Scores

Final/OT

Richmond 23

(9-3, 6-2 CAA)

William & Mary 20

(7-4, 5-3 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Zable Stadium, Williamsburg, VA

1 2 3 4 OT T
RICH 7 13 0 0 323
W&M 0 0 3 17 020

Top Performers

Passing: E. Ward (RICH) - 82 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Vaughan (RICH) - 30 CAR, 134 YDS

Receiving: R. Varno (W&M) - 6 REC, 67 YDS

Richmond 23, William &, Mary 20, OT

Associated Press

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Andrew Howard's 37-yard field goal on the second possession of overtime lifted Richmond to a 23-20 victory against William and Mary on Saturday and into the FCS playoffs.

William & Mary, which had a 39-yard field goal attempt blocked to end the extra period's first series, will have to wait until today's selection show to see if it makes the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

The Tribe (7-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) had just 12 yards on 24 plays in the first half, but outgained the Spiders (9-3, 6-2) 235-40 the rest of the way.

Derek Cox returned a punt 80 yards for a score to pull the Tribe within 20-13 with 3:02 to play and, after a successful onside kick, William & Mary drove 59 yards on 10 plays to tie the game on Jake Phillips' 1-yard sneak with 18 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICH
W&M
1st Downs1213
Total Yards236247
Passing82204
Rushing15443
Penalties2-212-30
3rd Down Conversions5-165-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers17
Possession32:1927:41

Passing Leaders

RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward9/17824.801
William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Phillips20/422044.906

Rushing Leaders

RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughan301344.5025
Ward14201.408
William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes19522.7020
Riggins111.001

Receiving Leaders

RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell23618.0031
Grayson22110.5020
William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
Varno66711.2033
Hill56713.4025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICHW&M
TD02:13Michael Silva Recovered Fumble In End Zone. (Andrew Howard Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERRICHW&M
FG07:01Andrew Howard 33 Yd 100
TD03:34Derek Hatcher 35 Yd Interception Return. (Andrew Howard Kick) 170
FG00:00Andrew Howard 18 Yd 200
THIRD QUARTERRICHW&M
FG05:00Brian Pate 32 Yd 203
FOURTH QUARTERRICHW&M
FG11:13Brian Pate 21 Yd 206
TD03:02Derek Cox 80 Yd Punt Return. (Brian Pate Kick) 2013
TD00:18Jake Phillips 1 Yd Run. (Brian Pate Kick) 2020
OVERTIMERICHW&M
FGAndrew Howard 37 Yd 2320