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Richmond Postgame Notes vs. Virginia

Sept. 1, 2012

Richmond Postgame Notes vs. Virginia

Team Notes
• Richmond dropped its season-opener for just the second time in five years
• Saturday's game marked the first at Richmond for new head coach Danny Rocco
• Virginia now leads the all-time series with the Spiders 27-2-2

Player Notes
• Nick Hicks' 65-yard punt tied his career long, with the redshirt senior also setting career-highs with eight punts for 345 yards
• FB Kendall Gaskins' second-quarter 3-yard score was just the second receiving TD of his career
• Gaskins' now has sole possession of sixth place in the program annals with 22 career rushing touchdowns
• QB John Laub made his fourth career start on Saturday and is now 2-2 in those games
• Laub's 4-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to FB Seth Fisher marked the second-career passing TD for the redshirt senior. The score was part of a 6-of-6 effort for Laub in the nine-play scoring drive.
• Laub set new career-bests with 17 completions, 35 attempts and 178 passing yards
• QB Michael Strauss' 3-yard pass to Gaskins marked the sophomore transfer's first career pass and touchdown pass
• Strauss finished the game 7-of-8 for 60 yards and a TD
• DB Aaron Roane recorded 12 tackles to set a career-high and equaled his career-best with 1.0 tackles for loss
• DB Reggie Barnette recorded his first-career tackles for loss with two and came up just two tackles short of his career-best 14 tackles
• LB Eric Wright also established a new career-high with nine tackles, while DB Doug Howell followed suit with eight stops on the day
• LB Darius McMillan ended the game with 10 tackles
• Fisher's touchdown catch represented just his second-career reception, with his first coming on a 2-yd catch the play before.

 

 

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