Top-ranked DII team IUP defeated in-conference rival Miami of Ohio in fairly convincing fashion Friday night, taking the game 54-17.
IUP's vaunted defense was a little humbled early on as some shifty running and quick ball put Miami over for a converted try before seven minutes were up.
We went into some details on what's up in the NEWCRC, which is, along with the Great Midwest, probably the most robust conference in the category.
Depth and Defense Drives Strong UVM Start
Cal Poly Humboldt is opening its 2023 fall season Saturday by hosting Nevada-Reno, the first step on a journey to repeat as national small-college champions.
Turning heads this past week in Men's DII college rugby was University of Vermont, which dismissed a very capable UMass Lowell side 38-0.
No one doubts that the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference is a difficult conference, so to win a game by that margin (the two teams tied in their match last year) is definitely worth a closer look.
We're capping off September and we're pretty much done with warmups and testing ourselves.
Now we're in the meat of the fall season.