In an entertaining, back-and-forth match, Boston College helds off Alabama 26-20 Friday night in the ACRC Bowl Series at Charlotte, NC.
The game was marked by some exciting back play from BC and hard-nosed work by the 'Bama forwards, and was in doubt until right at the end.
In a game that had a little bit of everything, Notre Dame College held off a determined Syracuse team 33-28 Friday night at the ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, NC.
The University of Massachusetts pulled off more than an upset, but a drastic upset as the #47 Minutemen defeated the ACRL runner-up, #33 North Carolina State, 41-10 Friday evening at the ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte, NC.
Boston College and Alabama both have their storied moments in college sports, but that doesn’t mean they have played each other much in rugby, if at all.
With BC coming off a humbling loss to AIC in what amounted to the ECRC championship game, and Alabama coming off a close loss to South Carolina in the SCRC semis, both will want to end on a high at the ACRC Bowl Series.
It’s rematch time at the SCRC final, as South Carolina and Tennessee meet up during the ACRC Bowl Series.
The ACRC Bowl Series has finalized its schedule, with ten games involving 19 ranked teams.
The games will be webcast live (check back to Goff Rugby Report for the live feeds). Next Level Rugby will run the feed, with Ryan Ginty and Alex Goff providing commentary. John Broker and one other will provide commentary for the Iona v Delaware Ice Bucket Challenge Bowl.
Some clashes between ranked teams, for the most part, went as expected, and because of that there aren't major changes in this fall's DI rankings.
Michigan's big loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten 3rd/4th game shunts the Wolverines down a bit; Alabama's close loss to South Carolina moves the Tide up a bit; Arkansas beating Kansas shows us the Razorbacks are back ... so they move up.
The US Naval Academy capped off a 5-0 fall with a 37-17 defeat of Notre Dame College Saturday.
Navy and the Falcons were tied 17-17 just after halftime, but then Navy broke away in the second half.
Tennessee will play South Carolina at the ACRC Bowl Series after both teams won semifinals in the SCRC conference Saturday.
USC held off a determined Alabama team 34-27 i a game where the teams continued to trade tries. No. 8 Mike Mahon was outstanding on the day and shared player of the game honors with scrumhalf and goalkicker Brian Keown.
Indiana University defeated Ohio State 34-14 to win the Big Ten Universities Conference Saturday in Rockford, Ill.
The teams battled in a tight contest where Ohio State tried to assert their dominance in the forwards, and Indiana tried burn the Buckeyes on the outside. And this is how the two teams stayed deadlocked, 14-14 at halftime.
Here's what's going on in men's DI rugby this weekend:
The ACRL gets decided in Virginia Tech v Clemson. The same goes for the Ivy League with Dartmouth v Harvard.
Indiana takes on Ohio State in a championship weekend in the BTU Conference that includes final matches for everybody.
IU is undefeated, 6-0 with a points-against average of less than ten points a game. Their offense has been impressive, with try-scorers all over the field, and yet they struggled to score against Wisconsin in last week's semi. They won, sure, but only 20-13.