GRR: Bowling Green
Bowling Green defeated Western Michigan 23-20 to win the Mid-American Conference championship about 11 months after winning the entire USA Rugby fall DIAA championship.
The Falcons were certainly in danger of not even winning their conference, as they had lost two games in the regular season, to Western Michigan and Louisville.
Bowling Green will face off with Western Michigan in the final of the Mid-American Conference after both won semifinals Saturday in convincing fashion.
Louisville secured a spot in the Mid-American Conference playoffs after upsetting Bowling Green 27-18 Saturday.
Bowling Green went into the game the defending USA fall DIAA champs, and ranked #7 by Goff Rugby Report. But Louisville, ranked #21, has been playing some solid rugby, and despite a 40-0 loss to Western Michigan, had every expectation of knocking off the Falcons.
The Mid-Atlantic is coming down to the final three weeks before the playoffs and five teams are still strongly in the hunt for a conference title.
Western Michigan defeated Bowling Green, Louisville rebounded from last week’s loss, and Cincinnati made it three in a row as the top of the MAC tightened up.
Western Michigan edged Bowling Green 24-17 in a game that lived up to the intense rivalry between these two teams.
WMU Head Coach chalked it all up to the early losses to Notre Dame College and Indiana.