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Saint Mary's going for the try vs BYU. Karen Drinkwater Photo.

DIA had a number of crucial conference matchups this past weekend and a few northeastern schools took part in non-conference action.


St. Mary’s shut the door on any doubt that they were the team to beat in this conference. In the only game of the weekend, the Gaels blitzed UC-Davis 78-0.

The Gaels are now 4-0 in the conference and have clinched the division. Davis, and San Diego State  both have two losses and will be pushing for an at large playoff spot. Cal Poly still has a number of games to make up in the conference but lost to Davis earlier this year.


Lindenwood remains one game behind Life after narrowly edging Arkansas State 36-32 this past weekend. Although the Red Wolves lost, a close match with a highly ranked Lindenwood on the road, will likely improve their standing in the rankings.

Davenport got back into the win column this weekend with a 41-15 win over Clemson.

Currently, life is 4-0, Lindenwood at 4-1, Davenport at 2-2 and Arkansas State at 1-3. Life is still atop the conference despite being idle this weekend. The next to weeks will be a test for Life as they travel to ASU and Lindenwood back-to-back.

Red River

Baylor has wrapped up the northern division. The Bears are 5-1 but Oklahoma, who is in second place, has three losses. The Bears have one conference game left and cannot be caught.

In the south, Texas A&M defeated LSU 29-14 this weekend. Both teams now sit with one loss in the division and are vying for one spot in the playoffs. The teams will meet again March 24 in what should be for all the marbles.

Baylor will meet the southern winner on April 7 for the right to head to the DIA playoffs.

Several other non-conference games took place over the weekend. Cal lost the second leg of its home and home to UBC while Army scored 113 consecutive points after a Dartmouth score for a convincing win over the Big Green. Navy kept its winning streak alive with a 41-0 win over Norfolk club team.

The PAC was idle due to the Las Vegas 7s.