Spiders topple Tribe

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by Brian Smith

WVEC.com

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 2:51 AM

RICHMOND- 19th ranked William and Mary football closed out the season with a 31-20 loss at Richmond on Saturday afternoon. Although W&M (7-5, 4-4) led 10-7 after the first quarter, Richmond (6-6, 4-4) outscored the Tribe 17-3 in the second quarter and added a touchdown on its opening drive of the second half to earn the win.

Richmond outgained the Tribe, 382-306, and controlled the time of possession, 34:00-26:00. Additionally, the Spiders converted on all five of their trips into the red zone (four touchdowns).

Senior quarterback Brent Caprio completed 22-of-37 passes for a career-high 250 yards, while junior wide receiver Tre McBride totaled 282 all-purpose yards – which ranks 10th in school history.

Junior linebacker Airek Green led the Tribe defensively and recorded a career-high 13 tackles and returned a fumble that he forced 40 yards for a touchdown. He also posted a sack and two tackles for a loss. Senior Jerome Couplin III and sophomore linebacker Luke Rhodes registered 12 tackles apiece.

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