Scores

Final

William & Mary 20

(4-7, 2-6 CAA)

Richmond 31

(9-2, 7-1 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 17, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
W&M 0 6 7 720
RICH 7 14 10 031

Top Performers

Passing: J. Phillips (W&M) - 342 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Vaughan (RICH) - 28 CAR, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Mack (MURR) - 10 REC, 201 YDS

Richmond 31, William &, Mary 20

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Josh Vaughan ran for a career-high 132 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, and Richmond recorded seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception in a 31-20 victory over William & Mary.

The Spiders' win, combined with Massachusetts' 27-5 victory over Hofstra, created a tie for Colonial Athletic Association's automatic bid to the Football Championship Division playoffs. Massachusetts won a coin flip for the automatic bid later Saturday.

The Spiders, (9-2, 7-1 CAA) scored first on a 16-yard Vaughan run midway through the first quarter. They extended the lead to 14-0 in the second period, when Justin Forte blocked a punt and Patrick Weldon ran it in from the 5.

Jake Phillips, who threw for 342 yards for William & Mary (4-7, 2-6), hit Drew Atchison for a 4-yard score with 9:41 remaining, but Vaughan answered with a 2-yard touchdown run on the Spiders' next possession. Vaughan had 33 yards on four carries on the 58-yard drive.

In the second half, Richmond's Andrew Howard hit a 28-yard field goal with 12:48 remaining in the third quarter. The Tribe's Phillips scored from the 1 on the ensuing series, cutting the margin to 24-13 with 10:37 left.

A 5-yard scoring run by Richmond quarterback Eric Ward and a 5-yard touchdown on an end-around by the Tribe's Elliott Mack completed the scoring.

Mack had a career-high 10 catches for 201 yards for the Tribe.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
W&M
RICH
1st Downs2521
Total Yards429385
Passing342153
Rushing87232
Penalties2-126-67
3rd Down Conversions5-125-15
4th Down Conversions0-22-4
Turnovers42
Possession22:5837:02

Passing Leaders

William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Phillips23/433428.011
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward11/211537.302

Rushing Leaders

William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marriner11787.1025
Riggins6111.805
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughan281324.7225
Hightower15604.0010

Receiving Leaders

William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mack1020120.1046
Dohse68914.8041
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grayson36521.7035
Monteverde12121.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERW&MRICH
TD07:38Josh Vaughan 16 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yds, 4:27
07
SECOND QUARTERW&MRICH
TD11:39Patrick Weldon 5 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Andrew Howard Kick) 014
TD09:41Andrew Atchison 4 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Pat Failed)
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yds, 1:58
614
TD07:47Josh Vaughan 2 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 58 yds, 1:54
621
THIRD QUARTERW&MRICH
FG12:48Andrew Howard 28 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 10 yds, 2:01
624
TD10:37Jake Phillips 1 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 64 yds, 2:11
1324
TD03:47Eric Ward 5 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 36 yds, 3:20
1331
FOURTH QUARTERW&MRICH
TD05:03Elliott Mack 5 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 98 yds, 3:03
2031