Aggies can stay alive in South Title chase with win against Tigers. Arkansas benefiting from Jack Casey’s return, Oklahoma looks to recover from Baylor loss, and Texas Tech shoots to end winless drought versus Houston.
Returning to the D1A Playoffs and advancing to the next round is the program’s goal this season and scheduling tougher opponents will continue to be part of their plan to sustain a high level of play in the future.
Oklahoma, the team that sits atop of the conference standings, and No. 17 LSU, the only Red River side in Canterbury Top 20, will meet Saturday in a match that could very well decide who wins the conference.
There is a healthy slate of nonconference matches to keep an eye on this weekend in D1A Rugby. Most notable are Top 20 pairings between Arizona and Colorado State, as well as Cal Poly and San Diego State.
The results from Week 6 play led to no changes at the top of the Division standings; Cal, BYU, Arkansas State, Army and Navy all remained undefeated in CPD play, although Navy had quite the test from a very good Kutztown team.
The fifth week of CPD play began and ended with commanding victories by BYU and Cal. Despite their lopsided victories, these two teams were unable to overshadow play by the rest of the Premier Division, which saw a total of nine hat tricks this weekend!
The USA Rugby College Premier Division (CPD) Barnburner for this week is a clash of collegiate rugby powerhouses battling for supremacy in the Mid-South Conference. The Life University Running Eagles and the Arkansas State Red Wolves are set to battle at 1:00 p.m. CDT at the Arkansas State Rugby Pitch in Jonesboro, Ark.
The second week of the CPD season has come and gone, but not without its fair share of excitement. There were high-scoring matches across the board, with the closest margin being a 29-20 victory for Utah over an Arizona State team looking to make a big impact this year.