2022 Richmond Spiders Football - Countdown - Elon

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I expect winning this road game against the former Fighting Christians would be a little special for Coach Huesman who has not had any luck versus the Phoenix in a regular season since arriving at UR in 2017...

the Phoenix and Spiders programs look very similar, both trying to find a way to get back to Championship and Playoff caliber football...

a valuable CAA road win would give us a game up on Elon who hopes to get back to the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2018...thank goodness QB Davis Cheek is gone!...like Richmond the Phoenix will likely be starting a proven FCS QB, a transfer who led Montana St. to the FCS Playoffs last season...

the Elon WRs are stout and their OL is veteran...last season a leaky defense may have cost the Phoenix a Playoff spot...Coach Trisiani replaced the defensive coordinator in an effort to shore up things...

this should be a very competitive and entertaining CAA football game...we don't have to win it to contend for the Championship and a Playoff bid, but it sure would help!

enjoy Episode Five of the Countdown at the link below...

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Elon transfer QB to replace graduating Cheeks

Matthew Mckay from Montana State. Started career at NC State.

  • Played the 2018 and 2019 seasons at North Carolina State, redshirting in 2017, before moving on to Montana State to play the 2021 fall campaign
  • Played in 11 games at NC State, starting five times in 2019, throwing for as many as 308 yards in a game against East Carolina
  • Threw for almost 1,000 yards in his career at NC State
  • Was the starting quarterback at Montana State, leading the team to the FCS playoffs in a 12-3 season that included a 7-1 conference mark
  • Was 153-of-248 (61.7 percent) passing for 2,037 yards to go with 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions
  • Was 19-of-29 for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a near upset of FBS Wyoming, a program that advanced to, and won, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

 

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Transfers

Matthew McKay (QB)Montana StateElon


Cornell Hendrick Jr. (WR)Old DominionElon
Jake Marion (K)Georgia StateElon
Shon Brown (LB)Coastal CarolinaElon
Jalen Hampton (RB)Virginia TechElon
 

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I know it's Vanderbilt, and only the first game, but geez it looks like another very tough QB and potentially team in the CAA...

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The Transfer portal has provided many QB “finds” for coaches which otherwise wouldn’t have occurred,ours included.

In the case of McKay who went to Wakefield HS in North Carolina,he’s bounced around.Elon is his 3rd school.

  • Played the 2018 and 2019 seasons at North Carolina State, redshirting in 2017, before moving on to Montana State to play the 2021 fall campaign
  • Played in 11 games at NC State, starting five times in 2019, throwing for as many as 308 yards in a game against East Carolina
  • Threw for almost 1,000 yards in his career at NC State
  • Was the starting quarterback at Montana State, leading the team to the FCS playoffs in a 12-3 season that included a 7-1 conference mark
  • Was 153-of-248 (61.7 percent) passing for 2,037 yards to go with 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions
  • Threw for 5,932 yards and 58 touchdowns, rushing for 2,386 yards and 39 scores, at Wakefield High School
 

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Tribe kind of handed this one to Elon with horrible field position and two fumbles on our end during the second half. Cudos to the Phoenix for running the ball like no one else has against us and playing strong D. The QB and RB are very good.
 

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Tribe kind of handed this one to Elon with horrible field position and two fumbles on our end during the second half. Cudos to the Phoenix for running the ball like no one else has against us and playing strong D. The QB and RB are very good.
Referring to transfer QB Matthew Mckay from Montana State. Started career at NC State.

and Jalen Hampton transfer RB from Hokies.High school Georgetown Prep in Bethesda.
 

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Referring to transfer QB Matthew Mckay from Montana State. Started career at NC State.

and Jalen Hampton transfer RB from Hokies.High school Georgetown Prep in Bethesda.
re field position today Coach Huesman said Fighting Christians have best kicker in CAA...Elon Coach T credited kicker with pinning Indians inside five twice in second half for playing a very large role in their comeback...overcoming the 18 point halftime deficit was the biggest CAA comeback to win in Elon program's history...

I expect they're feeling pretty good about themselves...we'll have our hands full...but Spiders have another chance to overcome another demon...haven't beaten the Phoenix in a regular season since 2016!

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Current forecast shows 100 percent chance of rain Saturday
The rain chance for Friday is similar to Saturday although the amount of rain for Friday is forecast to be 2X higher than Saturday.

Grass field will be softened up for sure by 2pm kickoff.Hopefully, the crown and field drainage are optimally engineered.

Its Family Weekend.Excited parents with checkbooks wont be interested in getting saturated sitting outside and unprotected from the wet elements for 3.5 hours.
 
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