One of the biggest DIA collegiate matches of the early season is this weekend in Tucson, Ariz. when Arizona welcomes #3 Saint Mary’s College to its home opener. Playing under the lights on Friday at William David Sitton Field, this contest will be invaluable to both sides playing against a strong club so early in the season.
Each team has one game under its belt with decidingly different results... Read More
The college 15s season is done and dusted, with no more games left to help sort the final rankings. The top four is easy, below that, it gets a little tougher. BYU beat Cal and St. Mary's. Cal beat St. Mary's. St. Mary's beat Life. There's your inarguable top four.
No. five could be Central Washington or Davenport. Tough one to pick since they didn't play each other or have any common opponents,... Read More
For the last three years, the D1A National Championship has came down to the same two teams, No. 3 Life University and No. 4 Saint Mary’s College of California. The Running Eagles won the 2013 edition, 16-14, and SMC took last year’s game, 21-6. The 2015 match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta would not disappoint, as the game came down to the last play with the... Read More
Life advanced to its third-straight D1A championship game with a 43-14 defeat of Lindenwood in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. The Running Eagles built a four-try second-half advantage before the Lions were able to get on the board.
Life won the kicking battle and proved better in the set pieces, which made the biggest difference in the match. The semifinal was hotly contended, as referee Derek Summers... Read More
The six best teams in the country are still in the hunt for a National Championship. BYU and Cal will do battle in the Varsity Cup final for a third-straight year Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City. At the same time, Davenport travels to St. Mary’s and Life hosts Lindenwood in the D1A semifinals. These teams are, without much dispute, the six best teams in the country.... Read More
In the first round of the D1A playoffs, Davenport bested Wheeling Jesuit 38-8 to advance to the quarterfinals. Despite a slow start, the Michigan side used a strong second half to send the West Virginia school home empty handed.
The first 20 minutes saw two unfamiliar teams feeling each other out. Davenport made a few tactical changes prior to the game, and the Panthers struggled to get going... Read More
Utah defeated Cal Poly 31-26 Saturday to advance to the D1A quarterfinals. The Utes overcame a halftime deficit to earn a date with St. Mary’s in the next round.
Utah opened the scoring two minutes into the game, but the rest of the first half was all Cal Poly. Utah struggled in the set piece and spent nearly 30 minutes of the first half defending in its own territory. Poly scored two tries to... Read More
Playoff time is upon us pretty much across the board, so highly ranked teams will be playing one another for the next few weeks. The chalk held in most of those matches through the weekend.
The top six remains unchanged for the eighth week in a row, with BYU beating UCLA, Cal clobbering Texas, St. Mary's punishing Santa Clara and Central Washington edging Utah. Life and Army were dormant. ... Read More
After missing the postseason last year, Penn State and Wisconsin each had something to prove in the first round of the D1A National Playoffs in Cottage Grove, Wis. The Nittany Lion defense proved formidable and Wisconsin was unable to break through for the victory as Penn State will advance to the quarterfinals, 33-8.
Penn State earned an at large bid to the DI-A Playoffs after going 4-2 in the... Read More