2018 Richmond Spiders Football Team
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2018 Richmond Spiders Football Team
2018 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2018 record4-7 (2-6 CAA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJeff Durden (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorAdam Braithwaite (2nd season)
Home stadiumE. Claiborne Robins Stadium
(Capacity: 8,217)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Maine $^   7 1         10 4  
No. 9 James Madison ^   6 2         9 4  
No. 16 Stony Brook ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 20 Towson ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 24 Delaware ^   5 3         7 5  
No. 19 Elon ^   4 3         6 5  
Rhode Island   4 4         6 5  
William & Mary   3 4         4 6  
New Hampshire   3 5         4 7  
Villanova   2 6         5 6  
Richmond   2 6         4 7  
Albany   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Russ Huesman and played their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. The Spiders were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 4-7, 2-6 in CAA play to finish in a tie for tenth place.

Previous season

The Spiders finished the 2017 season 6-5, 4-4 in CAA play to finish in sixth place.

Preseason

CAA Poll

In the CAA preseason poll released on July 24, 2018, the Spiders were predicted to finish in seventh place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 James Madison 241 (21)
2 New Hampshire 206 (2)
3 Delaware 182
4 Stony Brook 169
5 Elon 168 (1)
6 Villanova 164
7 Richmond 127
8 Maine 81
9 Albany 78
10 Towson 74
11 William & Mary 55
12 Rhode Island 39

Preseason All-CAA Team

The Spiders had four players selected to the preseason all-CAA team.

Award watch lists

Award Player Position Year
Buck Buchanan Award[2] Andrew Clyde DT SR

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.at Virginia*ESPN3L 13-42[3]40,524
September 86:00 p.m.Fordham*NBCS WAW 52-7[4]8,057
September 13[a]5:00 p.m.at Saint Francis (PA)*NECFRW 35-27[5]1,234
September 226:00 p.m.at No. 20 Stony BrookCBSI Digital/CBS SportsLiveL 10-36[6]6,272
September 293:00 p.m.No. 2 James Madison
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+L 10-63[7]8,217
October 63:00 p.m.Delaware
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA or NBCS WA+L 28-43[8]8,217
October 137:00 p.m.at AlbanyUAlbany Live Events[10]W 27-24[9]4,059
October 201:30 p.m.at No. 11 ElonFCS/FSGOL 28-38[11]5,982
November 33:00 p.m.Villanovadagger
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA or NBCS WA+L 21-45[12]8,117
November 103:00 p.m.No. 16 Maine
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA or NBCS WA+L 9-28[13]7,820
November 172:00 p.m.at William & MaryCox YurviewW 10-6[14]9,739
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
  1. ^ Game was originally scheduled for September 15 in Richmond, but relocated due to Hurricane Florence.

Game summaries

at Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 10 0 3 0 13
Cavaliers 14 14 7 7 42

Fordham

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Spiders 7 10 35 0 52

at Saint Francis (PA)

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 2 7 3 23 35
Red Flash 0 3 17 7 27

at Stony Brook

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 3 0 7 0 10
No. 20 Seawolves 9 7 6 14 36

James Madison

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Dukes 7 28 21 7 63
Spiders 3 7 0 0 10

Delaware

1 2 3 4 Total
Fightin' Blue Hens 19 14 10 0 43
Spiders 7 3 6 12 28

at Albany

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 7 10 7 3 27
Great Danes 7 7 7 3 24

at Elon

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 7 7 7 7 28
No. 11 Phoenix 14 7 14 3 38

Villanova

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 13 18 7 45
Spiders 0 7 7 7 21

Maine

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Black Bears 14 7 7 0 28
Spiders 0 3 0 6 9

at William & Mary

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 7 3 0 10
Tribe 0 0 0 6 6

References

  1. ^ Washburn, Rob (July 24, 2018). "James Madison Favored To Win Fourth Straight CAA Football Title in 2018". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "FCS football: 2018 Buck Buchanan Award watch list announced". August 2, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Richmond @ Virginia box score". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Fordham @ Richmond box score". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Richmond @ St. Francis (PA) box score". Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Richmond @ Stony Brook box score". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "James Madison @ Richmond box score". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Delaware @ Richmond box score". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Richmond @ Albany box score". Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Upcoming Live Events". The Official Athletics Site of the University of Albany. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Richmond @ Elon box score". Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Villanova @ Richmond box score". Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Maine @ Richmond box score". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Richmond @ William & Mary box score". Retrieved .

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