2005 Richmond Spiders football team

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2005 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
A-10 champion
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 8[1]
2005 record 9–4 (7–1 A-10)
Head coach Dave Clawson (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Russ Huesman (2nd year)
Home stadium University of Richmond Stadium
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#5 New Hampshire x$^   7 1         11 2  
#19 UMass   6 2         7 4  
Hofstra   6 3         8 4  
Maine   3 5         5 6  
Northeastern   3 6         3 9  
Rhode Island   2 6         4 7  
South
#8 Richmond x$^   7 1         9 4  
#25 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Towson   4 5         7 4  
Delaware   3 5         6 5  
William & Mary   3 5         5 6  
Villanova   2 6         4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2005 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond during the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Richmond competed as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) under second-year head football coach Dave Clawson and played its home games at University of Richmond Stadium.

Richmond finished the regular season with an 8–3 overall record and 7–1 record in conference play, sharing the A-10 title with the University of New Hampshire. The Spiders were awarded an at-large berth in the I-AA playoffs. The Spiders defeated third-seeded Hampton University in the first round of the playoffs, but fell in the quartfinals to Furman University. The Spiders finished the season with a #8 national ranking according to The Sports Network's Division I-AA poll.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 pm No. 15 Massachusetts UR StadiumRichmond, VA L 6–19   6,040
September 10 1:00 pm at Lafayette* Fisher FieldEaston, PA L 0–7   5,274
September 17 6:00 pm at Maine Alfond StadiumOrono, ME WABI W 26–21   4,762
September 24 7:00 pm at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 13–37   38,446
October 8 1:00 pm Villanova UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 38–20   3,508
October 15 12:00 pm No. 22 Delaware UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 20–10   3,115
October 22 1:00 pm No. 23 Hofstra UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 43–37 2OT  4,385
October 29 3:00 pm at No. 17 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA W 18–15   15,124
November 5 3:00 pm Virginia Military Institute*dagger No. 23 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA W 38–3   9,853
November 12 12:00 pm at Towson No. 18 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD CSNMA W 48–21   3,472
November 19 1:00 pm William & Mary No. 17 UR Stadium • Richmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 41–7   8,960
November 26 8:00 pm at No. 2 Hampton* No. 12 Armstrong StadiumHampton, VA (First Round, Division I Championship) ESPNU W 38–10   5,343
December 3 6:00 pm No. 3 Furman* No. 12 University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (Quarterfinals, Division I Championship) ESPNU/ESPNGP L 20–24   6,603
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Division I-AA Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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