College Bowl Series News
In a Bowl Game clash between two very different teams, Fordham met Southern Nazarene in Houston during NCR’s finals weekend.
SNU came in as a new D1 team in NCR but, thanks to some geographic isolation and an independent schedule, not a clear path to the playoffs. Ultimately, with SNU still being new to this level, a bowl game made more sense.
The Battle for the Castle Bowl Game at the CRAA Fall Classic might well be the rightest game of the day.
The Bowl Game concept is a concept that everyone embraces, but getting the right matchups together is a difficult job.
Fortunately for the CRAA Fall Classic, they've hit on one matchup that matches competitive, like-minded teams with the Mint City Bowl, with Ohio State facing Penn State.
Sam Houston State torched Southern Nazarene 66-24 to win the Lonestar Bowl at NCR's championship weekend.
Southern Nazarene is a new school-supported program and is very young. They have produced a solid record, but were up against it facing a big, powerful SHSU side.
If you want an advertisement for the Bowl Game concept, look no further than Ohio State vs Penn State at the CRAA Fall Classic.
The game pitted two colleges that are rivals in any sport. It promised to be close and perhaps was even closer than that. It produce drama, quality rugby, and was hugely entertaining.