Niagara University held it's annual "Saturday Night Lights Game" hosting cross town rival Canisus College for the first time in this annual event. Niagara entered the game with a three game winning streak and were committed to making it a four game streak. The Purple Eagles started off very tough and never looked back in their 24-5 win. Niagara dominated the game by controlling the ball and not giving Canisus much of a chance to get an offensive attack started. Niagara finished the fall campaign with a 4-2 record.
Niagara is a member of the Upstate Small School Rugby Conference and plays in the West Division. Niagara finished third in the division behind the #1 team of Alfred and #2 team of Ithaca.