2017 Richmond Spiders football team

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2017 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2017 record 6–5 (4–4 CAA)
Head coach Russ Huesman (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Durden (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Adam Braithwaite (1st season)
Home stadium E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
(Capacity: 8,217)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 James Madison $^   8 0         14 1  
No. 11 Stony Brook ^   7 1         10 3  
No. 20 Elon ^   6 2         8 4  
No. 12 New Hampshire ^   5 3         9 5  
Delaware   5 3         7 4  
Richmond   4 4         6 5  
Towson   3 5         5 6  
Villanova   3 5         5 6  
Maine   3 5         4 6  
Albany   2 6         4 7  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
William & Mary   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2017 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Russ Huesman and played their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. The Spiders were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.[1] They finished the season 6–5, 4–4 in CAA play to finish in sixth place.

Coaching change[edit]

Russ Huesman, who previously served as defensive coordinator for the Spiders from 2004–2008 including the Spiders' national championship year of 2008, returned to the program after serving as head coach at Chattanooga for eight seasons. He replaced Danny Rocco, who served as head coach of the Spiders for five seasons before taking the same position at Delaware.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1[a] 7:00 p.m. at No. 3 Sam Houston State* No. 7 McLane StadiumWaco, TX ESPN3 L 34–48   8,048
September 9 1:00 p.m. at Colgate* No. 9 Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY STADIUM W 20–17   6,994
September 16 2:00 p.m. Howard* No. 8 Robins StadiumRichmond, VA CSN MA+ W 68–21   8,217
September 23 6:00 p.m. Elon No. 8 Robins Stadium • Richmond, VA WTVR DT3 L 33–36   8,217
October 7 3:00 p.m. No. 24 Albany No. 14 Robins Stadium • Richmond, VA NBCS WA+ W 41–38 2OT  8,217
October 14 4:00 p.m. at Towson No. 13 Johnny Unitas StadiumTowson, MD FSGO W 23–3   5,768
October 21 3:30 p.m. at Delaware No. 11 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE CSL[2] L 35–42 2OT  15,710
October 28 3:00 p.m. No. 22 Stony Brookdagger No. 19 Robins Stadium • Richmond, VA CSL[2] L 24–27   8,217
November 4 1:00 p.m. at No. 20 Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA NNAA W 22–0   3,508
November 11 3:30 p.m. at No. 1 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA MASN2 L 13–20   24,586
November 18 3:00 p.m. William & Mary Robins Stadium • Richmond, VA (Capital Cup) NBCS WA W 27–20   8,057
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  1. ^ Game was originally scheduled for August 27, but postponed and relocated due to Hurricane Harvey.

Game summaries[edit]

at Sam Houston State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Spiders 6 14 7 7 34
No. 3 Bearkats 6 35 7 0 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Spiders 0 7 0 13 20
Raiders 0 7 7 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2016 W, 38–31

Howard[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 7 7 7 21
No. 8 Spiders 14 34 13 7 68
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 6 13 7 10 36
No. 8 Spiders 7 7 12 7 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 2016 W, 35–7

Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 24 Great Danes 0 14 10 770 38
No. 14 Spiders 0 14 7 1073 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2016 W, 36–30 3OT

at Towson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Spiders 7 10 0 6 23
Tigers 0 0 0 3 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2016 W, 31–28

at Delaware[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 11 Spiders 7 7 14 070 35
Fightin' Blue Hens 14 7 0 777 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–20 2016 W, 31–17

Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Seawolves 7 10 3 7 27
No. 19 Spiders 7 3 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2016 L, 14–42

at Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 3 5 14 0 22
No. 20 Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–22 2016 W, 23–0

at James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 7 3 3 13
No. 1 Dukes 0 10 0 10 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–16 2016 L, 43–47

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 0 3 14 3 20
Spiders 0 7 13 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–62–5 2016 L, 13–34


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 Final 
STATS FCS 7 9 8 8 16 14 13 11 19 RV RV RV RV RV 
Coaches 7 9 6–T 6 15 14 13 10 17 RV RV RV RV NR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven Nationally-Ranked Programs Highlight 2017 Spiders Schedule". The Official Athletic Website of the University of Richmond. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Washburn, Rob (August 18, 2017). "CAA PARTNERS WITH CBS SPORTS DIGITAL". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved August 22, 2017.