UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – 145 Days.
That’s what is left before the Russ Huesman era officially kicks off for the University of Richmond football program.
But on Saturday morning, the Spiders had their final scrimmage tune-up before the annual Spring Game, which is set for Saturday, April 15th at Robins Stadium.
Richmond worked on situational scrimmage with two-minute drills, goal line and other game situations set up by Coach Huesman and his staff.
The Spiders’ new offensive look featured several QB runs throughout the day with Jake Clise and Joe Mancuso both getting loose for big yardage plays.
Rising junior Kevin Johnson continued his strong spring with WR Jarmal Bevels, finding Bevels four times throughout the day, including the first touchdown of the day.
Later in the day, Johnson also found Tyler Wilkins, who made a great cut and fought off tackles to get in the endzone.
Rising sophomore Devin Campbell was the biggest surprise of the day, getting loose for three big runs on the day, including barreling his way into the endzone.
Defensively, the Spiders picked off two passes, one by Trent Williams and the other from Madison Day, who dropped back in coverage from his linebacker spot.
DB Tafon Mainsah had several nice tackles on the day, while Andrew Clyde got in the backfield and hurried the passes three times throughout the scrimmage.
The special teams defense had a strong day as well, nearly blocking two punts and coming up with three blocked field goals, two by Joshua Anderson.
Richmond will return to the practice field on Tuesday (4:30) and Thursday (4:30) before Saturday’s Spring Game, which will get underway at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.