The kick off went on schedule, but it was UD that took advantage of the situation. They game out and threw things at us, and we responded like we had never seen anything like this before. UD slotted the first Try and conversion of the game in the first 3 minutes. When they got the ball back from the restart, they attempted to do it all over again, except this time and every time after, the lads tightened their defense to keep UD out of the goal line.
The line up:
1. Jonathan, 2. Connor, 3. Maika, 4. Chris, 5. Weston, 6. AJ, 7. Elliot, 8. Jake, 9. Cameron, 10. Andrew, 11. Michael, 12. Luke, 13. Marc, 14. Alejandro, 15. Brian
Replacements: Tommy Tran in for 11. Mohammad Nadeem in for 2 both in for the second half. Stephen McMahon in for 13 and Matt Bolivar in for 5 both in with about 30 minutes left in the match. Nate Pyle in for 3, Ryan Lawton in for 1, Daniel in for 8 with about 20 minutes left in the game.
The match was fast and furious, both sides were testing each other, but it was our lads that finally got on the board 15 minutes into the match. This also began a furious volley of Trys from the lads in Green, within the span of 25 minutes, they slotted 4 more Trys and 2 conversions. This seemed to take the wind out of UD sails, but it was also the non efforts of the ref that decided a whole lot more. That's all I'll say about the ref. Back to the game. The first half ended with UT Dallas up 29 to UD's 7.
The second half began pretty much like the first, with the exception that UT Dallas was playing more inexperienced players to get them serious game experience. UD threw everything they had at us and we responded with a bend but not break. This half also had our second Red Card in 3 years, Nate was issued this card for protecting himself. Again it was the referee and referee coach that missed everything and only saw the retaliation by Nate. Words were spoken to both during and after the match, but it's done. I'm proud of Nate for protecting himself when things got that way and wish the referee had managed the match better. His eval will be sent with a GLOWING recommendation.
Both UT Dallas and UD managed to put another Try on the board but it was a little a little to late for UD to mount any kind of attack to change the outcome.
The final score UT Dallas 34, UD 14. Trys were scored by AJ (2), Cameron (3), Luke (1) and Brian converted 2 of the Trys.
This coming weekend is a home game for both the lads and lasses. The lads take on Midwestern State University at 2:00pm and the lasses play Sam Houston State at 4:00pm.
Currently I don't have any kind of scouting reports on either team, but I do know both will be coming here to try and spoil both teams so far undefeated season