2019 Richmond Spiders football team

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2019 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2019 record5–4 (4–1 CAA)
Head coachRuss Huesman (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Durden (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorAdam Braithwaite (3rd season)
Home stadiumE. Claiborne Robins Stadium
(Capacity: 8,217)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 James Madison   5 0         8 1  
No. 23 New Hampshire   4 1         5 3  
Richmond   4 1         5 4  
Albany   3 2         5 4  
No. 18 Villanova   3 3         6 3  
Elon   3 3         4 5  
Stony Brook   2 3         5 4  
No. 21 Towson   2 3         5 4  
Delaware   2 3         4 5  
Maine   2 3         4 5  
William & Mary   1 4         3 6  
Rhode Island   0 5         2 7  
As of November 7, 2019; Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2019 Richmond Spiders football team represents the University of Richmond in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They are led by third-year head coach Russ Huesman and play their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. The Spiders are a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Previous season[edit]

The Spiders finished the 2018 season 4–7, 2–6 in CAA play to finish in a tie for tenth place.

Preseason[edit]

CAA poll[edit]

In the CAA preseason poll released on July 23, 2019, the Spiders were predicted to finish in tenth place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 James Madison 238 (20)
2 Towson 217 (3)
3 Maine 201 (1)
4 Elon 164
5 Delaware 162
6 Stony Brook 151
7 New Hampshire 109
8 Rhode Island 104
9 Villanova 84
10 Richmond 62
11 William & Mary 58
12 Albany 34

Preseason All-CAA team[edit]

Senior defensive lineman Maurice Jackson was named preseason defensive player of the year for the CAA and to the preseason all-conference team. Safety Daniel Jones was named honorable mention for the all-conference team.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
August 297:00 p.m.Jacksonville*MASN
NBCS P
W 38–197,702[2]
September 73:30 p.m.at Boston College*ACCN ExtraL 13–4530,111[3]
September 146:00 p.m.No. 25 Elon
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+L 20–427,703[4]
September 281:00 p.m.at Fordham*StadiumL 16–235,578[5]
October 52:00 p.m.Albany
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+W 23–208,061[6]
October 12noonat No. 18 MaineFloSportsW 24–175,126[7]
October 196:00 p.m.Yale*
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+L 27–287,510[8]
October 261:00 p.m.at No. 19 DelawareFloSportsW 35–2515,308[9]
November 23:00 p.m.No. 20 Stony Brookdagger
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+W 30–107,209[10]
November 91:00 p.m.at No. 18 VillanovaFloSports [11]
November 163:30 p.m.at James MadisonMASN
SNY
[12]
November 23noonWilliam & Mary
WTVR
WTKR
[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries[edit]

Jacksonville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 6 0 13 19
Spiders 14 17 7 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 10 0 3 13
Eagles 21 14 10 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 1971 L, 0–24

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Phoenix 14 14 14 0 42
Spiders 0 7 6 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2018 L, 28–38

at Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 3 7 3 3 16
Rams 0 10 13 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0–1 2018 W, 52–7

Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Great Danes 7 6 0 7 20
Spiders 10 13 0 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 2018 W, 27–24

at Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 7 14 3 0 24
No. 18 Black Bears 7 3 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–14 2018 L, 9–28

Yale[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 7 14 28
Spiders 3 17 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Delaware[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 21 7 7 0 35
No. 19 Fightin' Blue Hens 7 3 15 0 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–22 2018 L, 28–43

Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Seawolves 3 7 0 0 10
Spiders 0 20 7 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2018 L, 10–36

at Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0
No. 18 Wildcats 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–23 2018 L, 21–45

at James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0
Dukes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–18 2018 L, 10–63

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 0
Spiders 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
62–62–5 2018 W, 10–6

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
STATS FCS RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV  
Coaches NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washburn, Rob (July 23, 2019). "James Madison Picked to Capture CAA Football Championship in 2019". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jacksonville vs. Richmond - Game Summary - August 29, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Richmond vs. Boston College - Game Summary - September 7, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Elon vs. Richmond - Game Summary - September 14, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Richmond vs. Fordham - Game Summary - September 28, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Albany vs. Richmond - Game Summary - October 5, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Richmond vs. Maine - Game Summary - October 12, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Yale vs. Richmond - Game Summary - October 19, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Richmond vs. Delaware - Game Summary - October 26, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Stony Brook vs. Richmond - Game Summary - November 2, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Richmond vs. Villanova - Game Summary - November 9, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Richmond vs. James Madison - Game Summary - November 16, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "William & Mary vs. Richmond - Game Summary - November 23, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 Football Schedule". University of Richmond Athletics. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "2019 Richmond Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.