Bowling Green State University Rugby hosts the Mid American Conference rugby championships at Doyt Perry Football Stadium Saturday.
In a game that completely and utterly delivered on what was promised, ECRC conference champs American International College defeated MAC champions Bowling Green 46-40 in their ACRC Bowl Se
Mississippi State pulled out of the ACRC Bowl Series this weekend, but Life University’s JV team has stepped in to face Western Michigan.
After entering the season as conference favorites, Bowling Green capped off an undefeated Mid American Rugby Conference season with two victories this weekend.
The Falcons beat Miami of Ohio soundly 53-13 on Saturday to win their semifinal and set up a meeting in the final with Western Michigan, who beat Dayton 17-12.
The Mid-America Conference final is set after Bowling Green cruised by Miami and Western Michigan pulled off a mild upset over Dayton.
Bowling Green won big over most of their competition this year and so beating Miami 53-13 was no big surprise. But Western Michigan, which lost to Dayton earlier in the season, raised some eyebrows with a 17-12 defeat of Dayton Saturday.
Bowling Green defeated Northern Illinois 55-10 this past weekend to finish up the regular-season schedule for the Mid-Amerca conference.
BGSU has already sewn up 1st in the North Division, while Northern Illinois could not overtake Western Michigan for 2nd.
Dayton University came back twice to beat Miami of Ohio to clinch the Mid-America Conference South Division with a 21-16 victory Saturday.
With Western Michigan defeating Central Michigan 20-12, and Bowling Green defeating Cincinnati, the playoff matchups are set - Dayton will take on WMU, a team they beat earlier this season, and Bowling Green will play Miami.
Despite losing an early cross-division game with Dayton, Western Michigan is in position to take the lead in the Mid-American Conference North with a victory over Bowling Green.
It’s all to play for in the Mid-America Conference, as a busy weekend produced few games that actually affected the standings.
All teams have matches with opponents in the other division (the MAC is split between the North and the South), but those games aren’t recorded in the standings. So only Dayton’s 24-8 defeat of Cincinnati counts, and it counts a lot as Dayton is now 2-0.