2007 Richmond Spiders football team

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2007 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
Colonial Athletic Association Co-Championship
Conference Colonial Athletic Association South
Ranking
Sports Network #5[1]
FCS Coaches #4[2]
2007 record 11–3 (7–1 CAA)
Head coach Dave Clawson (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Durkin (run only) (11th year)
Defensive coordinator Russ Huesman (4th year)
Home stadium University of Richmond Stadium
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »

The 2007 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football during the 2007 season. Richmond competed as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and played their home games at the University of Richmond Stadium.

The Spiders were led by fourth-year head coach Dave Clawson. Richmond finished the regular season with a 9–2 overall record and 7–1 record in conference play, sharing the CAA title with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With Massachusetts having won the CAA's automatic berth to the FCS playoffs on a coin flip, the Spiders were awarded an at-large playoff berth. At home they defeated Eastern Kentucky, and then on the road, Richmond beat Wofford. In the semifinals, Richmond fell on the road to eventual national champion Appalachian State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 pm at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 17–41   32,215
September 8 12:30 pm at Northeastern Parsons FieldBoston, MA W 49–14   4,167
September 22 1:00 pm at Bucknell* Christy Mathewson-Memorial StadiumLewisburg, PA W 45–14   2,474
September 29 3:30 pm #11 New Hampshire #25 UR StadiumRichmond, VA CN8 W 45–38   8,995
October 6 12:00 pm at Towson #14 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD CSN L 21–23   5,746
October 13 3:30 pm Stony Brook* #20 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 42–0   5,150
October 20 3:30 pm Rhode Island #18 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 38–6   5,550
October 27 12:00 pm at #6 James Madison #14 Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA CSN W 17–16   14,009
November 3 3:30 pm #23 Villanovadagger #11 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA CN8 W 35–27   7,126
November 10 1:00 pm at #6 Delaware #9 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE W 62–56 5OT  21,187
November 17 12:00 pm William & Mary #7 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) CSN W 31–20   7,652
November 24 6:00 pm #9 Eastern Kentucky* #6 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA (First Round, Division I Championship) W 31–14   3,253
December 1 7:00 pm at #11 Wofford* #6 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC (Quarterfinals, Division I Championship) ESPNGP W 21–10   8,500
December 7 8:00 pm at #5 Appalachian State* #6 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC (Semifinals, Division I Championship) ESPN2 L 35–55   24,140
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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