GRR: UC Davis
May 7 brought us five college championships games in Moraga, Calif, and the final one - one that might have been missed by the elated, the dejected, and the exhausted - turned out to be the most dramatic.
There was something about the UC Davis men's team that seemed unstoppable.
The Aggies' second straight national DII championship wasn't inevitable, by any stretch, but their journey to it had some inexorable rhythm to it. There were no major hiccups, no really close games, no times when you wondered if they were losing it.
Saturday's DIAA Final is a clash of teams that are used to being underestimated.
UC Davis is back in the national DIAA final after beating Arkansas 32-15 Sunday in the national semifinal.
This was a hugely intense game with both sides hitting hard and fighting tooth and nail.
“Last year we were too beat up by the time the playoffs came,” said Arkansas Coach Warren Fyfe. “But this year, they knew they were in a game, for sure.”