Scores

Final

VMI 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Richmond 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Robins Stadium, Richmond, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 0 0 00
RICH 7 14 6 734

Top Performers

Passing: M. Strauss (RICH) - 265 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Green (RICH) - 8 CAR, 95 YDS

Receiving: B. Edwards (RICH) - 7 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Strauss throws 3 TDs, Richmond beats VMI, 34-0

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Strauss passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Richmond's 34-0 season-opening win over the Virginia Military Institute on a soggy Saturday night.

A threat of lightning caused play to be suspended for 70 minutes at halftime. By then, the Spiders led 21-0 on Strauss' TD completions to three different receivers. The junior quarterback finished 23-for-36 -- including a 59-yard strike to Ben Edwards -- before being spelled by Kyle Lauletta.

Jacobi Green rushed for a game-high 95 yards as Richmond compiled 539 yards of total offense.

The win was Richmond's eighth-straight in home openers and continues a streak of 11 in a row against VMI

The Keydettes were unable to find any spark on the damp night, converting on just one of 12 third downs. Quarterback Eric Kordenbrock passed for just 135 yards and was picked off three times. VMI was limited to 39 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
RICH
1st Downs926
Total Yards174539
Passing135313
Rushing39226
Penalties9-789-85
3rd Down Conversions0-1210-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers33
Possession26:0733:53

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock18/321354.203
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Strauss23/362657.431

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ziglar10212.1014
Watts791.304
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Green89511.9053
Moon7446.3012

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ziglar33511.7019
Forlines22010.0015
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards79513.6159
Barnette68614.3126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIRICH
TD10:01Jacobi Green 7 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Brandon Jordi Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERVMIRICH
TD02:19Ben Edwards 59 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Brandon Jordi Kick) 014
TD00:36Stephen Barnette 12 Yd Pass From Michael Strauss (Brandon Jordi Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERVMIRICH
FG10:09Brandon Jordi 29 Yd 024
FG04:25Brandon Jordi 38 Yd 027
FOURTH QUARTERVMIRICH
TD08:58Hunter Westfall 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Lauletta (Brandon Jordi Kick) 034