#7 Delaware pulls away, knocks off #5 UR
Redshirt freshman running back Jovan Smith gained 102 yards on 10 carries, but visiting seventh-ranked Delaware struck for three-consecutive touchdowns in the second half to beat No. 5 Richmond, 34-13, Saturday at Robins Stadium in the CAA Football opener for both teams.
It was the Spiders’ (1-2, 0-1) first setback at their new on-campus stadium after christening it last Saturday with another Top-10 showdown – a 27-21 win over then-No. 7 Elon in overtime. Both games were played before sellout crowds.
Smith, a Springfield, Va. native, averaged 10.2 yards on his 10 carries – marking the first 100-yard game by a Richmond running back since then-senior Justin Forte racked up 121 yards at Towson last season (Oct. 31). Smith also caught four passes for 11 yards.