In a rematch of their bout at the Las Vegas Invitational in early March, Arizona once again defeated Air Force, 51-7, in the D1A Playoffs Opening Round. The Vegas romp was a two-point victory for the Wildcats, but in Saturday’s affair, Arizona scored eight tries and shut out the Zoomies in the second half. With the win, the Wildcats travel to the Red River Conference Champion, Baylor, for the D1A... Read More
Arkansas State ended Utah Valley's run in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup with a 39-12 victory in Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday. The Red Wolves weathered early pressure and ultimately out ran the bigger and stronger Wolverines.
For the first 15 minutes of the game the teams traded possession inside the opposition 22-meter line. Arkansas State had the first foray into enemy territory but thanks to a... Read More
Penn State defeated a tough Army side 47-34 to advance to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup semifinals. The Nittany Lions jumped out to an early first half lead and every time Army tried to engineer a comeback Penn State answered.
West Point got on the board first in the first couple of minutes via a penalty. Penn State responded, however, with a pair of tries from senior leaders. Malcolm May dotted... Read More
The hard work of a grueling season finally paid off for San Diego State on Saturday as the Aztecs knocked off a solid Utah squad, 41-31, in the opening round of the D1A Playoffs. On Saturday in San Diego, Calif., both clubs matched each other blow for blow with SDSU outlasting its opponent in the end. With the victory, the Aztecs will face their California Conference rival, Saint Mary’s, in the... Read More
In the first overtime game in the history of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, Navy defeated Central Washington 27-24 to advance to the semifinals. The Midshipmen, who were severe underdogs in the game, shocked the Wildcats through sheer determination and tremendous heart.
It looked like another day at the office for Central Washington in the first five minutes. Alex McKensie scored a try to give... Read More
Cal started the defense of its Penn Mutual Varsity Cup title with a decisive 71-5 victory over Clemson. The Golden Bears jumped out to a 50-0 halftime lead as they cruised to victory in South Carolina.
Clemson battled for the first 15 minutes, causing Cal to commit a series of penalties and knock-ons. The Bears, however, still managed to find the try zone twice in the first five minutes to take... Read More
The Post season has started and the DI rankings will certainly be tested. The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup provided no major upsets that effect our rankings as all of the higher ranked Varsity Cup teams took care of business.
Of the top four, BYU was the only team in action. The Cougars dismantled Colorado State in the DIA playoffs. BYU remains at number two while the Rams move down to number 20.... Read More
Jake's Take is a regular column from Jake Feury. A recent graduate from Middlebury College, Jake has been involved in rugby for a number of years. Some of his playing experience includes stints with the Morris Lions (NJ), the GPS Gallopers (Australia), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (Dublin), Atlantis, the Northeast Academy and various age-grade All-American trials and tours. ... Read More
Navy defeated Boston College 54-14 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Midshipmen used a strong second half to pull away from a tough Boston College side.
Navy went up 5-0 early in the game but Boston College settled in after the early score. The game remained this way until around 10 minutes left in the first half, where Navy scored a converted try to take a 12-0... Read More
Two teams headed to the D1A Playoffs played on Saturday with tune-ups to prepare for the postseason. San Diego State finished its California Conference schedule with a 41-14 win over Cal Poly and Indiana pulled away in the second half over Notre Dame College, 39-10, as both teams get ready for their respective playoffs.
Indiana made the five-hour trip to South Euclid, Ohio on Saturday to compete... Read More