It looks like a Ohio State/Indiana chase to the top of the Big 10 after both teams won games this weekend, and Michigan State faltered.
Ohio State defeated Michigan 57-14 on Friday.
Ohio State Defeats Michigan
Indiana held off a late Ohio State charge to win Game 1 of the two-game Battle For The Mitten challenge in Lansing, Mich. Friday night.
The game was part of a doubleheader that also included Michigan vs Michigan State. Both games were held at the baseball stadium for the Lansing Lugnuts minor league team.
It’s that time again as the Michigan State Spartans host the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Battle For The Mitten.
A classic rivalry match between these two colleges, the event has been built up into something more under the leadership of Michigan State player Josh Ressio. He has spearheaded this idea into a rugby event that draws thousands of fans.
It's a full weekend of D1A action this weekend. Here's a look at what's up:Rocky Mountain
BYU is at Colorado State in an early clash of two teams with conference hopes. We have a closer look at Colorado State, and the Rams have a ton of potential, but BYU's ability to reload and maintain has always been strong.
All American Santi Mascolo scored 11 points and four other Gaels scored tries as Iona defeated Indiana 33-5 in a preseason warmup match for both teams.
John Powers, Dioumy Cadet, Jack Brandes, and Michael Hay all scored tries, while Mascolo added a try and three conversions. Powers also converted a try.
Some college rugby observations for January.
Where are we on the D1A competition?
Indiana University center Bryce Campbell has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-17 Rody Scholz Award.
We’re down to four in the DIA playoffs as Saint Mary’s, BYU, Arizona, and Life all won.
Of those four games, Life v Lindenwood was easily the closest, although Indiana put up a a fight against BYU.
So there's the little matter of the DIA Quarterfinals Saturday, with eight teams left with a rugby game and a dream.
Baylor hosts Arizona, broadcast live by FloSports.
DIA is down to eight teams, and there is a marked difference between some of them.
It’s not easy to get capped as an undergraduate college player.
It’s even harder to do that and become a regular. And it’s hard still to do all of that and continue to contribute to your college team back home.