In its first match of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, BYU edged a scrappy UCLA side 45-16 in Westwood, Calif. BYU jumped out to an early lead and with a tenacious, well-conditioned side, UCLA was never able to recover.
Joseph Nicholls opened the scoring for the Cougars with a try in the fifth minute, and six minutes later Jordan Lowry got his first of two tries on the afternoon. The winger has been... Read More
In a gusting wind, Central Washington slipped by Utah 18-7 in a rare low-scoring game for two high-powered offenses. The Wildcats used stout defense and a couple of timely scores to edge the Utes.
The first 30 minutes of the contest were back and forth with both teams trying to establish possession. A strong wind, however, bogged down both offenses and left chances gone begging.
The Wildcats... Read More
For the second consecutive week, Navy escaped with a one-point victory in the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. The Midshipmen won 24-23 over Clemson Saturday in a tight contest for their third victory over the Tigers this year.
Aaron Keers opened the scoring for Clemson, giving the Tigers and early 3-0 lead. Navy responded with a converted try from lock Cade Pope, but Clemson mauled over a score to... Read More
It's playoff time, and the cream is rising. The Central Washington Wildcats might be the creamiest of teams at the moment, having throttled Arizona State 72-10 in the opening round of the Varsity Cup. The result vindicates the high ranking CWU has enjoyed all season, despite playing little collegiate competition of note.
UCLA also enjoyed a big weekend in its Varsity Cup opener, beating Air... Read More
The University of Washington dominated Washington State University over the weekend to secure a spot in the NCRC championship match April 11. Washington held its opponents scoreless for three quarters of the match but eventually gave up a try, winning by a score of 35-5.
According to Washington’s Head Coach, Kevin Swiryn, his team played as a solid unit on defense, an effort that complemented the... Read More
With a fierce wind to contend with, St. Mary’s shut out Army in the second half while putting up four tries to win 40-12 in West Point, N.Y. Saturday. Completing a three-game East Coast road trip, St. Mary’s broke Dartmouth 76-3 and it’s second side tied Iona, 27-27 before playing Army on Saturday. In the match against Army, the Gaels only led by two points in a close first half and used the... Read More
On Saturday, Western Washington punched its ticket to the NCRC final next week. After being up 33-7 at half, the Vikings beat Oregon 43-17 to make their way to the championship against Washington next week. The NCRC playoff is for its DI-AA postseason, berth, as its regular season champion, Central Washington, competes in the Varsity Cup.
According to Paul Horne, the head coach for Western... Read More
At the second annual Kutztown Invitational, the hosting Golden Bears utilized their powerful defense to stop American International College (AIC) and win the tournament final, 26-12. Playing at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium in Kutztown, Pa., Kutztown beat out a field of seven clubs to win the premier division, as well as their second side winning the six-team open division over a strong... Read More
In Hanover, NH Saturday, Navy escaped with a 23-22 victory over Dartmouth. In a game that saw several lead changes, Navy managed to get the final blow, earning a date with Clemson in the round of eight.
Navy controlled the game early and looked as though it might run away with the contest. The Midshipmen placed intense defensive pressure on the Big Green early, and after forcing a knock on, took... Read More
For the second consecutive year, Texas eliminated Notre Dame to advance to the second round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup. In Austin, Texas, the Longhorns used two second half scores and solid defense to defeat the Fighting Irish, 22-17.
Texas started strong and started the scoring with a try in the opening minutes. Tommy Gilmore bashed through the Notre Dame defense for a score under the posts... Read More