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With the Eastern and Midwest college conferences wrapping up their fall seasons, multiple non-conference games took center stage this weekend. Navy and St. Bonaventure pulled off big upsets while Army, Lindenwood, Utah, and Arkansas State picked up decisive victories. In D1AA conference championships, St. Joseph’s and Kentucky won the MARC and SCRC, respectively.

With the Rugby East season complete last weekend, most of the division was still on the field on Saturday. In a stunning upset, St. Bonaventure beat Davenport, 33-32, and Army cracked the Zoomies of Air Force, 66-7. It wasn’t as joyous for Penn State and Wheeling Jesuit as they lost to Navy and Notre Dame. Lastly, Buffalo picked up a 36-20 road win over Binghamton.

In the week before the Big Ten conference championships, Indiana blanked Michigan, 40-0, and Ohio State topped Wisconsin, 43-19. Based on the results, Indiana and its undefeated record will play the Buckeyes on Saturday for the title.

Match-ups between two pairs of undefeated squads highlighted the Liberty play, but the scores weren’t close. In the New England division, Northeastern asserted its dominance over UConn winning, 53-5, and in a test between the leaders of the I-95 and Empire divisions, Iona dispatched Cortland, 57-18. Fordham, Rhode Island, and Syracuse also won this weekend.

In the big non-conference games, Utah crushed Wyoming, 79-10, and Arkansas State took out Arkansas, 31-19. In the battle of the Lindenwoods, the Lions beat the Lynx, 71-5. Colorado won huge at home against New Mexico in the Rocky Mountain and Texas and LSU scored 60+ point wins in the Red River.

In D1AA, St. Joe’s and Kentucky took home the hardware in the MARC and SCRC on Sunday winning their respective conference championships. The Hawks beat Rowan, 27-11, and the Wildcats edged Tennessee, 26-22.

Mary Washington capped off its undefeated Chesapeake season with a 43-10 win over Mount St. Mary’s and sealed its entrance into the championship. With victories on Saturday, James Madison and Virginia Tech will play next Saturday to decide who plays the Mothers for the crown.

In the Ivy, Dartmouth won by forfeit, Yale beat Harvard, and Penn blanked Cornell. The Ivy final is next Saturday pitting Harvard versus Dartmouth.

After the first meeting between the DI Mid-Atlantic’s top teams was postponed, Rocky Gorge and the Norfolk Blues finally met on the pitch and the action didn’t disappoint. 80 minutes of rugby resulted in an intense 21-17 win for Rocky Gorge. With a victory over Potomac, the Pittsburgh Harlequins evened their record to 4-4 and Schuylkill River’s win against Washington Irish improves the Exiles to 4-3.

The marathon Midwest entered its 12th week and Metropolis remained unbeaten with a 48-14 win over Cincinnati. The Chicago Lions are the closet team with 9-3 record after beating Palmer, 26-15. KC and Milwaukee also won on Saturday.

Lastly, the fall finale in the Atlantic North between two cross-town rivals saw NYAC conquer Old Blue, 52-39.

HOMESCOREAWAYSCORECONFERENCE
Michigan15Minnesota22D1A - Big Ten
Ohio State31Purdue24D1A - Big Ten
Stony Brook5Fordham31D1A - Liberty
Colgate14Binghamton32D1A - Liberty
American International College71Rutgers0D1A - Liberty
Brockport17Albany48D1A - Liberty
Oswego State5Syracuse43D1A - Liberty
Rhode Island0Northeastern69D1A - Liberty
Tufts0UConn30D1A - Liberty
UMass49Fairfield14D1A - Liberty
Delaware15West Chester24D1A - Non-Conference
Notre Dame7Davenport48D1A - Non-Conference
KutztownCancelledVirginia TechCancelledD1A - Non-Conference
Western Michigan12Indiana35D1A - Non-Conference
Iona7Navy25D1A - Non-Conference
Arkansas State63Mississippi State0D1A - Non-Conference
Colorado College17Air Force21D1A - Non-Conference
Saint Bonaventure10Army28D1A - Rugby East
Buffalo3Army86D1A - Rugby East
Penn State29Notre Dame College14D1A - Rugby East
New Mexico26Colorado49D1A -Rocky Mountain
Towson39Georgetown14D1AA - Chesapeake
Mary WashingtonPostponedJames MadisonPostponedD1AA - Chesapeake
Salisbury17Maryland12D1AA - Chesapeake
Indiana (PA)33Pittsburgh26D1AA - Mid-Atlantic
St. Joseph's24Rowan19D1AA - Mid-Atlantic
West Virginia11Temple32D1AA - Mid-Atlantic
Cincinnatti10Kentucky50D1AA - Non-Conference
Dartmouth45New England College12D1AA - Non-Conference
Kennesaw StateCancelledAlabamaCancelledD1AA - SCRC
Tennessee68Middle Tennessee State0D1AA - SCRC
NYAC26Life31Men's DI Club - Atlantic North/ARP
Old Blue52Mystic River14Men's DI Club - Atlantic North/ARP
Schuylkill River Exiles36Baltimore-Chesapeake22Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Rocky Gorge Rugby38Pittsburgh Harlequins14Men's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Northern Virginia RugbyPostponedNorfolk BluesPostponedMen's DI Club - Mid-Atlantic
Detroit Tradesmen45Chicago Griffins29Men's DI Club - Midwest
Chicago Lions75Columbus Rugby21Men's DI Club - Midwest
St. Louis Bombers0Metropolis Rugby59Men's DI Club - Midwest
Milwaukee Barbarians14Palmer College Dragons48Men's DI Club - Midwest
Ontario Arrows40Glendale Raptors18MLR - Exhibition
Albany Sirens5Philadelphia Rugby31Women's DI Club - Eastern
D.C. Furies12Atlanta Harlequins51Women's Premier League
Oregon Sports Union26San Diego Surfers29Women's Premier League
Chicago North Shore0Glendale Merlins45Women's Premier League
New York Rugby30Beantown Rugby33Women's Premier League