Football Falls to Richmond in Opening Round of FCS Playoffs
RICHMOND, Va. – Making their third straight NCAA FCS Playoff appearance, the Davidson football team had their season come to an end Saturday afternoon with a 41-0 setback at No. 14 Richmond inside Robins Stadium.
The Wildcats conclude the year 8-4 overall, while the Spiders improve to 9-3.
Richmond will travel to No. 2 seed Sacramento State next weekend.
Despite the loss, Aaron Maione led Davidson with 107 all-purpose yards, highlighted by a 47-yard catch. In addition to the ‘Cats’ longest reception on the day, Maione had their longest run, a 26-yard gain late in the second quarter.
Jaden Pask paced the Wildcat defense with nine total tackles, including seven solo stops.
Davidson, which has led the nation in rushing in each of the last three seasons and four of the last five, finished with 123 yards on the ground.
Reece Udinski, one of the nation’s top quarterbacks, completed 28 of 31 passes for 246 yards and two scores, to lead the Spiders, who totaled 482 yards.