RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Saturday’s contest between in-state rivals No. 8 Richmond and William & Mary won’t be for the CAA title or even a share like it was in 2015, instead this matchup is all about the Capital Cup in “The South’s Oldest Rivalry.”
While the Spiders have won the previous three encounters, including two in the back-to-back weeks a season ago from regular season to postseason, Richmond needs a win to preserve a first round bye in the 2016 FCS playoffs next week.
A loss to William & Mary diminishes any chances of having a week off. The Tribe football program is guaranteed its first losing since 2012, so all they have to worry about is ending it with a win and the Capital Cup back in their possession.