GRR: Western Oregon
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.
It was a day of dramatic games in the NCR finals, and the Small-College Challenge bracket was no exception.
Western Oregon took third over College of Charleston in a game that was back and forth. Both teams seemed maybe a little run down early, but the action picked up as they sensed a chance for a strong end to the fall.
Western Oregon University's rugby team has made good use of shutdown time, using social media and a nifty video to raise money for their local food bank.
The team has been raising donations for the WOU Food Pantry, helping feed those who are struggling financially.