#7 Spiders gamble and beat Towson for 10th straight home win, 31-28

UR's Kyle Lauletta throws in Spiders 31-28 win over Towson at Robins Stadium in Richmond, Va. on October 1st, 2016.
UR's Kyle Lauletta throws in Spiders 31-28 win over Towson at Robins Stadium in Richmond, Va. on October 1st, 2016.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — #7 Richmond may not look as dominant as predicted in the preseason, head coach Danny Rocco doesn’t matter how it all comes together so long as his team wins the game.

On Saturday, the Spiders (4-1) rallied from down 28-21 in the third quarter to earn their first conference win of the season (1-1) 31-28 over Towson. It was Richmond’s 10th straight home win at Robins Stadium, setting a new school record.

The game winning play for the Spiders came with 10 minutes left to play in the final period. On 4th and 2 inside the Tigers five yard line, Rocco sent out the field goal unit down 28-24. Backup quarterback David Broadus then checked the formation to shotgun, where he took a direct snap and crossed the plain for a only touchdown of the ball game.

Kyle Lauletta was solid again under center for the Spiders throwing for 233 yards and three touchdowns.

Richmond’s true freshman Xavier Goodall made his second career start on Saturday. He followed up his 127 yard rushing performance against Colgate with another 100+ yard output against Towson (128 rushing yards). He also caught one of Lauletta’s touchdowns in the second quarter.

The Spiders go back on the road next Saturday October 8th to face the Albany Great Danes in New York.