Punt return TD, 4 FGs key Richmond’s FCS win over NC A&T

UR's Kevin Johnson (7) rolls out to pass in 1st round of FCS Playoffs at Robins Stadium in Richmond, Va. on November 26, 2016 (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
UR's Kevin Johnson (7) rolls out to pass in 1st round of FCS Playoffs at Robins Stadium in Richmond, Va. on November 26, 2016 (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dejon Brissett returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and Griffin Trau kicked four field goals to lead Richmond to a 39-10 win over North Carolina A&T in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

Brissett’s return, the longest touchdown of the season by the Spiders, put Richmond up 14-7 in the first quarter. Trau kicked three field goals in the second quarter, giving him a single-season record of 20 and pushing the lead to 23-7.

Trau matched the single-game record with his fourth in the third quarter.

Richmond (9-3) plays at seventh-seeded North Dakota (9-2) next Saturday.

The Aggies (9-3) opened the scoring on a 12-yard pass from Oluwafemi Bamiro to Denzel Keys. Bamiro was 13 of 28 with two interceptions. A&T had four turnovers and just 226 yards of total offense.

Kevin Johnson closed out the scoring for Richmond with a 32-yard pass to Brian Brown and a 7-yard run. Johnson threw for 315 yards and the Spiders had another 176 on the ground.