GRR: Arkansas State
Arkansas State faces Southern Virginia in the Hornet's Nest Bowl this weekend and it's going to be a challenge.
SVU has been working its way through a very tough Rugby East schedule, and they've pulled off a few surprises. Key among those was their last-second win over Kutztown.
Three tries in the space of the final 12 minutes turned a close-run game into a comprehensive victory as Arkansas State ran away from Davenport 38-8 Saturday.
In a game shown on The Rugby Network as one of the Games of the Week>>
Arkansas State's 80-17 victory over Iowa Central CC has put opponents on notice that the Red Wolves are very serious.
ICCC Head Coach Brent Nelson was quick to praise ASU for their dangerous backline play and the mobility and fitness of their tight five. And Red Wolves Head Coach Dominic Shaw knows he has a good outfit.
The #2-ranked team in the Eastern half of D1A, the Lindenwood Lions, downed the Arkansas State Red Wolves 41-10 in the quarterfinals of the D1A Playoffs Saturday.
The Lions scored 34 unanswered points after being down 10-7 in the first half. Lindenwood was led in scoring by Evan Williams with 16 points, and Nick Hardrict II with two tries.
The Eastern side of the DIA quarterfinals mirrors the Western side in that one matchup is one we've seen a couple of times before.