It was a beautiful day in Waco, Texas as the Baylor Bears hosted the Texas A&M Aggies. The first 20 minutes of the match were hard fought with both sides exchanging possession and the Aggies keeping the ball down in the Baylor end of the pitch. At 21 minutes into the match Baylor went on the attack and swung the ball wide to winger Brandon Alvarez who put down the first points with a breakaway run. Five minutes later, the Bears again marched down the field with outside center James White dishing it off to Alvarez for another score, making it 10-0. The Aggies put up a good fight with intense tackling and offensive rucking, but Baylor exposed their weakness around the scrums and on the corners and before the half was over Flanker Scott Lake, Winger Matt Reid, and Eight-man Andy Audet each put in a try bringing the half-time score to 27-0.
At the half, Baylor put in it’s rookies with very little playing experience, and it showed. A&M took back control of the match and scored 15 unanswered points. At the 20 minute mark though of the second half, Baylor rookies started to relax and find their game, and both sides fought hard exchanging possession several times before Baylor’s Andy Audet put in the final try of the match. Baylor defeated A&M 32-15.
It was a well fought match, with few penalties on either side, and the referee called an excellent match. Brandon Alvarez received man of the match.
Our next match is in Houston in 2 weeks against Rice. All the alumni in the area need to show up and lend their support.