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Men D2 College Games This Weekend

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Men D2 College Games This Weekend

UVM vs Mass Lowell from 2022. Both teams are in action this weekend. Rory Goff photo.

D2 Games really get going now and in fact we have a few that carry some weight. 

Below we list the games for the weekend, including some crossovers where the D2 team plays a D1, D1AA, or Small College team. We've also got some all-Small matchups there because they are being played as part of a D2/Small College hybrid league.

But, notable for our rankings:

Cornell at RPI. It's a new conference for RPI and they started off well with a win over RIT last week. Victory over Cornell and they're in solid shape to contend.

SLU at Washington. St. Louis University started off very well last week and now face a Washington University team that was a breakout squad in 2022. With no Principia in the Gateway now this is a wide open conference.

Just about all of the New England Wide games. How excited are we for this NEWCRC season? Pretty excited. And that's because just about every game involves at least two ranked teams (joke). Pin us down and probably Vermont at Coast Guard is the most marquee of them this week. But we're very curious how Maine holds up here as the new kids in town. They get to host Norwich.

Auburn at Georgia Tech. Tech competed well last year in a tough SCRC that saw Auburn and Memphis fight for the top spot. But this is a key game in part because Auburn won't be in NCR D2 playoffs because of their school size(How Auburn Men's Rugby Ended Up in No Man's Land). So this is a very important measuring stick for GT, espeically since they play Memphis a week later.

Great Midwest blows up next week. 

Check back for scores:

9/15 GVSU 47-15 U. Notre Dame Dev. Non-Conf.
9/16 Kent State 53-3 Xavier (SC) Allegheny
9/16 Miami OH 72-14 Eastern Kentucky Allegheny
9/16 Western Kentucky 12-27 Marshall (SC) Allegheny
9/16 S. Indiana (SC) 29-70 MTSU Allegheny
9/16 Old Dominion 0-28 Hampden-Sydney (SC) Cardinals
9/16 Hampden-Sydney (SC) 28-0 Longwood (SC) Cardinals
9/16 Roanoke (SC) 0-28 Radford (SC) Cardinals
9/16 William and Mary (SC) 45-7 Virginia Commonwealth Cardinals
9/16 Christendom (SC) 12-36 VMI Cardinals
9/16 Emory and Henry (SC) 29-24 Washington and Lee (SC) Cardinals
9/16 St. Louis Univ. 44-17 Washington University Gateway
9/16 James Brown at Drury (D1) Non-Conf.
9/16 UIC 14-69 Loyola Great Midwest
9/16 Illinois State 27-26 Northern Illinois Great Midwest
9/16 SUNY Oswego 21-33 RIT Liberty
9/16 Cornell 32-12 RPI Liberty
9/16 Albany 0-68 Marist Liberty
9/16 Bloomsburg 38-7 TCNJ MARC North
9/16 East Stroudsburg 12-81 Scranton MARC North
9/16 Lehigh 24-68 Bucknell MARC North
9/16 UMBC 28-0 York MARC South
9/16 Drexel 0-51 Georgetown MARC South
9/16 Shippensburg at Mount St. Mary's Dev. MARC South
9/16 New Mexico State (SC) 44-10 UNM (SC) NCR Ind.
9/16 Vermont 25-22 Coast Guard NEWCRC
9/16 UNH 22-22 UMass Lowell NEWCRC
9/16 Bentley 31-10 Boston University NEWCRC
9/16 Norwich Ccld Maine NEWCRC
9/16 IUP 19-33 Rio Grande (D1) Non-Conf.
9/16 St. Thomas (SC) 22-31 St. John's (SC) Northern Lights
9/16 UW Stout (SC) 17-19 MSU Moorhead (SC) Northern Lights
9/16 St. Scholastica (SC) 7-87 UM Duluth Northern Lights
9/16 Auburn 27-17 Georgia Tech SCRC
9/16 Ole Miss 5-51 Tennessee Tech SCRC
9/16 Mississippi State 3-104 Memphis SCRC
9/16 Western Carolina 0-96 UNC Charlotte (D1AA) SoCon Non-Conf
9/16 USMMA 28-10 Princeton (D1AA) Tri-State
9/16 Montana State 41-14 Colorado School of Mines (SC) High Peaks
9/16 Colorado Mesa 57-26 Weber State High Peaks
9/17 George Mason at Richmond (SC) Cardinals