The University of Colorado pulled off a remarkable result over the weekend, defeating a good Colorado State team 36-5.
The teams went into the game somewhat even and Goff Rugby Report had CSU winning, but the Buffs built on a recent 20-0 shutout of Air Force and held the Rams to just the one try.
The DIAA fall playoff bracket will be announced relatively soon, and there are still a few questions to get answered as conference champions are being decided.
The teams left in the Men's DII college competition are getting fewer and fewer as the conference playoffs progress; here's what happened Saturday.
Isaiah Poku scored two tries in the first half to help lead #6 Arkansas State University past DIAA contender Lindenwood-Belleville 41-12 Saturday.
Both teams got off to a slow start before Poku, a 6-0, 195-pound sophomore flanker from Daytona Beach, Fla., sprinted down the sideline for the score 16 minutes in. Shortly after, Poku extended A-State’s lead with another try.
Without playing this weekend, NC State did what it needed to do and will be in the 2nd-vs-3rd playoff in the Chesapeake Conference.
The scoresheet says that Texas A&M won comfortable 36-12 over Texas in both teams' Red River Conference opener, but that really wasn't the story of the game.
West Point defeated Air Force 39-0 Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"The win was good and the shutout was great," said head coach Matt Sherman. "Just being able to play in tough conditions, battling in some pretty cold temperatures, was awesome."
There's a lot at stake this weekend in DIAA rugby this weekend.
Chief among these is the Chesapeake, with five teams in the hunt for playoff potential.
Down To The Wire In The Chesapeake
Last week we were 15-4 on our picks, including two games we called as "pick 'em" that weren't that close, so only two teams not picked to win who won.
Last week we were 32-5 in picking winners, and most of the wrong picks were the fault of the Northern Lights Conference, where MSU Moorhead came out of almost nowhere to beat everyone and win it all.
Had we bothered to make a pick for the Sunday playoffs that 86% strike rate would have dipped a bit.
The hot weather has finally abated in Texas and surrounding states and with the more fall-like weather the college rugby season is underway.
Three games are on the slate in the Red River Conference, with Baylor at LSU, Texas Tech at Oklahoma, and Texas A&M at Texas.
The Men's Pacific Western Conference and the Women's Pacific Mountain West Conference will hold their 7s championships November 2 at Stanford University.
The tournament will be shown live on Facebook (link coming).