Dec 4, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT
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-Richmond senior RB Jacobi Green enters the weekend having rushed for 1,285 yards – good for second in CAA Football behind William & Mary junior Kendall Anderson (1,355 yards). Green, though, leads the conference with 116.8 yards per game and has averaged a whopping 185.6 yards per contest over the last five games.
-Spider WR Brian Brown has accounted for 1,180 yards receiving this season and is just 10 yards away from the all-time single-season UR record. Did you know? Brown became the first Richmond wideout to eclipse 1,000 yards twice in a career.
-William & Mary has played a conference foe in the FCS Playoffs five times previously before Saturday’s Second Round matchup. The Tribe are 2-3 in those contests all-time.
-Richmond has never played a conference opponent in the FCS Playoffs.
-UR DB David Jones is currently tied with former Spider Jeff Nixon (1976) for the most interceptions in a single-season with eight.
-W&M enters this weekend’s re-match with Richmond (the 126th all-time meeting) having lost four-straight games in the series. The Tribe were limited to a season-low 95 rushing yards in their loss on Nov. 21.
-Interestingly, William & Mary has rushed for 26 total TDs on the ground this season. In the team’s three loses, however, the Tribe have not scored a single rushing TD.
-James Madison last won a home playoff game in 2008 over Villanova (31-27).
-The Dukes lead the FCS in both total offense (549.7 yards per game) and third-down conversion percentage (.553), and also rank second with 313 first downs this fall.
-Madison’s RB duo of Cardon Johnson and Khalid Abdullah both have the chance to go over 1,000 yards rushing this weekend. Johnson, who’s scored 10 TDs, is credited with 989 rush yards so far this season, while Abdullah, who’s scored 12 times, owns 902 yards.
-Of the eight total playoff contests on Saturday, only JMU-Colgate and Portland State-Northern Iowa feature teams which have not yet played each other this season.
-Colgate University, located in Hamilton, N.Y. (Madison County), was once named Madison University from 1846 to 1890.
-Maine Head Coach Jack Cosgrove announced last week that he will step down as the Black Bears’ leader after 23 seasons at the helm. Cosgrove owns a program-best 129 victories, three conference titles and five playoff appearances while at Maine.
-The current longest-tenured head coaches in CAA Football are Jimmye Laycock at William & Mary (36 years), Andy Talley at Villanova (31 years), and Sean McDonnell at New Hampshire (17 years).
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