many athletes compete for BYU.

Last nights game was hard fought and we came out on top. Congrats to all the team members and especially the Seniors for a fun season. Let's make another run at it next season.

far north
Providence, UT

Congratulations Cougs! Playing hard and playing with sportsmanship is carrying BYU's colors with class. Thank you.


What a match ! The Cougs had a very tough opponent with Arkansa State. They scored twice before BYU got on the board. That set the tempo, from here on I knew it was going to be a fun match. I was not disapointed, BYU pounded away on the red wolves leaving no doubt they controled the match and the title.


Congratulations Cougars!! We've had a blast all season long (wheather it be going on the road with you guys or driving to Provo) watching you guys pound it game after game and to end the season the way that you did, we were so happy for you guys. Well deserved! Rise and Shout!

South Jordan, UT

I hope this game puts to rest the fallacy perpetuated by the media that the altitude in Utah is some sort of an advantage to home teams. If the game had lasted five minutes more, ASU would have won. BYU was staggering on defense the last part of the game.

Salt Lake city, UT


You know there will be. Cal wasn't in the premier division this year so they weren't eligible for the title game. I watched Utah play to a one point loss earlier this year, but I'm still convinced BYU would have beaten Cal. BYU was just too good this year.

Iowa City, IA

re:Wer, nice try to take a cheap shot at a national championship. You're red with envy. With 10 minutes left BYU had the game won, with two minutes left BYU emptied the benches. I watched the cougs all year, they've matched every condition, scheme, game plan thrown at them. They are the National Champions and you, for at least one day should resist raining on their well deserved parade.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great work, Cougs. 17-0 and NC make for an incredible season.

Orem, UT

Perfect ending to a perfect season. Thank you BYU Rugby! It was fun to be there.

Sandy, UT

Congrats! Great win. I would have loved for it to be Cal rather than somebody else, just to exact some revenge. But if they aren't willing, then so be it. BYU is the best this year. Hopefully we can carry some of this to the football and bball seasons.

Plano, TX

Props to BYU and Brian Nicholson of the DesNews - nice gallery. We don't see a lot of good rugby photos here in the states, and this was a good shoot :)

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Congrats, byu! It looks like byu put on a great show for the three fans in attendance.

Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I'm really pleased with the performance of the BYU Rugby team. I do wonder though what would've been the outcome if Cal had not pulled out of Rugby USA Division 1A competition. What a horrible loss for collegiate rugby to lose a team like Cal that has such a long tradition of rugby play.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

In other news, BYU also won the pinochle and bezique World Championships!

Surfers Paradise, AU

@Otis, those three fans represent the avg attendance at the HC in hoops. Nice try though...looks like your natl chamionship envy is showing again.


Congratulations, Cougars.

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