West Point looked very impressive in shutting out St. Bonaventure 29-0 Saturday in Rugby East play.
Ranked #5 among D1A-level teams by Goff Rugby Report, the Black Knights got tries from Isaac Marret, Koikoui Nelligan, Gerard McCarron, and Scharl du Toit to down #16 St. Bonaventure. Sean McNulty converted three and added a penalty goal. Army is now 2-0 in the Rugby East.
The Rugby East saw plenty of drama this weekend as Penn State had to claw back to beat Kutztown 33-30.
Penn State started strong but then Kutztown stormed past. The Penn State players didn't panic, however, stuck to their pattern and started to score tries.
Indiana moved to 3-0 in the Big Ten with an impressive 56-0 shutout of Illinois.
The Hoosiers got two tries each from Noah Brown and Russell Lemaster, while Zach Marsh, Peyton Wall, Dan Hughes, and Dan Murtagh all touched down once.
Bowling Green defeated Western Michigan 39-24 in a typical intense, back-and-forth clash between the two Mid-American Conference rivals.
Bowling Green never trailed in this game, but neither team handled the wind especially well—BGSU outscored Western against the wind 17-7, and the score when WMU was against the wind the score was 22-17 for Bowling Green.
About 40 games are slated for this week in Men's DII college rugby, and while we expect some to be postponed or canceled because teams are struggling to bounce back from COVID shutdowns, we expect to see some good games, too.
As many as one-third of the games from last week didn't get played, but here's hoping it's better for this week.
Some games to keep an eye on: