GRR: Empire Conference
Well the message from the latest Empire Conference results has backed up Goff Rugby Report’s earlier assertion that this conference will be tough to call.
Fordham handed Colgate a relatively surprising 29-0 shutout defeat Friday evening in the Empire Conference.
Colgate had come into the game feeling pretty good after an opening week win over Brockport. But they couldn't get their offense going against a tough Fordham defense.
It's a slow buildup in DI rugby conferences, but we've identified a few games to keep a special eye on.
Among a trio of close games in the Empire Conference this past weekend, Colgate's clash with SUNY Brockport was the wildest, producing 93 points in a 57-36 barnburner.
For Colgate, which finished a solid 4-2 in the conference last season, it was a worthwhile start.
Defending Empire Conference champs Syracuse edged up-and-coming Fordham this past weekend 20-12 in the opening weekend of conference play.
That result, along with Stony Brook’s 17-15 over SUNY Binghamton and Colgate’s wild 57-36 win over SUNY Brockport, shows that the conference will be a close one this season.