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Arkansas State, ranked #8 in the CRAA D1A Power Rankings and #9 by GRR defeated Lindenwood (ranked #2 by both rankings) 13-7 on a wild, windy day at Curt Huckaby Field in Jonesboro, Ark.
This was a low-scoring match and both teams defended their line through the game as it was a nailbiter with two minutes left. The urgency to halt scoring chances was high energy throughout.
We talk a little bit about the upcoming games in this video:
But as far as the rankings go:
A wild, back-and-forth game saw UCLA run away from Grand Canyon Saturday in Phoenix.
The Bruins were in a dogfight for much of the game as the teams traded tries, but a red card in the forwards late in the first half proved too difficult to overcome in the long run for the 'Lopes.
Top-20 D1A teams Lindenwood and Mary Washington met at a neutral site in Knoxville Tenn. (note state abbreviation style) with the Lions coming away with a rain-soaked shutout victory.
On what was a torrentially rainy day the two sides looked to rely on their forwards to do a lot of the heavy lifting.
In a tense, back-and-forth D1A clash of Wildcats, Central Washington held off Arizona 19-17.
Both teams had opportunities to put this game away and both teams will look longingly at scoring opportunities they didn't take, and in a sense this result settled nothing except to establish that Arizona and Central Washington are, at the moment, essentially equal.