If you want an advertisement for the Bowl Game concept, look no further than Ohio State vs Penn State at the CRAA Fall Classic.
The game pitted two colleges that are rivals in any sport. It promised to be close and perhaps was even closer than that. It produce drama, quality rugby, and was hugely entertaining.
Louisville and Virginia Tech will face off in the final of the NCR D1AA playoffs after both won their semifinals over the weekend.
Goalkicking and momentum shifts were hugely influential on this day.
The University of Kentucky rode a huge first half to win the Mint City Bowl over Colorado State.
Kentucky came into the game determined to show they were quite possibly the best DIAA team in the nation but negating CSU's kicking game and winning the field position contest. They did that, while CSU made some uncharacteristic mistakes that hurt them.
Queens University and Brown will face off in NCR’s D1 final this coming weekend after both won tight semifinals on Saturday.
A torrid first half saw the Royals past Thomas More Saturday evening.
Late in the fall it's a small list of games but an important one.
NCR will decide its finalists in Men's D1 and Men's D1AA. The semifinals in Small College and D2 will be held the same weekend as their finals, and the D1/D1AA finals, Dec 9-11 in Houston. They will also have two bowl games with Notre Dame vs Boise State and Southern Nazarene vs Sam Houston State.