|2012 GAMEDAY CENTRAL - DELAWARE - SENIOR DAY|
|Who||No. 20/23 Richmond Spiders (6-3, 4-2) vs. Delaware Blue Hens (5-4, 2-4)|
|When||Saturday, November 10 - 3:30 PM | Tickets|
|Where||University of Richmond, Va. | Weather | Campus Map|
|Venue||Robins Stadium | Seating Chart | Parking | Maps | Gameday Promotions|
|Radio||ESPN 950 AM | WOLF 93.1 FM | RichmondSpiders.com|
|Game Notes||Richmond | Delaware | CAA|
|Pregame Media||Coach Rocco CAA Teleconference | Coach Rocco Press Conference
Coach Keeler CAA Teleconference
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook|
Spiders Honor Senior Class
Before the game on Saturday, the Richmond Spiders will honor 14 student-athletes and one student manager in their final regular-season game at Robins Stadium. The 2012 Spider Football senior class has helped Richmond post a 26-18 record over the past four seasons, winning the 2009 CAA Championship and helping the Spiders reach the NCAA Quarterfinals and a final national ranking of No. 9 in 2009.
Richmond Rises in the National Rankings
After defeating Rhode Island this past weekend, 39-0, at a sold-out Robins Stadium, the Spiders rose in the national rankings. In the Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll, the Spiders moved up to spots from No. 22 last week to No. 20 this week. After receiving votes the last two weeks in the Coaches Poll, Richmond entered the rankings for the first time at No. 23.
Offensive Line Leading the Country
The Richmond Spiders are leading the nation heading into this weekend, having allowed just one sack all season. The Spiders are tied with The Citadel atop the category, having given up just one sack against then No.4-ranked Old Dominion on September 29.
Turnovers Tell the Story
Entering their game against Delaware on Saturday, the Richmond Spiders are tied for the national lead in interceptions with 19. On the other side of the ball, the Spiders are also tied for national lead in fewest interceptions thrown with two. That adds up to a +16 turnover margin for Richmond, which is the second best in the country.
On This Date in Spider Football History
On November 10, 2007, the No. 8 Richmond Spiders defeated the No. 6 Delaware Blue Hens in the longest game in program history. Richmond came away with a 62-56 win in five overtimes in Newark. The 2007 squad would go on to win the CAA Championship, reach the NCAA Semifinals and achieve a final national ranking of No. 4.
Taylor Earns Second CAA Honor of Season
After helping lead the Spider defense to its first shutout in over three years, senior DB Cooper Taylor was named CAA Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. In the 39-0 win over URI last Saturday, Taylor had a game-high 13 tackles to go with 0.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup.
Gaskins Continues Climb in Record Book
With his pair of touchdown runs in the Spiders' 39-0 win over Rhode Island last week, FB Kendall Gaskins recorded his 11th and 12th scores of the season, upping his career mark to 34. Gaskins ranks third on the Spiders' all-time scoring list, just one behind Josh Vaughan and five behind school-record holder Tim Hightower.
Richmond Posts Impressive Shutout Versus URI
The Richmond Spiders defense was the story on November 3, leading the team to a 39-0 dismantling of Rhode Island at Robins Stadium. The swarming Spider defense totaled five interceptions, two sacks, five tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries and seven pass breakups in the victory. The shutout was the first for Richmond since blanking Hofstra, 47-0, on September 19, 2009.