TOWSON (1-5) @ RICHMOND (3-3)
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Radio: 1370 AM
Series: Richmond leads 4-2.
What's at stake: Richmond has won the past two meetings, having outscored the Tigers, 87-28, in that span. The Spiders are ranked No. 16 in the Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision Poll and are coming off an 11-10 victory over Massachusetts last week. Towson had a bye last week and has lost four straight contests, including a 17-13 loss to James Madison two weeks ago.
Key matchup: Tigers senior wide receiver Hakeem Moore needs five catches to become the 19th player in school history with 100 career receptions. Moore ranks first in the Colonial Athletic Association in yards per catch (23.1). He is tied for first in touchdown receptions (5) and ranks second in receiving yards per game (69.3). Richmond senior cornerback Justin Rogers is a three-time All-American and a nominee for the Buck Buchanan Award for the most outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Rogers has 12 career interceptions, including two this season. Both Moore and Rogers are among the leading return men in the conference. Rogers averages a conference-best 18.9 yards per punt return, while Moore leads the CAA with 454 kick return yards.
Players to watch: Sophomore safety Jordan Dangerfield leads the Tigers with 53 tackles and ranks ninth in the CAA with an average of 8.8 tackles per game. Richmond senior defensive lineman Martin Parker ranks first among CAA linemen with 49 tackles, while Towson sophomore Frank Beltre is second with 42 stops. Spiders senior linebacker Eric McBride is the reigning CAA Defensive Player of the Week and the third-leading tackler in the conference with 11 per game.