- Davenport upsets Penn State
- Army over St. Bonaventure
- Notre Dame College loses to Kutztown
- Iona takes down climbing Notre Dame
- Syracuse still undefeated
- Notable games throughout conferences
#12 Army beat #16 St. Bonaventure 43-19, rebounding from last week’s loss to Lindenwood. The Bonnies were shutout in the first half and allowed Army to score three tries. While they would go on to score three of their own in the second half, their defense could not contain Army’s relentless attack. Elsewhere in Rugby East, #7 Kutztown continued their impressive run of dominance, as they handily beat #11 Notre Dame College 47-22. Kutztown flanker DaQuan Perry and outside center Ryan Nolan each scored two tries in the win, helping propel Kutztown to a 4-0 record at the top of their conference.
#9 Penn State took on #14 Davenport in a cross-conference game. Davenport dominated the first half, keeping Penn State scoreless until the 40th minute while running in 34 points before the end of the half. Penn State’s defense rebounded in the second half, limiting Davenport to just 15 points in the second half. Davenport finished the upset against Penn State, winning 49-17.
In #5 Navy’s second conference game of the year, the Midshipmen shutout #24 Clemson 55-0. Navy wing Collin Argue scored two tries in the match while Flyhalf Matthew Mischler went 5/9 on conversions. Navy improves to 6-0 in D1A this year and 2-0 in conference play.
#15 Iona hosted #21 Notre Dame in the Fighting Irish’s first game of their brief East Coast tour that will see them also play Syracuse and Michigan. Notre Dame drew first blood, successfully converting a penalty kick in the fifth minute to take the lead. The first try of the game wasn’t scored until the 20th minute, when Iona’s hooker Tyler Ringwood bashed over to score. Each side would score another try before the end of the half, with Iona leading 12-10 at the end of the first. While Notre Dame where able to hold them close in the first half, Iona’s offense exploded in the second half. Iona added to their lead with five tries to their lead, ultimately proving to be too much for Notre Dame’s defense to handle. Notre Dame would score at the end of the game to bring the final score to 45-15
#8 BYU scored the most points by any team in D1A team in a single game this season, scoring 167 points while shutting out Utah State. BYU scored 25 tries and saw 12 different players score in an incredibly one-sided game. Outside center Jacob McKay scored 4 tires in the win, while scrumhalf Dylan Parry, hooker Ethan Johnson, and winger Coleman Meier each scored three. Fullback Connor Parry led the way with 28 points in the match, scoring two tries and nine successful conversions. In other Rocky Mountain action #22 Colorado State beat Wyoming 68-5, and Air Force was shutout by Colorado 20-0.
In the Big 10 #19 Ohio State looked to stay on top as they hosted Illinois this past weekend. The Buckeyes took an early lead, scoring three tries within the first 22 minutes if the game. Their quick scoring burst in the first half would be built upon in the second half, as they would go on to score another three tries in the second half. Winger Vince Carso woulkd score two of his side’s tries in their 38-17 victory over Indiana. Elsewhere in the Big 10, #20 Indiana remained undefeated, taking down Michigan State on the road 58-5. Wisconsin also defeated Michigan on the road 37-17.
A busy weekend in the Liberty Conference saw Syracuse improve to 6-0 after defeating a strong Binghamton side 19-7. Northeastern defeated Tufts 48-21 to remain in first place in the New England region. AIC dominated Stony Brook, winning 84-22 to remain undefeated in league play this year. Oswego prevent Cortland from scoring a try, winning 51-3 over the weekend. Umass blew out Uconn 80-15, Fairfield lost a close match to Fordham 32-36, Brockport was blown out by Buffalo 5-63, and Albany fell to Colgate 5-29.