PROVO — The game is no joke.
The Brigham Young University rugby team will host in-state rival University of Utah in a battle for the Wasatch Cup at BYU's South Field on April Fools' Day.
"Utah always plays hard," said BYU rugby head coach David Smyth of the Utes. "We'll need to stay focused and stick to our game plan as we have all season. Ball control will be key against the Utes. We'll need to starve them of the ball and keep attacking all 80 minutes."
BYU's most recent victory was a 71-0 win over the San Diego State Aztecs at South Field Tuesday night. Multiple Cougars found the tryline as BYU continued its winning streak. Senior wing Joshua Anderson added four tries.
BYU worked hard offensively and took advantage of San Diego State's defensive lapses. The Cougars plan to continue their momentum against University of Utah.
"We're always excited to play our rival," said team captain and senior scrumhalf Luke Mocke of the Wasatch Cup. "Utah always brings it each time we play them. We're ready for the challenge."
In last year's Wasatch Cup, BYU defeated the Utes at University of Utah's home pitch 76-31. Several Cougars scored tries in the 2015 Wasatch Cup in a display of BYU's versatility.
Kick off is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are available online.