SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Tim Hightower rushed for two second-half touchdowns to lead Richmond to its first-ever spot in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals in a 21-10 victory at Wofford on Saturday night.
The Spiders (11-2) set a school mark for wins this season when Hightower found the end zone.
He had an 18-yard run to the Wofford 1, then followed with his first touchdown to put Richmond ahead 14-10 with 11:55 to play.
The Spiders got the ball back three minutes later when safety Michael Ireland picked up a botched punt attempt -- the only one tried by either team -- and ran it back to the Terriers' 1. Hightower scored one play later and Richmond was up 21-10.
Hightower was held to 88 yards, nearly 100 fewer than the 180 he put up in the opening playoff victory over Eastern Kentucky last week.
The road won't get easier for the Colonial Athletic Association co-champs -- the Spiders will likely travel to face two-time defending NCAA FCS winners, Appalachian State in the semis.
Wofford (9-4) had beaten the Mountaineers in September, three games after Appalachian's stunning victory at Michigan. The Terriers had hoped to face their Southern Conference brothers once again with a spot in the national finals on the line.
But they couldn't get past Hightower and the Spiders.