|2013 GAMEDAY CENTRAL - TOWSON
Gameday Info - RobinsStadium.com
|Who||Richmond Spiders (2-5, 0-3) vs. No. 6/8 Towson Tigers (7-1, 3-1)|
|When||Saturday, October 26 - 12:00 PM | Tickets|
|Where||University of Richmond, Va. | Weather | Campus Map|
|Venue||Robins Stadium | Seating Chart | Parking | Maps | Gameday Promotions|
|Radio||ESPN 950 AM | RichmondSpiders.com|
|TV||CSN-MA/CSN-P/CSN-NE/CSS/SNY | TV Information | SpiderTV in HD|
|Game Notes||Richmond | Towson | CAA|
|Pregame Media||Coach Rocco CAA Teleconference | Coach Rocco Press Conference
|SpiderTV||Rhode Island Highlights | Fisher/Kelly Press Conference|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | #SpiderFootball|
Pettus Leading the Country in Interceptions
With his two interceptions last week at Rhode Island, senior DB Wayne Pettus is now tied for the national lead in interceptions with five. Three other players – Mike Armiento of Colgate, Daniel Fitzpatrick of Tennessee State and J.D. Roussel of Sacred Heart each have picks on the season as well, with Fitzpatrick and Roussel each playing in eight games.
Spiders Against Ranked Opponents
Dating back to the start of the 2007 season, Richmond has posted a record of 21-18 against ranked opponents. Richmond’s last win against a ranked opponent came last season, when the Spiders defeated then No. 2-ranked James Madison on October 20, 2012.
Richmond Interception Streak at 17 Games
With three interceptions last week at Rhode Island, Richmond has recorded at least one pick in 17-straight games. Over that stretch, the Spiders have intercepted a total of 37 passes. Richmond led the FCS in interceptions last season with 24 and this year rank third in the country with 13 picks.
Strauss Throwing For Big Numbers
Redshirt junior QB Michael Strauss has put up huge numbers through seven games for Richmond this season. Strauss leads the CAA in yards per game (298.7), completions (195) and attempts (311). Nationally, Strauss ranks ninth in total passing yards (2,091) and 10th in passing yards per game.
Richmond’s Defense Among National Leaders
The Spider defense has been terrific early this season, ranking 10th in the country in scoring defense (19.1) and 25th in the nation in total defense (345.1). In the CAA, Richmond ranks third in the league in scoring defense and sixth in total defense.
Spiders Boast Impressive Pass Offense
Through seven games this season, Richmond boasts the most prolific passing attack in the CAA. The Spiders lead the league in pass yards per game (308.9), completions (202) and attempts (321). Nationally, Richmond ranks 11th in pass offense.