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Women NIRA and D1 College Games This Weekend

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Women NIRA and D1 College Games This Weekend

Davenport (in black) and Notre Dame pack down last Friday. Alex Goff photo.

Among Women's DI and NIRA games the Big Ten ramps up with three games, all worth a look.

Most were impressed with how Notre Dame played last week with a bunch of players who had never played before. They now see where that takes them against Michigan.

Davenport, a program that has so much potential to perform at a national level looked really good in that win over Notre Dame (even as UND showed well). The Panthers are a school-supported Non-Varsity team, but if they can make that leap to full NCAA varsity, one wonders what that would mean for them and the game.

Penn State at Virginia is another good one. Penn State's opener was called off, so this is their first game. (PS, anyone notice that Penn State's men's and women's rugby teams' websites are now hosted by the official Penn State sports site rather than through the school recreation hosting system? Baby steps.)

Out west, Utah State at Utah Valley and Wyoming at Air Force are the first major D1-v-D1 Rocky Mountain games.

Friday's Quinnipiac at Army game is fast becoming a must-win for these two as they consider making it to the top two.

Check back for scores.  

9/24 Quinnipiac University 0-39 Army  NIRA DI
9/24 Lander at Clemson Blue Ridge
9/29 Life University at Alderson Broaddus NIRA Dev
9/25 Harvard University 53-0 Sacred Heart University NIRA DI
9/25 Mount St. Mary's 45-15 Long Island University NIRA DI
9/25 UNC Charlotte 0-104 Queens University Non-NIRA
9/25 Navy 30-31 West Chester Non-NIRA
9/25 Colorado Mesa at Colorado RMC W D1/2
9/25 Utah State at Utah Valley RMC W D1
9/25 Ohio State 0-124 Davenport Big Ten
9/25 University Notre Dame 52-5 Michigan Big Ten
9/25 Iowa 26-24 Michigan State Big Ten
9/25 Penn State 78-8 Virginia Non-Conference
9/26 Colby-Sawyer College vs Adrian College NIRA DIII
9/26 Wyoming at Air Force RMC E D1
9/26 School of Mines at Colorado State RMC E D1/2