2014 ACRC Bowl Series: Kutztown University vs University of Michigan
Michigan showed speed and heart, but a methodical, athletic Kutztown squad wore down the Wolverines in a 43-17 ACRC Bowl Series victory for the Golden Bears.
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Michigan struck first with a try by Matt Kasten, answered soon after by Kutztown's Bilah Hassen. It was pretty much Kutztown thereafter as the Bears' relentless physicality and superior ball control kept the pressure on in Michigan territory until the final minutes, when the Wolverines kicked it up a notch to score a final try.
About University of Michigan vs. Kutztown University
Kutztown faced the University of Michigan at 1:00pm Saturday November 22nd 2014 at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game pitted two teams known for strength, agility and a dynamic, open style of play.
The Golden Bears suffered a few late-season injuries. The Bears battered but far from broken, emerged from Rugby East Conference play with a 9-1 record—their one loss a very close game at West Point.
The Wolverines can point to victories against Illinois and Wisconsin (handing the Badgers their only conference loss), as well as a very close 19-17 loss to Big Ten regular season champ Indiana, as proof of their readiness to battle one of the top teams in the nation.
University of Michigan Wolverines Lineup
Nick Fehrman - Prop
Head Coach: Brandon Sparks
Kutztown Golden Bears Lineup
Johan Van Wyk - Prop
Adam Grider - Fullback
Head Coach: Doc Jones