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Postgame Notes: Richmond 35, No. 2 James Madison 29
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 10/20/2012
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Postgame Notes: Richmond 35, No. 2 James Madison 29

Team Notes
- The Robins Stadium sell-out was the third this season. Since opening prior to the 2010 year, Richmond has sold out 12 games at Robins Stadium, and today was the eighth consecutive sell-out dating back to 2011.
- Richmond improved to 5-3, 3-2 in CAA conference play.
- The Spiders moved to 52-5 when leading at halftime since the start of the 2004 season.
- Richmond now leads the all-time series with JMU 17-13.
- The offensive line for Richmond did not allow a sack in the game, and have only allowed one sack all year, which leads the nation in number of sacks allowed.
- Richmond outscored JMU 13-6 in the third quarter.  In their 2012 season, Richmond is now outscoring opponents 84-27 in the third quarter.
- Richmond improves to 41-6 when scoring 30 or more points since the start of the 2005 season.
- The Spiders have scored over 35 points in five of their last six contests.
- The Spiders entered today's game with a league-leading 12 interceptions which was second-best in the nation, and finished the game with 14 interceptions.
- The last time Richmond had a QB throw for 4 touchdowns in a game was when Eric Ward threw for 4 touchdowns against Hofstra on September 19, 2009.
- Richmond's last win over a No. 2 ranked team was a 33-13 victory over second-ranked Appalachian State, 33-13, Dec. 6, 2008.
- The last win over ranked a top-five team was a 13-10 win over No. 5 William & Mary on Nov. 21, 2009.
- The last unranked Richmond team to defeat a top-five team was a 28-0 win over No. 4 Rhode Island on Oct. 25, 2001. 

Player Notes
- In his first career start, redshirt sophomore QB Michael Strauss set career-highs in completions (27), attempts (43), yards (271), touchdowns (four).
- Strauss' four passing touchdowns mark the first time a Richmond QB has thrown four touchdowns in a game since Eric Ward did it against Hofstra (9/19/2009).
- Redshirt sophomore DB Reggie Barnett had an interception in the second quarter, which was his second of the season, third of his career.
- Redshirt junior TE Sam Roller had a 31-yard reception in the second quarter setting a new career long for receptions.
- Redshirt junior DT Kerry Wynn had two pass breakups setting a new career-best.
- Wynn and redshirt senior DB Cooper Taylor each recorded two tackles-for-loss, which matches Wynn's career-best and is a career-high for Cooper.
- Redshirt senior DB Doug Howell recorded his team-leading fourth interception of the year late in the second quarter.
- Redshirt sophomore WR Stephen Barnette had nine receptions for 144 yards, both being career highs. Barnette also recorded one touchdown matching his career-best.
- Saturday's game was Barnette's second career 100-yard receiving game.
- Sophomore DB Aaron Roane recorded his second sack of the year in the third quarter.
- Roane also had a career-best 14 tackles in the game.
- Junior WR Ben Edwards threw one complete pass for 32 yards, which are both career-highs.
- Redshirt senior TE Kevin Finney caught a career-high three touchdown passes in the game.
- Sophomore WR Rashad Ponder had a 20-yard reception in the third quarter setting a new career-long.
- Senior RB Kendall Gaskins rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.  The touchdown is his 10th of the season, which leads the CAA.  The touchdown is also his 32nd of his career, third-best all-time at Richmond.
- Gaskins totaled a career-high 106 rushing yards in the game.  It was Gaskins' second-career 100-yard rushing game.
- Gaskins now has 28 career rushing touchdowns, which ties him for third all-time rushing touchdowns.
- Redshirt junior TE Sam Roller recorded a career-best 38 receiving yards.
- Redshirt senior DB Darryl Hamilton had eight tackles, matching his career-best.

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