2007 Richmond Spiders football team

The 2007 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond during the 2007 NCAA Division I FCS football season. Richmond competed as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and played their home games at the University of Richmond Stadium.

2007 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
CAA co-champion
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
DivisionSouth
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 5[1]
FCS CoachesNo. 4[2]
2007 record11–3 (7–1 CAA)
Head coachDave Clawson (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Durkin (run only) (11th season)
Defensive coordinatorRuss Huesman (4th season)
Home stadiumUniversity of Richmond Stadium
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
No. 7 UMass x+^   7 1         10 3  
Hofstra   4 4         7 4  
No. 14 New Hampshire ^   4 4         7 5  
Maine   3 5         4 7  
Northeastern   2 6         3 8  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
South
No. 5 Richmond x+^   7 1         11 3  
No. 12 James Madison ^   6 2         8 4  
No. 2 Delaware ^   5 3         11 4  
Villanova   5 3         7 4  
William & Mary   2 6         4 7  
Towson   1 7         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

The Spiders were led by fourth-year head coach Dave Clawson. Richmond finished the regular season with a 9–2 overall record and 7–1 record in conference play, sharing the CAA title with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With Massachusetts having won the CAA's automatic berth to the FCS playoffs on a coin flip, the Spiders were awarded an at-large playoff berth. At home they defeated Eastern Kentucky, and then on the road, Richmond beat Wofford. In the semifinals, Richmond fell on the road to eventual national champion Appalachian State.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 pmat Vanderbilt*L 17–4132,215
September 812:30 pmat NortheasternW 49–144,167
September 221:00 pmat Bucknell*W 45–142,474
September 293:30 pmNo. 11 New HampshireNo. 25CN8W 45–388,995
October 612:00 pmat TowsonNo. 14CSNL 21–235,746
October 133:30 pmStony Brook*No. 20
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, Virginia
W 42–05,150
October 203:30 pmRhode IslandNo. 18
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, Virginia
W 38–65,550
October 2712:00 pmat No. 6 James MadisonNo. 14CSNW 17–1614,009
November 33:30 pmNo. 23 Villanova No. 11
  • UR Stadium
  • Richmond, Virginia
CN8W 35–277,126
November 101:00 pmat No. 6 DelawareNo. 9W 62–56 5OT21,187
November 1712:00 pmWilliam & MaryNo. 7
CSNW 31–207,652
November 246:00 pmNo. 9 Eastern Kentucky*No. 6
W 31–143,253
December 17:00 pmat No. 11 Wofford*No. 6ESPNGPW 21–108,500
December 78:00 pmat No. 5 Appalachian State*No. 6ESPN2L 35–5524,140

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports Network's Final 2007 FCS College Football Poll". Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. ^ "2007 FCS Coaches Poll". Archived from the original on 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2009-10-28.