Arkansas State weathered a torrid early storm from Utah Valley to emerge 39-12 winners in th Varsity Cup quarterfinals.
The Red Wolves aren't used to being the smaller team on the field, but this time they were, and that changed their approach.
The Varsity Cup enters its quarterfinals and things get a little tougher for those who pulled out victories last week.
Was Utah Valley a surprise in beating UCLA 40-14 in the opening round of the Varsity Cup?
Not if you ask UVU Head Coach Adam Griffee.
“We knew we could compete,” said Griffee. And they did more than that.
Here's a rundown of the Varsity Cup 1st round.
The Varsity Cup's 1st Round kicks off this weekend and in recent years we've seen a few surprises in this round.
While most would think that Cal and Central Washington are heavily favored to make the final (both teams get a bye this weekend), that doesn't mean all of the other games are foregone conclusions.
Here's what we think (Goff Rugby Report rankings in parentheses):
NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup has updated its bracket following the pullout of Utah, and the ongoing issues regarding Arizona State.
Both teams are now out of the VC, and will be replaced by Boston College and Utah Valley University.
Glendale, Colo. - Glendale, Colorado's Infinity Park will host eight college rugby teams August 25 in a collegiate rugby 7s tournament.
This tournament will be a Red Bull Uni 7s qualifier. The eight US teams will compete for a spot in the Red Bull Uni 7s finals in Bath, England on September 17.
The teams slated to compete in Glendale are:
Arizona State University