Scores

Final

Richmond 30

(5-3, 3-2 CAA)

Massachusetts 15

(4-3, 2-2 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 18, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
RICH 9 7 7 730
MASS 0 9 3 315

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (MASS) - 165 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Vaughan (RICH) - 21 CAR, 156 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: V. Cruz (MASS) - 8 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Richmond 30, Massachusetts 15

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Tailback Josh Vaughan rushed for a career-high 156 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Richmond to a 30-15 victory over Massachusetts in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday.

Vaughan's final touchdown for the Spiders (5-3, 3-2 in the CAA) came with 1:22 to play. UMass (4-3, 2-2 CAA)was held to Armando Cuko 44-yard field goal in the second half.

After the Minutemen pulled to within four points of a tie (16-12) on Cuko's first field goal in the third quarter, the Spiders widened the gap on Vaughan's 13-yard run set up by Eric McBride's blocked punt.

Andrew Howard started the scoring with a 23-yard field goal. and Eric Ward clicked on a 13-yard pass to Joe Monteverde to help Richmond take a 9-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The touchdown capped a 65-yard drive in 11 plays.

UMass got its first points on a 22-yard field goal by Armando Cuko early in the second quarter. But Richmond completed a 60-yard drive later in the quarter, with Ward's 2-yard keeper up the middle.

UMass then moved 77 yards in 9 plays in the final minute of the half, with Liam Coen passing to Victor Cruz to bring the Minutemen within seven points of a tie (16-9).

The half ended with Richmond's Howard falling short on a 55-yard field goal attempt.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICH
MASS
1st Downs1713
Total Yards281236
Passing97165
Rushing18471
Penalties4-427-46
3rd Down Conversions5-105-16
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers11
Possession32:3327:27

Passing Leaders

RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward11/20974.910
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coen18/301655.510

Rushing Leaders

RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughan211567.4246
Wilkins5275.4010
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson23612.7011
Cruz12121.0021

Receiving Leaders

RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart33913.0025
Grayson3237.709
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz88110.1122
Horne34013.3018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICHMASS
FG10:37Andrew Howard 23 Yd 30
TD01:36Joe Monteverde 13 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Pat Failed) 90
SECOND QUARTERRICHMASS
FG09:41Armando Cuko 22 Yd 93
TD03:11Eric Ward 2 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 163
TD00:47Victor Cruz 22 Yd Pass From Liam Coen (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 169
THIRD QUARTERRICHMASS
FG08:54Armando Cuko 44 Yd 1612
TD05:23Josh Vaughan 13 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 2312
FOURTH QUARTERRICHMASS
FG12:46Armando Cuko 38 Yd 2315
TD01:22Josh Vaughan 5 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 3015