Eastern Kentucky University hosts half of the DIAA playoff bracket, and a very, very difficult half it is.
Bowling Green plays Mount Saint Mary’s, while James Madison plays Lindenwood-Belleville in what most would say is the tougher, one through four, half of the eight-team fall playoffs.
USA Rugby has released the Men's College DIAA fall playoff bracket, after some time negotiating and working with various issues within the conferences.
Eight teams will participate, and seeds are as follows:
1. Notre Dame College - Notre Dame College Over Lindenwood-Belleville
Bowling Green University won the Mid-American Conference Sunday, securing that title for the 36th straight time.
The Falcons defeated the University of Cincinnati 53-15, capping off a strong MAC season where they handled all of their tough games without getting much of a scare.
The Mid American Conference will head into its championship weekend at Bowling Green Saturday, with four teams playing two games over the two days.
Wind made the Bowling Green v Davenport showdown a game of two halves, and in the end, Davenport held on to win the game 29-20.
Bowling Green hooker Phil Bryant is our Player Spotlight this week after he helped spark a 47-14 win over Western Michigan.
Bowling Green may have won the MAC playoffs last year, but they still remember being beaten by Western Michigan in the regular season.
That game was in the backs of the minds of the BGSU players this past weekend as the Falcons took on the Broncos in yet another meeting. Both teams were undefeated, of course, and so this game had plenty of meaning.
Of course once we at Goff Rugby Report profiled a team that might be on the rise, that team loses; so it was in the MAC where Louisville, which started strong last week, were pipped this week by Ohio.
Bowling Green defeated Ohio State in one of the longest continuously played rivalries in the Midwest, if not the United States; the series kicked off in 1968 when BG defeated OSU 5-3 in the Falcons' first ever match.
The Falcon ruggers beat Ohio State 26-16 this time around, marking BGSU's seventh straight victory over the Buckeyes.
Bowling Green won this year’s Mid American Conference Sevens Championship with an offensive outburst in the final, 46-0 over fellow finalists Cincinnati.
Played at BG’s College Park rugby pitch on the first decent weather rugby day this entire spring, the Falcons were one of five teams to end pool play with 2-1 records.
The Notre Dame College Falcons are through to the DIAA Quarterfinals after beating Bowling Green 52-21 in a midweek playoff game.
The game was played midweek to accommodate the fact that NDC played Wheeling Jesuit this past weekend, and Bowling Green has a 7s tournament coming on Saturday.