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William & MaryTribeW&M
4-7, 2-6 Conf
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RichmondSpidersRICH
9-2, 7-1 Conf

Richmond 31, William &, Mary 20

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.

NCAAF News

2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10