This week’s D1A action featured a late shakeup in the Rocky Mountain Conference. No. 17 Colorado State knocked off No. 16 Air Force 57-27, grabbing a crucial win to put the Rams in position to take the conference with a 4-0 conference record. The Rams offense exploded in the last 30 minutes despite being shorthanded from penalty trouble with Ethan Smith, Max Whelan, and Joseph Yallop scoring tries off the bench.

On the East Coast, No. 10 Army continued to make its push for a shot at the Rugby East Conference with a 51-32 victory over No. 13 Kutztown. The Black Knights looked strong offensively, notching their third win in a row, and now the Rugby East title will come down to a long-awaited matchup between Army and No. 6 Penn State. The Nittany Lions took care of Buffalo 98-17 in a late tune-up before their final conference matchup to defend their 2016 Rugby East Championship.

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