2016 Richmond Spiders Football Team
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2016 Richmond Spiders Football Team
2016 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Ranking
STATSNo. 8
FCS CoachesNo. 8
2016 record10-4 (5-3 CAA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJohn Garrett (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorChris Cosh (1st season)
Home stadiumE. Claiborne Robins Stadium
(Capacity: 8,700)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 James Madison $^   8 0         14 1  
No. 11 Villanova ^   6 2         9 4  
No. 17 New Hampshire ^   6 2         8 5  
No. 8 Richmond ^   5 3         10 4  
Maine   5 3         6 5  
Albany   4 4         7 4  
Stony Brook   4 4         5 6  
William & Mary   3 5         5 6  
Towson   3 5         4 7  
Delaware   2 6         4 7  
Elon   1 7         2 9  
Rhode Island   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2016 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Danny Rocco and played their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. The Spiders were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.[1] They finished the season 10-4, 5-3 in CAA play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated North Carolina A&T and North Dakota in the first and second round before losing in the quarterfinals to Eastern Washington.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 pmat Virginia*No. 4ESPN3W 37-2049,270
September 106:00 pmNorfolk State*No. 2CSNW 34-08,700
September 17noonat Stony BrookNo. 2ASNL 14-424,450
September 243:30 pmNo. 23 Colgate*No. 7
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSN MA+W 38-318,700
October 13:30 pmTowsonNo. 6
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSNW 31-288,700
October 83:30 pmat No. 16 AlbanyNo. 6DZW 36-30 3OT9,052
October 153:30 pmNo. 13 VillanovadaggerNo. 6
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSNW 23-08,700
October 223:30 pmat ElonNo. 6PAAW 35-78,178
November 53:30 pmNo. 7 James MadisonNo. 6
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSNL 43-478,700
November 123:30 pmDelawareNo. 8
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSNW 31-178,700
November 19noonat William & MaryNo. 7ASNL 13-349,740
November 262:00 pmNo. 17 North Carolina A&T*No. 12
ESPN3W 39-103,281
December 36:00 pmat No. 8 North Dakota*No. 12ESPN3W 27-249,837
December 104:00 pmat No. 3 Eastern Washington*No. 12ESPN3L 0-385,150

Roster

Game summaries

at Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Spiders 6 10 7 14 37
Cavaliers 0 7 0 13 20

Norfolk State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 0
#2 Spiders 7 7 10 10 34

at Stony Brook

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Spiders 7 7 0 0 14
Seawolves 14 7 14 7 42

Colgate

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Raiders 14 3 0 14 31
#7 Spiders 10 7 14 7 38

Towson

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 7 0 28
#6 Spiders 7 14 3 7 31

at Albany

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
#6 Spiders 3 7 3 7376 36
#16 Great Danes 7 3 3 7370 30

Villanova

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Spiders 7 3 3 10 23

at Elon

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Spiders 3 3 22 7 35
Phoenix 0 0 0 7 7

James Madison

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Dukes 14 10 6 17 47
#6 Spiders 10 14 7 12 43

Delaware

1 2 3 4 Total
Fightin' Blue Hens 7 0 3 7 17
#8 Spiders 7 10 0 14 31

at William & Mary

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Spiders 7 6 0 0 13
Tribe 3 3 14 14 34

FCS Playoffs

First Round - North Carolina A&T

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Aggies 7 0 3 0 10
#12 Spiders 14 9 9 7 39

Second Round - North Dakota

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Spiders 7 0 7 13 27
#8 Fighting Hawks 7 10 7 0 24

Quarterfinals - Eastern Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Spiders 0 0 0 0 0
#3 Eagles 7 14 10 7 38

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS 4 2 (21) 2 (18) 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 7 12 8
Coaches 4 2 (3) 2 (2) 9 7 7 7 7 6 6 8 7 12-T 8
FCS Playoffs Not released 7 8 8 Not released

References

  1. ^ "Spider Football Announces 2016 Schedule". The Official Athletic Website of the University of Richmond. November 12, 2015. Retrieved 2016.

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