After a 2-0 start to the 2021 season, Richmond football has dropped three games in a row to fall to 2-3. Now, they'll hope to snap their losing streak against a formidable James Madison team this week at home.
James Madison enters the game 4-1 and jockeying for position atop the CAA standings. Here's everything you need to know to watch the game on NBC Sports Washington.
RICHMOND VS. JAMES MADISON HOW TO WATCH
What: Richmond Spiders (2-3) vs. James Madison Dukes (4-1)
Where: Robins Stadium, Richmond, VA.
When: Saturday, October 16, 2:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Richmond vs. James Madison will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Richmond vs. James Madison on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.
RICHMOND VS. JAMES MADISON TV SCHEDULE
2:00 PM: Richmond vs. James Madison (LIVE)
RICHMOND VS. JAMES MADISON WHAT TO WATCH
- This is a game that will likely be deciding on the ground. James Madison rushes for a whopping 197.4 rushing yards per game this season, and given the Spiders are giving up roughly 124 yards per game on the ground, stopping the run will be pivotal for Richmond against the Dukes.
- Richmond has proven it can beat the bad teams in its conference like Howard and Lehigh, but they've struggled against teams at or above their level. James Madison falls into the latter category, so this should be a big test for a Richmond team still looking for a signature win.
RICHMOND VS. JAMES MADISON PLAYERS TO WATCH
Richmond: QB Joe Mancuso. Mancuso has totaled 668 passing yards on the year to date and is completing 62.1% of his passes to go along with six touchdown passes and two interceptions. He also presents a threat as a runner with 157 rushing yards and a touchdown through five games.
James Madison: QB Cole Johnson. Johnson has had a much more productive year than his Richmond counterpart. He's thrown for 1,301 yards, 14 touchdowns and just one interception while completing 71% of his passes. The James Madison rushing attack is pretty good, and their quarterback doesn't seem to make mistakes. That usually results in a tough offense to stop.