Eastern Kentucky University hosts half of the DIAA playoff bracket, and a very, very difficult half it is.
Bowling Green plays Mount Saint Mary’s, while James Madison plays Lindenwood-Belleville in what most would say is the tougher, one through four, half of the eight-team fall playoffs.
Lindenwood University of St. Charles, Mo. played their first 15s game of the 2016-17 season on Saturday, taking on rivals Lindenwood University of Belleville, Ill.
USA Rugby has released the Men's College DIAA fall playoff bracket, after some time negotiating and working with various issues within the conferences.
Eight teams will participate, and seeds are as follows:
1. Notre Dame College - Notre Dame College Over Lindenwood-Belleville
Notre Dame College defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 34-17 Saturday morning in Lamont, Ill. in a clash of two very good independent DIAA teams.
Lindenwood-Belleville pulled off an impressive result Saturday, defeating Red River Conference team Arkansas 50-27 in Kansas City.
Ben Martin got the Lynx going with two early tries, and then Kyle Hopcraft fielded his own high ball to go in under the posts for a 19-6 lead.
While Lindenwood-Belleville seemed to have the run of play, they continually got into penalty trouble.