UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – With a slew of starters returning, an extremely talented group of up-and-comers and a brand new head coach, the University of Richmond football program enters 2017 with high expectations.
Those high expectations were put on paper by Athlon Sports, who ranked the Spiders No. 7 in the 2017 Preseason Top 25 poll.
Richmond finished 2016 with a 10-4 mark and a third straight trip to the FCS playoffs, which resulted in run to the FCS quarterfinals.
The Spiders are one of five CAA squads ranked in the Top-25 as the Colonial is expected to once again be the toughest league in all of FCS.
Richmond's 2017 schedule will prove to be tough with three top-10 opponents on the schedule and the University of Albany adding a fourth top-25 team to the Spiders' slate.
That slate opens up on Sunday, August 27 when Richmond travels to #4 Sam Houston State for an ESPNU showdown. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EST