Boston College’s 22-17 over Dartmouth shouldn’t necessarily be thought of as a surprise.
After all, BC downed Dartmouth a year ago, too, in an early-season contest. But the result has resonated somewhat because of Dartmouth’s strong finish last spring. The Eagles, going into the ECRC regular season starting next week, have to feel good about the result, and indeed they do.
AIC started their ECRC season with a hard-won victory over a tough NEC squad.
American International had their longtime Head Coach Josh Macy move to Lindenwood, and are operating under previous assistant, and current interim Head Coach Rob Guiry.
A new conference starts play this weekend as the Chesapeake gets on the field.
This will be a toss-up competition, with strong DII programs Towson and Salisbury taking on playoff-level DIAA teams (James Madison), championship-level NSCRO teams (Mount Saint Mary's), and solid DI teams, as well. It's a wild mix, and now we get to see how they all match up.
Northeastern University laid down something of a big result this weekend in beating Harvard 31-13 in a preseason clash.
The East Coast Rugby Conference, the ECRC, gets ready for another season, with everyone chasing top dogs AIC.
Contributing writer Michael Griffin has produced team previews for Goff Rugby Report. You can link to each preview below. Also below is the conference schedule: