ASU Hammers Davenport in Rematch

D1A Rugby: ASU Hammers Davenport in Rematch

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Davenport suffered their first-ever home loss on Saturday, falling 27-60 to the #1 Arkansas State Red Wolves in Grand Rapids.

The last time the two met, Davenport almost pulled an epic upset in front of ASU’s home crowd. That experience was fresh in the minds of the Red Wolves the second time around.

Arkansas State struck early and often, leading the home team 39-13 at half time. The second half saw Davenport try to stage a comeback as prop Angus MacLellan scored a brace of tries for the Panthers within 3 minutes of one another, but it was all too late.

With the win, ASU is guaranteed a spot in the D1A postseason, but the seeding depends largely on the Red Wolves’ game against Life University (#2 in the conference) on April 13.

Prior to that, Life makes their way up to Grand Rapids next weekend to play Davenport.