Richmond Spiders football

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Richmond Spiders football
2014 Richmond Spiders football team
Richmond Spiders logo.svg
First season 1881
Athletic director Jim Miller
Head coach Danny Rocco
2nd year, 14–8  (.636)
Home stadium E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
Stadium capacity 8,700
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Richmond, Virginia
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division South
All-time record 513–623–53 (.454)
Postseason bowl record 1–1 (.500)
Claimed national titles 1 (2008)
Conference titles 13
Colors

UR Blue and UR Red

          
Rival William & Mary Tribe and JMU Dukes
Website RichmondSpiders.com

The Richmond Spiders are a college football team representing the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond was the Division I Football Championship Subdivision champion for the 2008 season. Richmond currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Wayne Lineburg was named interim head coach of the Spiders on August 23, 2011, succeeding Latrell Scott, who had resigned on that same day.[1]

In 2008, #7 Richmond beat Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian State, and Northern Iowa to advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship against Montana. In the FCS National Championship Game on December 19, 2008, they defeated Montana 24–7 to win the first team NCAA national title for the University of Richmond in any sport.

Richmond's traditional rival in many sports is the College of William & Mary. Richmond and William & Mary have met 123 times since 1898, making the rivalry (sometimes referred to as "the South's oldest rivalry") the fourth most-played in Division I college football. Only Lafayette-Lehigh, Princeton-Yale, and Harvard-Yale have played more games. The winner of the annual W&M–Richmond match-up claims the Capital Cup (formerly the I-64 Trophy), which reflects the historical significance of the cities of Williamsburg and Richmond as the last two capitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[2] Richmond scored a 13–10 victory in 2009's inaugural Capital Cup, with kicker Andrew Howard making a 48-yard field goal as time expired.

Spiders in professional football[edit]

Undrafted players and non-NFL draftees[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

The Spiders have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs eight times. Their combined record is 10–7. They were FCS National Champions in 2008.

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 First Round
Quarterfinals
Boston University
Rhode Island
W 35–33
L 17–23
1987 First Round Appalachian State L 3–20
1998 First Round Lehigh L 23–24
2000 First Round
Quarterfinals
Youngstown State
Monana
W 10–3
L 20–34
2005 First Round
Quarterfinals
Hampton
Furman
W 38–10
L 20–24
2007 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Eastern Kentucky
Wofford
Appalachian State
W 31–14
W 21–10
L 35–55
2008 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Eastern Kentucky
Appalachian State
Northern Iowa
Montana
W 38–10
W 33–13
W 21–20
W 24–7
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Elon
Appalachian State
W 16–13
L 31–35

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