Soccer preview: BYU
Sept. 5, 2012
Texas (2-4-0) at BYU (4-1-0)
AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas Soccer program heads to Utah for its first weekend road trip of the season. The Longhorns face BYU on Thursday at 8 p.m. Central in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) College Game of the Week, which will be televised on FOX Soccer.
Thursday night's match at BYU will be the first contest on a Thursday for the Longhorns since topping Kentucky 3-1 in Lexington on Aug. 28, 2008.
The Cougars head into the showdown with a No. 4 ranking in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire West Region poll. BYU returns seven starts from a 2011 club that went 11-5-3. The Cougars' home field will also present a challenge for UT as BYU led the nation a year ago in total attendance at 31,697 and finished second in average attendance (2,882).
The Longhorns wrap up the weekend Saturday with a 1 p.m. Central match at Utah (3-1-1), the No. 8 squad in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire Pacific Region poll.