GRR: Small Colleges
No one really knows what to make of the western bracket of the NCR Men's Small College playoffs, because every team is really strong.
Cal Poly Humboldt out of California, 2021 runners-up New Mexico Tech, Colorado School of Mines (who beat NMT this year), and a surging Western Oregon all come in with plenty to recommend them.
Small college teams in the Mid-Atlantic will be key threats as the small-college playoffs loom.
Two teams to keep an eye on ae Catholic University and Susquehanna.Susquehanna Gets By Loyola
Having lost only to Shippensburg during the regular season Susquehanna went into their game against Loyola feeling confident and won 33-15.
Christendom’s run to a national Small College championship last year was not a fluke.
Certainly paced by some significant talent and a forward pack that reminded us that the “small” in Small College meant the size of enrollment not the size of the athletes, the Crusaders were a force in 2021.
But the big question is, how do they compare this year?
Penn State Berks pulled off a key 20-12 victory over Gettysburg over the weekend to take sole possession of 1st place in the Small College Keystone Conference.
Led by the try-scoring acumen of Nate Chin, Josue Garcia, and Will Jackson, Berks was able to contain Gettysburg's very dangerous Ben Murphy, who is the conference try leader.
The two top men's small college teams will face off this coming weekend.
Franciscan and Slippery Rock are both 4-0 in conference play and are set for a massive clash this weekend.