(Source) Both Oklahoma and LSU entered their Feb. 20 contest undefeated. The Sooners sat atop the Red River standings with four wins to their name, while LSU had only two wins, but impressed enough during nonconference play to earn Canterbury’s No. 16 ranking.
Coming off a try-scoring performance in LSU’s shutout of Texas, winger Aidan Elias scored his first of two tries to put his team ahead, 7-0. Soon after the Tigers got on the scoreboard, Sooner fly half David Wallace dotted down for the fourth time in as many games, and converted his own try to knot the match at seven-all.
A tied ball game quickly went the way of a rout as LSU’s defense suffocated Oklahoma over the next 60 minutes.
“Our team’s defensive performance was exactly where we intended it to be,” said fly half Cameron Troxler. “We as a team pride ourselves on our defense, and seeing the guy next to you fly up and attempt to make a tackle behind the gain line motivates us to want to do our part, as well.”
The Tiger attack was ferocious, too. Troxler and prop Christian Brower found the try zone in the first half to help build a 22-7 halftime lead. In the second half, wingers Trevor O’Neil and Elias restarted the offense with tries, and Troxler added his second before all was said and done.
“We were able to put Oklahoma under continuous pressure throughout the majority of the match,” Troxler added. “We were able to do this because of the preparation we had going into this match, and the conditioning that helped us to keep up the pressure for the majority of the match.”
Alec Miller did his part to continually put space between his team and the Sooners. The full back was lethal from the kicking tee, slotting five out of six of his conversion opportunities, and added a penalty goal for 13 points.
The Tigers remain at home next week when they face Texas Tech Feb. 27, and Oklahoma is off this weekend before getting back on the pitch against Southwest Rugby Conference Champion North Texas March 5.
Check out the highlights below:
LSU – 43
Alec Miller – 13pts (5/6 con; 1pk)
Aidan Elias – 10pts (2 Try’s)
Cameron Troxler -10pts (2 Try’s)
Christian Brower – 5pts (1 Try)
Colin Bray – 5pts (1 Try)
Oklahoma – 12
David Wallace – 7pts (1 Try; 1/2 con)
William Neff – 5pts (1 Try)