Cal enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a top-notch educational institution.
Today, the Bears gave rugby lessons to Utah State University and the University of Wyoming at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament.
The early schooling was done by a squad of underclassmen and reserves arrayed against the DII Aggies and ended with a 99-5 Cal victory.
The later game against the Wyoming Cowboys ended in a 107-5 win for the Bears.
In the opener, 13 ruggers dotted down for a total of 15 tries. Two backs -- freshman Jose Pena and sophomore Josh Tucker -- scored twofers. Counting conversions, scoring was fast and furious at at average pace of 1.2 points a minute. Twelve tries, or 80 percent, of Cal's tries were successfully converted.
In today's second match, Coach Jack Clark walked a tightrope by starting his first XVs against Wyoming. The Cowboys are a College Premier League side, but since they haven't had an outing this season, their skills weren't known.
After racking up a 62-0 score at the half, Clark had his answer and retired his starters to rest up for their meeting with the Air Force Academy tomorrow.
The Bears are undefeated in 13 matches this season and have amassed a 742-point scoring advantage over their rivals, a pace about 7 percent slower than last season's.