The game started late after it was determined that TCU never confirmed the referee. The referee went to Waco while the BU Bears traveled to Ft. Worth. Once all this was sorted out the game kicked off at 3:10 pm Saturday afternoon.
The first half was a seesaw affair with Baylor scoring in the 4th minute with a Brent Jakubec try (Converted by Jon Hosket), then TCU came back to score a try at the 8th minute, followed upa few minutes later by a Blake Rogers try in the 14th minute (Converted by Jon Hosket). The final points of the first half went to TCU as Baylor continued to play sloppy rugby. Leaving the halftime score tied 14 – 14.
After some words of encouragment from coach Scott Washko the Bears seemed to get things on track ans scored in the 46th (Jon Hosket – unconverted), 74th (Jon Hosket – unconverted), and 80th minute (Jeff Kreisel – converted by Jon Hosket), while only surrendering one more unconverted try. Leaving the final score Baylor 31 – TCU 19. Baylor appreciates TCU hosting us in this friendly as both teams get prepared for their first cup matches of the season. Baylor still has a lot of work to do, but seems to be getting on track at the correct time.
This weekend Division I College rugby club the University of Arizona will be traveling to Baylor to take on the Bears. This should be a real test and a tough game for both teams. The game will kickoff SUNDAY, October 23rd @ Noon.
See you there…