GRR: Penn State
The Bowl Game concept is a concept that everyone embraces, but getting the right matchups together is a difficult job.
Fortunately for the CRAA Fall Classic, they've hit on one matchup that matches competitive, like-minded teams with the Mint City Bowl, with Ohio State facing Penn State.
Penn State put Clemson to the sword 51-12 Saturday.
For the Nittany Lions this was a nice step forward for a squad that is hoping to find improvement.
Head Coach Justin Hundley (who was coaching against his former clubmate Troy Hall), was most pleased with the team unity.
As CRAA's 15s playoffs loom there's some 7s to be played, as well.
The CRAA 7s Championships will be held concurrently with the 15s finals on May 6-7 in Houston, with both a Men's and a Women's tournament. Who will suit up hasn't been confirmed but it looks like Penn State's men's team will be there after winnign the Big 10 7s this past weekend.
Navy defeated Penn State 47-10 Saturday to move to 14-0 in a game played at Segra Field in Leesburg, Va.
The Midshipmen fell behind 3-0 after an early penalty kick from Penn State's Dalton Musselman. But that was the extent of PSU's scoring until late in the game as Navy reeled off 47- srtaight points.
If you want an advertisement for the Bowl Game concept, look no further than Ohio State vs Penn State at the CRAA Fall Classic.
The game pitted two colleges that are rivals in any sport. It promised to be close and perhaps was even closer than that. It produce drama, quality rugby, and was hugely entertaining.