The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the D1AA fall playoffs get underway this weekend in two regional brackets. Both of those regions are in Ohio — go figure.
Meanwhile, the Red River is heating up, and one of the conference's games, Oklahoma at Texas A&M, is streaming live on FloRugby. Arkansas at LSU isn't too shabby of a matchup, either.
In the D1AA playoffs, you know we think Kentucky and Mary Washington are strong. But those two teams are in the same half of the playoffs (in one of the Ohio locations), and so we won't see those two play in the fall final.
Iona plays its own challenge match against Saint Mary's in Moraga, CA. The Gaels of California are going to be very strong, and the Gaels of New York have been hit with some injuries.
"We'll go out there and do our best," Iona coach Bruce McLane said.
Here are our picks:
|Nov. 17||Navy||at||Univ. Notre Dame||Non-Conf||Navy by 22|
|Nov. 18||Delaware||vs||Tufts||Liberty Challenge||Delaware by 6|
|Nov. 18||Stony Brook||vs||UMass||Liberty Challenge||UMass by 11|
|Nov. 18||Albany||vs||Fairfield||Liberty Challenge||Fairfield by 3|
|Nov. 18||Syracuse||vs||Rhode Island||Liberty Challenge||Rhode Island by 15|
|Nov. 18||Binghamton||vs||UConn||Liberty Challenge||UConn by 12|
|Nov. 18||AIC||vs||Fordham||Liberty Challenge||AIC by 17|
|Nov. 18||Northeastern||vs||Cortland||Liberty Challenge||Northeastern by 13|
|Nov. 18||Iona||at||Saint Mary's||Challenge Match||Saint Mary's by 29|
|Nov. 18||Texas||at||Arkansas State||Non-Conf||Arkansas State by 25|
|Nov. 18||Arkansas||at||LSU||Red River||LSU by 12|
|Nov. 18||Oklahoma||at||Texas A&M||Red River||A&M by 23|
|Nov. 18||Baylor||at||TCU||Red River||Baylor by 8|
|Nov. 18||FIU||at||FAU||SIRC||FIU by 24|
|Nov. 18||Memphis||at||Georgia Tech||SIRC||Memphis by 9|
|Nov. 18||James Madison||vs||Bowling Green||D1AA QFs||Bowling Green by 14|
|Nov. 18||Tennessee||vs||St. Joseph's||D1AA QFs||Tennessee by 14|
|Nov. 18||Rowan||vs||Mary Washington||D1AA QFs||Mary Washington by 31|
|Nov. 18||WMU||vs||Kentucky||D1AA QFs||Kentucky by 18|
|Nov. 19||D1AA Fall||vs||Semifinal||D1AA SFs||Tennessee over Bowling Green|
|Nov. 19||D1AA Fall||vs||Semifinal||D1AA SFs||Pick 'em UMW v UK|