#SeawolvesSnaps - Opponent Outlook: Richmond
Aug 29, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
In the 20th installment of #SeawolvesSnaps, GoSeawolves.org previews Richmond, which Stony Brook will face on November 9. For season tickets, please call (631) 632-WOLF or CLICK HERE
Team: Richmond Spiders
2012 Record: 8-3, 6-2 CAA Football
Coach: Danny Rocco, second season at UR
Returning Starters: 9/2 (offense); 8/3 (defense)
Series History: Richmond leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Richmond defeated Stony Brook, 42-0, in 2007 despite outgaining the Spiders, 339-325. Former NFL running back Tim Hightower ran for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Scouting the Offense: Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Strauss will have the luxury of throwing to two of the CAA's better receivers in redshirt junior Stephen Barnette and senior Ben Edwards. The duo combined for 136 catches, 1700 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Richmond lost its top two runners from last year, but returns sophomore Jacobi Green. All five offensive linemen return for the Spiders.
Scouting the Defense: Richmond will be stout up front led by redshirt junior Evan Kelly and redshirt senior Kerry Wynn, both of whom started all 11 games. Redshirt junior linebacker Eric Wright, a third team All-CAA selection, was second on the team last season with 78 tackles. Darius McMillan and Cooper Taylor have graduated, creating a void in the secondary. Reggie Barnette will be the team's top defensive back.
Did You Know? Richmond head coach Danny Rocco is no stranger to Stony Brook. Rocco served as Liberty's head coach for six seasons.