Two of the DI-AA semifinalists have been determined, as Tennessee and Dartmouth won the early quarterfinals matches Sunday.
Tennessee 45-27 Florida State
Tennessee controlled the scorebaord in the beginning and the end Sunday, but the Seminoles made a surge in the middle to stay competitive.
The Vols shot out to a 12-0 lead, and then led 17-3, but Florida State went on a 17-3 run to close out the first half and draw within three at 20-17 before intermission.
Tennessee opened the second half with a Nick Vigder penalty, one of three, but FSU took a 24-23 lead in the 47th minute with a converted Greg Kraus try.
Tennessee then reeled off three more tries and a penalty in the final 30 minutes to take the 45-27 victory and advance to the semifinals May 18 in Sandy, Utah.
Tries: Johnson, Evans, Wheeler, Adams, Ring, Roper
Cons: Vigder (3)
Pens: Vigder (3)
Florida State 27
Tries: Nilsson, Wertepny, Kraus
Cons: Ayo (3)
Pens: Ayo (2)
Dartmouth 42-12 Stony Brook
Stony Brook won the opening 10 minutes, but Dartmouth dominated the final 70 en route to a 42-12 win. The Seawolves scored all 12 of their points in the opening eighth of the game, and the Big Green scored 42 unanswered.
The Seawolves had trouble getting the ball in the hands of their dangerous wings after Dartmouth's forwards began controlling the game, as the Big Green owned the lion's share of possession.
Freshman Madison Hughes was great for Dartmouth, amassing 15 points from the tee and creating attacking opportunities with ball in hand.
Tries: Judge, Brakeley, Milligan, Anfo-Whyte, Clark (2)
Cons: Hughes (3)
Pens: Hughes (2)
Stony Brook 12
Tries: Kozak, Otoigiakhi