This is a big game. Both teams are 2-0 in Pool D. The winner is in a good position. The loser has to play a much-tougher match on Sunday to advance.
The teams are entering.
Starters for Texas: Noah Villalobos, Mark Boraski, Tod Mullens, Eric Kuikens, Kye Heck, Stephen Mahoney, Ryan Moore
Arizona kicks off.
Good movement from Texas, but they turn it over. Arizona kicks long. Arizona can’t handle it. Scrum to Texas near their own 22.
Penalty to Texas. Kick for touch. Lineout at 10. Knock forward. Scrumdown to Arizona at midfield. Neither team can get much going. 1 minute left.
Texas kicks it into touch to relieve some pressure. Arizona lineout. Big dummy by Arizona leads to a try in the center. Conversion is good. 7-0 at half.
Texas to kick to open the second half. Mullen kicks off.
Penalty to Arizona. The Wildcats move the ball well. They threaten. Arizona scores when a UT player gets knocked down by his own man in a tackle. Conversion is no good. 12-0 Arizona.
Arizona lineout. Texas steals in the tackle. Kye heck races to the try zone but is put into touch near the line. Kellen Burke comes on for the injured Heck.
‘Zona gets a penalty and takes the ball from Texas. Finds touch with the kick. UT’s best shot ended poorly. One minute left and lineout to Arizona. Penalty to Arizona in broken play for Texas being offside. They find touch as the game winds down.
Arizona breaks free to score at full time. 19-0 ends it in the Wildcats’ favor.
Jacob Liberman, Texas’ coach said his team had opportunities that they did not convert.
“We played most of the second half inside their 22, and couldn’t come away with points,” he said. “I do think the long halftime helped them a bit.”