NCR's D1 playoffs have four teams left as Notre Dame College, Indiana, St. Bonaventure, and Brown all advanced from the quarterfinals over the weekend.
Brown University is looking to defend its NCR D1 championship after winning the Liberty Conference final over Siena over the weekend.
Siena will take on Brown in the Liberty NCR D1 final next week after both teams won semifinals this week.
Siena played rivals Iona for the second time this season, coming away with a 28-14 victory.
Brown and Fairfield won two key games in the Liberty Conference Saturday.
Brown took a big step toward being top dog in the Liberty NCR D1 with a 31-23 defeat of Iona Saturday.
Both teams entered the game undefeated in the conference.
Brown’s defense did well to frustrate Iona, especially in the first half where they took a 24-9 lead.
Brown managed to hold off Fairfield 24-11 Friday night in a tense game that was perhaps closer than the defending NCR D1 champions desired.
For Brown Head Coach David LaFlamme, this could have been a bit of a statement win, but it wasn’t.