The University of Notre Dame defeated Purdue University 38-7 Friday night in South Bend.
This non-conference game was played in front of a big, vocal crowd as this was the evening where the Notre Dame rugby program celebrated its 60th anniversary. That atmosphere didn't make it any easier for a Purdue team that has started quite well this year.
The Big Ten got going this weekend with Illinois playing Purdue and Indiana facing off against Wisconsin.
Despite the turmoil in their leadership somewhat, IU played some solid rugby and shut out Wisconsin 65-0. The Badgers worked hard and it's early days for them, but this was a very good start for Indiana.
The University of Indiana rode a torrid second half to get past Ohio State and win the Big Ten Saturday at Fortress Obetz in Ohio.
The victory capped off a day of final games in the conference, with all eight teams in action.
Ohio State and Indiana played it pretty close in the first half, but as time went on, IU started to control the point of contact.